Novice (refer to schedule below)
This is our entry level program and athletes should be approximately 7 years old. Working towards being IM legal before moving to Juniors. In this group we focus on technique for all four strokes. We play "games with aims" to make learning fun and keep the attention of the young swimmers. Swimmers will have the opportunity to attend a couple mini meets at the Sechelt pool to experience the excitement of racing with your team mates! This is a time for athletes to see how they are improving and celebrate their success!
500 - 1000 meters per practice.
Fees:$850 for the season. This can be paid in September in full or in two installments Sept 1/Feb 1. There is not a discount for joining late. Each transaction has a 3.65% plus 20 cent transaction fee.
Tuesdays and Thursdays:
Swim: 5:45 - 6:45pm
Juniors (refer to schedule below)-Saturday practices will be added for Junior and Senior swimmers in October.
Fees: $1552 for the season. (Monthly option available if joining late)
Fees can be paid in full in September for one transaction fee of 3.65% plus 20 cents.
Two installment option: one payment at registration and February 1st.
A monthly payment option is also available.
All Transactions will have included in the fee 3.65% plus 20c per processing.
Once swimmers progress into the Junior Group they are IM legal. This means that they can perform all four strokes without getting disqualified in a race. All of these rules are discussed and reviewed in the Novice program. Swimmers also are required to swim approximately 1500-2000 meters per practice. This group has a strong focus on technique and perfecting starts, turns and strokes. Fun with team mates is always the goal!
Monday & Wednesday:
Swim - 5:30pm - 7:00 pm (on deck @ 5:15)
Swim - 4:00 - 5:30 (on deck @ 3:45)
Swim-11:30-1:30 in Gibsons pool. (Sept 8-October27th)
Swim 10:00-12:00 (November 3-December 22)
Jan 19-March 9 8:15-9:45
If swimmers would prefer they may choose a Valhalla class in lieu of Saturday am practice.
Approximate minimum age 8 years. Perfecting IM strokes. Building kick speed and endurance. Learning to train. Racing
skills. Some test sets.
Seniors (refer to schedule below)-$2070 for the season (monthly payment avaialble). This includes the month of June and Valhalla training. If paying monthly it is over 9 months. No extra fees will be collected for June training. Transaction fees are the same as Junior. Morning practices are for swimmers that have a 95% attendance and meet the qualifying standard of a 200 IM time under 3:15. Swimmers that wish to commit to 5 or more practices should register in this group.
Senior swimmers are into our competitive program with a strong focus on racing. Athletes are consistently working on technique while increasing their meterage and strength training. Senior athletes are competing at sanctioned meets, provincials and further.
Same as Juniors but added morning practices on Tuesday & Thursday.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: Same as Junior Schedule
Tuesday and Thursday Valhalla training 4-5
Swim - 6:05am - 7:25am (Swimmers need to arrive at the facility in their suits to optimize time in the pool.)
Juniors & Seniors Cross Trainers (refer to schedule below)
Saturday practices will be added for Junior and Senior swimmers in October. Please read below about saturday practices. It is recommended that Crosstrainers choose days during the week as Saturdays may fluctuate due to meets and pool availability.
Fees: 1,175 for the year (monthly payment option avaialble) (Transaction fees the same as indicated by the Junior Group)
Choose of two (2) Junior times per week
Non Competitive. This group is for those that are Junior swimmers but only have time to commit to (2) two practices per week due to other sports or activities. It provides skill and endurance training that will also help with overall fitness for other sports. It is recommended that if you would like to progress in the competitive program that you consider a full time schedule in the Junior group.
If you would like to drop into Valhalla the cost is 15$ per drop in. If you would like to come on a regular basis it is worth it to sign up for the Junior group. This also gives you the flexibility to move around in the classes you attend. If you are in the cross training group then two days must be selected and maintained through the season. Missed classes can not be made up on a day your swimmer is not registered for. This is to make sure that we have proper pool space and coaching staff.
Because our club is a non-profit organization we are run by a volunteer Board of Directors. We rely strongly on parents participating in the running of our program. When you register with the Chinook Swim Club, you can choose from many volunteer opportunities throughout the year. It is a great way to get to know other parents and be a part of our swim family. If your schedule does not allow for this type of commitment you can choose to pay an additional 175$ at registration.
Saturday practices will be added for Junior and Senior swimmers in October. Practices will only be held if the SCRD can provide guards for our training sessions. If Saturday practice is canceled then Swimmers may attend Valhalla at no additional cost to them Tuesday or Thursday 4-5.