Groups + Schedule

This year's swim season will look a lot different to years past.  Currently, the Shearwater pool is not open to the general public, so we will instead be running a "pay as go, swim where you can" plan until further notice.  Details to follow, hopefully by the week of 10 September 2020.

  • To subscribe to the Google Calendar on your phone, please click here on your phone (or copy this link to add it as a shared calendar in your own calendar app).

  • To view the Google Calendar on its own website page, please click here.

  • The Swim Nova Scotia Competition Information Page is here.

For your reference, our traditional training groups are as follows, for when we return to a non-COVID mitigated practice schedule.

SBSC Training Groups



Qualification Requirements

NovaTech Participation Level (Bluefin)

25m all strokes • 50m kick • 100m IM • relay

entry level into club

no DQs

typical age: 8 and under

NovaTech Level 1

50m all strokes • 49m kick • 200m IM • relay

100m IM under 2:15

no DQs (warnings only)

typical age: 9-10 or older

NovaTech Level 2

50m all strokes • 49m kick •200m IM •200m freestyle • relay

200m IM under 4:15

DQs begin for stroke/turn infractions

typical age: 9-10 or older

Age Group AA

all strokes in short course

200m IM under 3:55 and 200m freestyle under 3:40, and/or within 10s of NS Prov Champ qual times in 200, 400 or 800 free or IM

DQs enforced

Age Group AAA

all strokes in short and long course

LC 100 free under 1:08 (male) or 1:12 (female)

DQs enforced