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 1, 2019, you can register online for Rookie Camp or Click Here to send us an email request for more information.


Swim Groups

Pre Stars (approx 6-8yrs)

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.

Tuesdays/Thursdays 4:45-5:30pm

Stars (approx 8-10yrs)

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. 

Tuesdays/Thursdays 3:45-4:45pm

Juniors (approx 11-13yrs)

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 (approx 14-16yrs) **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.

Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays 3:45-5:15pm AND Tuesdays/Thursdays 6:45-7:45am)

Short Course/Long Course Seasons

The short course season runs from September to the end of March. The long course season runs from April to 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 an 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.

You can choose to register in short course only or both short course and long course seasons. The days/times for each group will remain the same for both short and long course.

Swim Alberta is moving towards year round swimming, instead of dividing the year into short/long course. Stay tuned for more information as we plan to incorporate some of these changes within our club for the 2020-2021 season :)