The Edson Orcas Swim Club offers training and practice groups for swimmers of different ages and abilities. It is the goal of the Edson Orcas Swim Club to offer age specific training for all of our athletes geared towards challenging each individual and developing each individual to the best of THEIR abilities.

Each September, we hold Rookie Camp for new swimmers to allow our coaches to assess your child and determine if they would be ready to join swim club. This week long camp also gives swimmers a chance to see if swim club is the right fit for them.

Beginning August 20, 2020, you can register online for Rookie Camp or Click Here to send us an email request for more information.

 

Swim Groups

Pre Stars (beginners)

This is our entry level group. Swimmers must have passed Swimmer 4 or be able to swim 25m of the pool.  It is recommended that children participate in the Rookie Camp so coaches can assess their ability.  This is an introductory group with 1.5 hours a week of water time with the possibility of attending and competing in swim meets.

Mondays/Wednesday 3:45-4:30pm OR 4:30-5:15pm

OR

Tuesdays/Thursday 3:45-4:30pm OR 4:30-5:15pm

Stars (intermediates)

In this level, swimmers will continue to work on the technical aspect of all 4 strokes with an introduction to Intermediate medley and relays. Swimmers will participate in swim meets. Commitment for this level is 2 hours a week of water time. 

Mondays/Wednesdays 3:45-4:45pm

OR

Tuesdays/Thursdays 3:45-4:45pm

Senior Stars (advanced intermediates) *New this season*

This is a competitive level where swimmers continue to work on the technical aspect of all 4 strokes along with stroke enhancement. Swimmers will participate in swim meets. This new group was created to help bridge the gap between Stars and Juniors. Commitment for this level is 3 hours a week of water time.

Tuesdays/Thursdays 3:45-5:15pm

Juniors (Advanced)

This is a competitive level that includes stroke enhancement, dryland training and nutrition along with some specialty training when available. Swimmers in this level may be working towards or reaching Provincial standard times.  Commitment for this level is 4.5 hours a week of water time with some dryland training.

Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays 3:45-5:15pm

Intermediates (Senior Advanced) **Not active at this time**

This is a competitive level where swimmers are working towards their specialty stroke(s) and swims, have provincial standards or very close to as well as working towards provincial championships and nationals.  Swimmers at this level have the option to assist with the pre stars group. Commitment for this level is 6.5 hours a week of water time and we also incorporate dryland training.

 

Short Course/Long Course Seasons

For this season, we will be combing our previous Short Course and Long Course seasons into one Year Long season as Swim Alberta is moving towards year round swimming. All swimmers will register for September to June. In the past, the short course season would run from September to the end of March and the long course season would run from April to June/July. Short Course (SC) swim meets are held in a 25m pool. Long Course (LC) swim meets are held in a 50m pool. The Edson pool is 25m. 

On average, for the same distance, long course races take about 2% longer than short course races. The reason for this is that when a swimmer is swimming short course there are more turns over the same distance. When a swimmer does a turn and pushes off the wall he is usually moving faster than he would in the rest of the race..

Please note that we do offer withdrawals during the season if necessary, with written notice. Your withdrawal will become effective at the end of the next full month, and remaining fees will be refunded. For example, if we receive notice on April 15, 2021 that you wish to withdraw from Swim Club, you will pay fees until May 30, 2021. You will receive a refund for June 2021 fees. Please send withdrawal notification to [email protected].