The Nose Creek Shark School is our pre-competitive program that teaches the four strokes, turns and dives to swimmers 10 years and younger. 

We train out of AIRDRIE GENESIS PLACE and THORNHILL AQUATIC CENTRE (NW Calgary). Your swimmer attends the one locations that makes the most sense logistically for your family.

It is the goal of the Nose Creek Shark School 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.

Please call us at 403 948 7895 or Click Here to send us an email request for more information.


Stage 1

This is our entry level group, mainly for swimmers 5 - 7 years of age. Our ratio of coach to swimmer is 6 to 1, therefore all swimmers should be comfortable with all depths of water and be able to swim 5 - 10 meters without stopping. Swimming fundamentals such as body position, kicking and breathing are focused on at this level.

Workout Days/Times:

Airdrie - T/TH 5:00 - 5:30 pm

Calgary: T/TH 4:30 - 5:00 pm

Stage 2

Our second level of pre-competitive is mainly for swimmers 7 - 8 years of age. Swimmers are required to have recognizable front crawl (freestyle) and backstroke to enter. The fundamentals of swimming are taught with a focus on body position, kick, breathing, and timing.

Workout Days/Times:

Airdrie -T/TH 4:00 - 4:45 pm OR 4:45 - 5:30 pm OR 5:30 - 6:15 pm

Calgary - T/TH 4:30 - 5:15 pm OR 5:15 - 6:00 pm

Stage 3

Our third stage prior to entering our competitive stream is Stage 3. This is mainly for swimmers 8 - 10 years of age that have strong freestyle and backstroke. We continue to focus on the fundamentals of these strokes, as well as breaststroke and butterfly. We also introduce proper turns and legal finishes for each stroke.

Workout Days/Times:

Airdrie - T/TH 4:00 - 4:45 pm OR 4:45 pm - 5:30 pm OR 5:30 - 6:15 pm

Calgary - T/TH 4:30 - 5:15 pm OR 5:15 - 6:00 pm


This non competitive program is for swimmers aged 9 - 14 that are new to competitive swimming, want to compete however need to refine their skills prior to entering the competitive stream of NCSA. We focus on the fundamentals of all four strokes, proper turns, legal finishes and starts.

Workout Days/Times:

Airdrie - T/TH  6:15 - 7:00 pm

                Fri - 5:30 - 6:30 pm