Welcome to the Nanaimo White Rapid's 56th Season! The White Rapids are SO excited to finally have a return to a NORMAL season!!  Check out our 2022 Season Plan for information about this coming season!

Existing Members or SwimmersExisting members can begin registering March 28, 2022. 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 11, 2022 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 15m, unassisted, using a recognizable stroke.
  • All new swimmers (those who have never swam in a summer season with us) must demonstrate their swimming ability at an in-pool swim assessment at Kin Pool in Bowen Park.
  • Assessments will take place on Saturday April 30th between 10:00 am and noon or Sunday May 1st 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 $45 BCSSA insurance fee, which is non-refundable) will be refunded.
  • To determine what division your child will be in as of May 1, 2022 review the 2022 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) 
    • 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 $45 insurance fee. NOTE: The $45 insurance fee is non-refundable.
  3. Swimmers CANNOT get in the water until their fees are paid as the BCSSA portion includes each swimmer's insurance.

2022 Registration Fees and Timelines

Type

Online Registration Opens

Season Start Date

Registration Fee

Includes $45 BCSSA fee

($)

 

Raffle Ticket Book***

($)

 

Service Hours Fee

($)

Service Hours Minimum Requirement

(hrs)

Full Season -

Existing*

Mar 28

May 2

445

100

300

10

Partial Season -

OCat**

May 16

Jun 13

295

100

180

6

Alumni

Mar 28

May 2

195

0

0

0

Full Season -

New Swimmers

Apr 11

May 2

445

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 13, 2022. Partial season registration is subject to availability in appropriate training group. OCat swimmers may choose to register for Full Season to guarantee a spot.

*** Given the huge success of the NWRSC raffle last year, we have decided to permanently cancel "Community Tag Day" and proceed with the raffle for the foreseeable future.  Raffle fee is per family (not per swimmer).

Registration Fee

  • All registration fees include $45 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. Families can choose to sell the tickets and reimburse themselves or they can keep the tickets for a chance to win!

  • Prizes: 1st - $1000.00; 2nd - $500.00; 3rd - $250.00 
  • Draw will take place at Kin Pool on July 3rd at the end of the swim meet.
  • Families who sell an additional booklet of tickets will be entered in a draw for a $100 apparel credit. 

Service Hours

All NWRSC families are required to complete a number of volunteer hours over the course of the season: Full Season is 10 hours and OCat Partial Season is 6 hours.  Families who do not volunteer for the required amount of hours will be charged a Service Hours Fee, as listed in the above table.  The amount will be pro-rated for completion of partial hours.  Example: If you complete 6 of the 10 required hours, you will be charged for the remaining 4 hours at a rate of $30/hr. (4X30= $120).

It takes an enormous amount of time and energy to ensure a successful season and without the willingness of club members to volunteer, this club cannot exist.  Unfortunately, the bulk of the work tends to fall on the shoulders of a select few.  Getting involved not only helps the club continue to thrive but it allows members to gain new understanding of how the club works and is a great way to make new friendships and build a sense of community!  We have several key positions and roles sitting vacant and we highly encourage you to consider reaching out to the NWRSC Board of Directors to learn how you can contribute to the club.

Refund Policy

Full refunds of Club registration fees are provided upon written request by end of day May 15, 2022. Email [email protected] by midnight on May 15, 2022. Requests after May 15, 2022 will ONLY be considered only for medical withdrawals and approved requests will be awarded pro-rated credit towards next season's registration. BCSSA fee is non-refundable.

Apparel

Our online store will be opening shortly.  Unfortunately, there are ongoing supply chain issues and as such, we may not have all the favorites available this year.  There is only 1 deadline this year so all orders must be placed by May 15, 2022.  Questions can be sent to [email protected]

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)