PLEASE NOTE: This is for Swim Club Registration ONLY. If you need information regarding regarding Mini-Rapids swim lessons, public swim schedules, or pool rentals visit http://www.kinpool.ca/ or contact [email protected]nwrsc.ca

Registration for Summer Swim Club is now full.  Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, we are not able to accommodate as many swimmers as typical years.  We are currently taking a waitlist and will likely be able to offer some additional spots to waitlisted swimmers over the next few weeks.  Please understand that swimmers will be offered spaces based off which groups have space and not necessarily in the order in which individuals registered.

Welcome Back! The White Rapids are excited about being back at Kin Pool this summer! Things will look a little different this year, but the fun and NWRSC spirit that you have come to expect will be back!  Check out our 2021 Season Plan for information about this coming season!!

Existing Members or SwimmersExisting members can begin registering March 22, 2021. To be considered an existing member you must have previously swum a summer season and/or fall or winter maintenance (not mini rapids lessons).  Siblings of existing members may also register with this group.  

New swimmers - New members can begin registering April 6, 2021 and you are considered a new member if you have not participated in a summer season or our fall/winter maintenance program.  Mini Rapids lessons are not part of the White Rapids Swim Club and thus, do not count as prior participation. 

Other information:

  • The Club is for children of all ages, with no minimum age, provided they can swim a width of the pool, unassisted, using a recognizable stroke.
  • All new swimmers and swimmers aged 8 and under must demonstrate their swimming ability at an in-pool swim assessment at Kin Pool in Bowen Park.
  • Assessments will take place on Saturday May 1 between 10:00 am and noon or Sunday May 2 between 10:00 am and noon. Stop by Kin Pool anytime during these hours for your assessment. 
  • NOTE: if the evaluation criteria are not met, the registration fee (minus the $35 BCSSA insurance fee, which is non-refundable) will be refunded.
  • To determine what division your child will be in as of May 1, 2021 review the 2021 BCSSA Age Locator.
  • What to bring to the swim assessment:
    • Proof of Age (Birth Certificate or Care Card)
    • Bathing Suit, Goggles and Towel (to demonstrate swimming requirements) - there is no access to changerooms
    • Credit Card, if not yet registered online.

NOTE:  Registration is a 2 step process:

  1. Club Membership: register with the Swim Club and pay the Club registration fee.
  2. BCSSA Membership: follow the link included in the Swim Club registration and pay the $35 insurance fee. NOTE: The $35 insurance fee is non-refundable.

2021 Registration Fees and Timelines

Type

Online Registration Opens

Season Start Date

Registration Fee

Includes $35 BCSSA fee

($)

 

Raffle Ticket Book***

($)

 

Service Hours Fee

($)

Service Hours Minimum Requirement

(hrs)

Full Season -

Existing*

Mar 22

May 3

400

100

300

10

Partial Season -

OCat**

May 17

Jun 14

265

0

180

6

Alumni

Mar 22

May 3

150

0

0

0

Full Season -

New Swimmers

Apr 6

May 3

400

100

300

10

 

* Full Season - Existing members are those who have previously swum a summer season and/or fall or winter maintenance.  Siblings of existing members may also register with this group. 

** Partial Season registration is available only to Swim BC swimmers who will be swimming in the OCat category with the White Rapids starting June 14, 2021. Partial season registration is subject to availability in appropriate training group. OCat swimmers may choose to register for Full Season to guarantee a spot.

*** Due to COVID-19 restrictions we will not be holding our traditional Community Day (Tag Day). Insteadwe are having a raffle as our mandatory fundraising commitment. 

Registration Fee

  • All registration fees include $35 for BCSSA insurance.
  • Multi Swimmer Discounts: $25 discount for each additional sibling (excludes Alumni).
  • Payment is due upon registration by credit card or e-transfer only.

Raffle

Every family will be required to pre-pay for 20 raffle tickets at a cost of $100.00.  This will be charged at the time of registration as per the above table. 

  • Prizes: 1st - $1000.00; 2nd - $500.00; 3rd - $250.00 
  • Draw will take place at Kin Pool on May 31st at 7pm 
  • Families who sell an additional booklet of tickets will be entered in a draw for a $100 apparel credit. 
Service Hours

At the present time, Public Health Orders do not allow for any gathering or spectators.  If these orders remain in effect, volunteer hour requirements or the associated service hours fee will be waived. Public Health Orders may change over the coming months and if volunteering becomes possible, the club needs you to operate successfully. We will draw on families for help and support. These hours may be reduced depending on when this activity can resume. 

Refund Policy

Full refunds of Club registration fees are provided upon written request prior to May 15, 2021. Email [email protected] Requests on or after May 15 will be considered only for medical withdrawals accompanied by approved documentation from a medical practitioner; approved requests will be awarded pro-rated credit towards next season's registration.

Equipment

All swimmers are encouraged to acquire their own equipment especially swim fins and kickboards. NWRSC will have these items available to order through our online apparel store.  Our online store will be opening by the end of March or early April.

Read the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ page) under the General Info tab or click on the Contact Us link above with your questions.

Register Now: Please select the button for your registration type (most swimmers will be in the Summer Swim Club group)