NCSS - Nose Creek Shark School

NCSS is NCSA's pre-competitive program. Stage 1, 2, & 3 is generally for beginning swimmers from ages 5 - 10 years of age.

All four competitive swim strokes, proper finishes, dives and turns are taught in this program by certified  CSCTA coaches.  Our season starts in September and ends in May. Our swimmers train twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Our fundamentals program with more training for swimmers ages 9 - 13 that are new to the sport of competitive swimming. This program trains 3 times a week for 45 minutes.

NCSS offers four levels within this program and trains out of  Airdrie Genesis Place and the  Thornhill  Aquatic Centre in Calgary.

For more information, please go to or contact NCSA Team Manager, Robin Loyola at


NCSA - Nose Creek Swim Association

NCSA is our competitive swim program. The program is generally for intermediate to expert swimmers ages 7 to 18.

All four competitive swim strokes, proper finishes, dives and turns are taught in this program by certified  CSCTA coaches and  NCCP level 1 - 3 coaches.  Our season starts in September and ends in June or July dependent on each swimmer's meet schedule. Our swimmers start to train three times a week in our first level and up to 9 times a week in our performance squad.

NCSA stands out from other competitive swim programs in that we are one of the few teams to follow the Long Term Athlete Develop Model promoted by Swim Canada. Swimmers that are trained too often too young do so at a cost to their future as a swimmer. We are aware that increased workouts and intensity does increase short-term performance, however as the body adapts to the number of workouts, should this happen too early in a swimmer's career, the result too often is in injuries or plateaus. Overtraining is the number one reason swimmers quit. NCSA focuses on fundamentals and technique while building in the training aspect as the swimmers mature.

NCSA Competition Fees


Our Master's program is for any swimmer over the age of 18 that are looking to improve fitness and swim skills in a fun, social environment. We have members that are there to train for a triathlon, train to compete and others that are there just for a social fitness environment. 

We swim as follows out of Genesis Place in Airdrie:

M/W - 4:00 - 5:00 pm

T/Th/F - 7:30 - 8:30 am

We have a free trial week for all new members.

NCSA Masters Fees

Please contact NCSA Team Manager Robin Loyola at or 403 948 7895 for more information.