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Chena Summer Sessions will focus on teaching and refining stroke mechanics, starts, and turns for all 4 competitive strokes and is the perfect tune up for swimmers ahead of the next competitive season!

Swimmers attending the camp will have 90 minute in-water sessions each day and will receive detailed, individualized feedback from experienced coaches.

Summer Sessions is open to competitive swimmers aged 9-13 and runs from August 15th-28th. Full and half camp options are available.

To register click the link at the bottom of this page.

Chena Skills is our pre-competitive lessons program for swimmers aged 5-10. Our program focuses on swimming basics and fundamentals as they pertain to competitive swim racing. Our goal is to build rock solid foundations that provide a platform for which swimmers can excel in their long term development as atheletes. Chena Skills offers two programs, Bronze and Silver. Each class will have their own Coach for the entire session. See our Skills Instructors Page for the bio's of all our Skills Coaches. For more details about the Bronze and Silver programs, view the descriptions further along on this page or view our full Chena Skills Program PDF. For details about next steps after Skills with the Chena Junior Program view the Chena Junior Program PDF.

Announcements
  • 2021 June 14: Summer Skills is a Go!
    We are excited to announce that we will be running a 3-week Summer Session of Chena Skills from August 8th to August 28th. The schedule and pre-registration forms are now available and are posted below.
Requirements

Swimmers must be comfortable in the water without parental supervision before entry into our program. Loosely, this means a swimmer should be able to complete 25m of swimming or kicking and be comfortable in the deep end of the pool. To enter the Silver program a swimmer should be able to correctly perform the motions of Breaststroke Kick and have a strong understanding of Freestyle Kick.

Registration

If you have a child who is joining Chena Skills for the first time there are four steps to registering and securing a spot for your child. Start with Step 1 and completing the Chena Skills & Junior Intake Form. This form must be submitted before registering for our programs. If you have multiple children, complete one form for each child. Coach George will then be in touch with you by email about whether or not you need to come in for an assessment at the pool.

After your child has been assessed and a Coach has reccomended a class for them, scroll down on this page to find the class and register on the waitlist. The Skills Registrar will review that your registration matches the coaches reccomendation, accept you to the class, and direct you on how to pay the class fees. Once your fees are paid you are fully registered!

If you are not ready to register at this time, but would like to recieve emails from us regarding Chena Skills Updates, email regassist@chenawimclub.ca. Through the emailing list we provide updates on registration opening times or program scheduling and other Chena Skills News.

Registering a Returning Swimmer

If it has been a while since your last Skills session (say 2019) please follow all the steps and start with filling out our Intake Form. If you have recently participated in the Spring 2021 session of Chena Skills and would like to register for Chena Skills again, you do not need to fill out the Intake Form or have an assessment; You can skip to step 3 to view which class your child should register for. At the end of your Skills session your child will have recieved a report card that has the coaches reccomendation for the swimmers next class or level. 

 

Step 1: Complete the Chena Skills & Junior Intake Form

Step 2: Get Assessed at the Pool

Step 3: View your Class Placement

Step 4: Register for a Class

Step 5: Pay your Fees

 

Note: When registering the system only allows the "Pay by Check" option to show. Payment must be by E-Transfer to etransfer@chenaswimclub.ca. Full e-transfer instructions will be provided after pay by check has been selected.


Schedule

Chena Skills runs four sessions per year.

  • Fall: Septmber-December, 9-weeks, 1-2x per week
  • Winter: January-March, 9-weeks, 1-2x per week
  • Spring: April-June, 9-weeks, 1-2x per week
  • Summer: August, 3-weeks, 3x per week

During the last week of each session, we offer an optional mini-meet where your swimmer can try competing in a familiar, supportive and fun setting. On the last lesson of the session your coach will have a progress report card for each swimmer that will include their reccomendation for which program to register in for their next session. If your swimmer attends the mini-meet a certificate is awarded with their events and times achieved at the conclusion of the event.

