Advanced Lessons

Novice

The Novice program is an introduction to Competitive Swimming. This foundational level is considered ‘Introductory’ and/or ‘Open-for-all young people and all abilities’. This group aims to the largest population at a basic, general and introductory level of competitive swimming through low entry standards, flexible schedules, and competitive fees. Our Novice programming minimum entry requirement is that the swimmer must be able to complete one length (25 meters) unassisted on both their front and back. This group introduces the FUNdamentals of competitive swimming including all four strokes (butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke, freestyle), streamline, kicking, starts, and flip turns. Through prioritizing Physical Literacy, Skill Acquisition, and FUN we cultivate a culture within our Novice Program to love swimming and the drive to become better at it! In addition, the group includes hands-on coaching and an opportunity to participate in swim meets. This FUNdamental level falls under Swim Canada’s Long-Term Athlete Development Plan ‘FUNdamentals’ category. Athletes in this group are encouraged to participate in multiple sports and develop their athletic abilities beyond the pool. Our Novice program has two groups, Novice 1 and Novice 2, both of which swim once (1) or twice (2) per week respectively for one (1) hour.To register for our Novice Swimming program swimmers must be able to swim one length of the pool on their front and back unassisted.

You pick which practices fit YOUR schedule! 

The program starts on September 16, 2019, and ends June 5, 2020. 

Registration package for the 2019/2020 season includes information about practice locations & times, pricing & fee schedule and fee break downs.

Click here for the Novice Registration Package

Click here to register for Novice.

Please note that you need to follow the monthly calendars to be aware of practice changes, this document is only a tentative schedule.