Junior Olympic Way (JOW)
Active Start for the beginner as well as learning the Fundamentals!

The Junior Olympic Way program targets 5-7 year-old swimmers (although the ages are just rough guidelines). 

** JOW is a full-season program, running from September to June. New Registrations will be taken in February & April program as space permits**

Swimmers will be placed in small groups with other swimmers approximately their own age and ability. In JOW we will introduce your swimmer to swim competitions to prepare them for the next level which is Cascade's Competitive Swim Program.



June 2021 Update: In-person Rookie Camps will not be held for the mid-season entry into JOW. Please use the Parent Assessment Tool and video below to determine if your swimmer is ready for the JOW program. Currently, we are not able to accept new registrations, but will provide updates as current COVID-19 related restrictions are eased. 


If you require further guidance in assessing your swimmer, please contact the Cascade Office or Coach Jacquie Pratt. We welcome video submissions demonstrating your swimmer's skill level, so our coaches can better help. 

2020-21 Schedule


Seton YMCA

Monday & Wednesday       4:30 - 5:30 PM       

Tuesday & Thursday          5:30 - 6:30 PM       



Canyon Meadows Pool

Monday & Wednesday      4:30 - 5:30 PM   or   5:45 - 6:45 PM

Tuesday & Thursday         4:30 - 5:30 PM   or   5:45 - 6:45 PM


Practices will begin the week of September 21 and run through June 2021. JOW does not run on statutory holidays.

JOW Winter Break: December 18 - January 03, 2020  

2020-21 Fees 


                                                               Membership        Swimming Canada &           Total

                                                                                            Championship Fund  

Monday & Wednesday (2 days / week)            $ 1433                       $ 187                        $ 1620

Tuesday & Thursday (2 days / week)               $ 1517                       $ 187                        $ 1704


February Program Start (Pro-rated) Fees: 

Monday & Wednesday                                   $                                $187                          $

Tuesday & Thursday                                     $                                 $187                          $



All fees are due (in full) to the office by the first day the program starts. ^These fees do not include the cost of swim meets, equipment or team gear.


* All swimmers in our LTCS (LearnTo-Competitive-Swim) program are registered members of Swim Alberta and Swimming Canada. This Swimming Canada fee is included in the fees listed above, and will be detailed on your billing invoice. 

Please note: There is a $50 charge for the 1st group change (days/times) if they are requested within 72 hours of the first day of programming. Additional changes or changes done on the day are between $100-$150 per change. There are no refunds after the first day of the program. Withdrawals prior to the first day of the program will be subject to a $25 administration fee.

* We are unable to provide credits, refunds, or make-up opportunities for missed practices, including for those due to illness or self-isolation requirements. 


Junior Olympic Way swimmer require the following equipment

  • Bathing Suit (Team Suit Recommended) 

  • Cascade Cap - included in registration fees

  • Goggles 

  • Swimming Fins (FINIS fins preferred - color coded by size)

Visit our swim gear page to learn about options to buy your swim gear

Swim Meets

Junior Olympic Way will have "Fundamentals" level meets throughout the swim year (roughly one meet every six (6) weeks). Meets will be posted in the events section of the web site once they are available to register your swimmer.  You will be sent an email invitation for the meet which will prompt you to log in to your account and sign up for the meet.  Swim meets will range in cost from $35-$50 per meet and are in addition to your regular fees with Cascade.

Other Important Information

There will be parent meetings on:


Please plan to attend these meetings as coaches will be discussing important details for the year. Winter 2021 Update: Parent meetings will be held virtually, via the Zoom platform.



Swim School & JOW Programs do not have any volunteer requirements

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