Schedule: Summer 2021

All our Bronze and Silver Classes over the summer have the same schedule for this summer session. UPDATED JUNE 16th:

  • Sun August 8 - 10:45am-12:00 @ Harry Jerome
  • Fri August 13 - 4:45-6:00pm @ Delbrook
  • Sat August 14 - 2:30-3:45pm @ Harry Jerome
  • Sun August 15 - 10:45am-12:00 @ Harry Jerome
  • Fri August 20 - 4:45-6:00pm @ Delbrook
  • Sat August 21 - 2:30-3:45pm @ Harry Jerome
  • Sun August 22 - 10:45am-12:00 @ Harry Jerome
  • CANCELLED: Mon August 23
  • NEW: Fri August 27 - 4:45-6:00pm @ Delbrook
  • Sat August 28 - 2:30-3:45pm @ Harry Jerome (Skills Mini Meet)
Fees

For both Bronze and Silver, there is only one fee per session. A one-time Swim BC fee is also required once per year for registration and insurance purposes. The current fees for the Chena Skills programs are:

  • 8-class session of Bronze/Silver: $150 per swimmer
  • 16-class session of Bronze/Silver: $300 per swimmer

The Swim BC Fee is $47 and only needs to be paid once per season (Sept1-Aug31). After March 31st, the fee is reduced to $31. Payment for Chena Skills is by e-transfer only. E-transfers can be sent to etransfer@chenaswimclub.ca. Please include the swimmer's name and lesson day in the note field when sending E-transfers. If you have any more questions about registration or fees, please email the Skills Registrar (regassist@chenawimclub.ca) or the Lead Junior Coach George Hill (George.Hill.2@outlook.com).

DISCLAIMER: Chena Skills programs may potentially be affected by Provincial Health Orders and changing public health situations.

 

Chena Skills BRONZE

Bronze provides an introduction to swimming basics such as kicking and streamline in a fun and joyful learning environment. Bronze is aimed at swimmers aged 5-9 who are comfortable in the water without assistance or parent supervision. Gold level swimmers are not eligible for the Bronze program. The NVRC equivalent for this program is between 2A and 2B.

Goals
» Find joy in swimming
» Enjoy coming to the pool
» Swim 1 length completely without stopping
» Be kind and respectful to everyone
» Become familiar with different kicks
» Learn to enter the water headfirst
» Learn to do a streamline
» Learn to do a somersault


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Chena Skills SILVER

Silver builds upon Bronze through the reinforcement and continued improvement of swimming basics such as kicking and streamline while in a more social group setting. Silver introduces the four swimming strokes, kicking fast and mini-fun competitions. Silver is aimed at swimmers aged 6-9 who have some basic swimming proficiency and are developing kicking techniques. When a swimmer graduates with all the gold requirements, they are no longer eligible for Silver and can join the Junior White program. The NVRC equivalent for this program is between 2B and 3.

Goals
» Come to the pool excited to swim
» Make new friendships and connections
» Practice kindness and respect
» Swim 2 lengths without stopping
» Develop breaststroke & dolphin kicks
» Learn basic swim stroke movements
» Become comfortable on your back
» Learn new kicking drills
» Experiment with kicking fast


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Summer Sessions

Chena Summer Sessions will focus on teaching and refining stroke mechanics, starts, and turns for all 4 competitive strokes and is the perfect tune up for swimmers ahead of the next competitive season!

Swimmers attending the camp will have 90 minute in-water sessions each day and will receive detailed, individualized feedback from experienced coaches.

Summer Sessions is open to competitive swimmers aged 9-13 and runs from August 15th-28th. Full and half camp options are available. To register click the link below.

Note: When registering the system only allows the "Pay by Check" option to show. Payment must be by E-Transfer to etransfer@chenaswimclub.ca. Full e-transfer instructions will be provided after pay by check has been selected.

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