Nanaimo White Rapids Swim Club Lessons

Registration for fall maintenance is now open.  

Important information- please read carefully!

  • All swimmers who participate in programming with NWRSC must have BCSSA Insurance. Insurance dates are May 1st to April 30th and insurance fees are not pro-rated nor refundable (Amount typically ranges from $35 to $45).
  • Summer Swim Club, including fall and winter maintenance programing, is not a lessons program but a competitive swim club.
  • Swimmers entering the club need to be able to swim 15m independently in a recognizable stroke.
  • We may need to ask swimmers to withdraw if they are not able to swim 15m and we reserve the right to move swimmers to a different group based on skill level. 
  • We do not swim on Statutory Holidays  or during Spring Break but practices are on for any school Pro-D days.
  • All practices include a 15 min dryland activation prior to 1 hour in-water practice.
  • Water Polo is located at the Nanaimo Aquatic Centre and starts the week of September 13th.
  • Fall Maintenance is located at Beban Pool and starts the week of October 4th.
  • Cost is $10 per practice and thus, cost may be different between groups depending on what days stats and spring break fall on.
  • Please DO NOT come to practice if you are feeling unwell or have any cold/flu symptoms. 
  • If you have been directed by Island Health to stay home and isolate, you ARE NOT to come to practice.
  • If you have your own swim equipment please bring to practice
  • If you miss a practice, we will NOT be able to accomodate a make-up practice. 
  • Questions can be emailed to Em McGibbon (Fall and Winter Maintenance Lead Coach) at [email protected] or to Kate Palmer at [email protected]
  • Refunds:  Requests to withdraw must be made in writing.  Refund amount is based on date of request.

 Withdrawal Date

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Water Polo

Fall and Winter Maintenance Water Polo is a weekly program that aims to help swimmers learn the basic skills and rules of play in a fun environment. No previous experience required!

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Fall Maintenance

Fall Maintenance is an off season training program for the Nanaimo White Rapids Summer Swim Club. As such, it is first offered to existing White Rapids Swim Club Members and will only open to those interested in joining the club if space is available. Fall maintenance is NOT a lessons program and ALL registering swimmers MUST be able to swim at least 15m unassisted in a recognizable stroke. Fall maintenance runs from Sept/Oct to December. In order to maintain Summer Swimmer status a swimmer can only participate in 2 hours of coached training per week between the months of September and April.

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