About Summer Swim Team & Off-Season Training

Get ready for the Summer Swim Team competition season by training in the off-season. Swimmers will focus on proper technique, sportsmanship and fair play in a positive and encouraging environment. Swimmers will also get the opportunity to learn water polo and lifesaving sport techniques. Summer Swim Team participants may register for the annual program or choose the seasonal program.

The Summer Swim Team is made up of three age groups:

  • Bronze | Ages 10 and under
    Pre-requisite: Can swim 2 x 25m and have a basic flutter kick
  • Silver | Ages 11-12
    Pre-requisite: Able to dive into the pool, attempt all 4 strokes (butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke, freestyle), swim 5-8 minutes continuous, follow the coach’s directions and have a good understanding of practice structure.
  • Gold | Ages 12 and up
    Pre-requisite: Able to swim continuous for 10 min, swim 100 IM, perform all 4 strokes properly, dive entry, follow coach’s directions and have a good understanding of practice structure and lane etiquette.

Training Schedule

The 2017-2018 Off-Season Training for Summer Swim Team runs from September 11th-June 17th. Start and end dates may vary slightly depending on group. Further details will be communicated by the coach.

CGC Swim Academy training schedule

Fees

Annual Program

Annual Program fees cover coaching; a training schedule which may include dryland, yoga, swimming, water polo and lifesaving sport training; equipment costs and Swim Nova Scotia fees. Also, annual Swim Academy participants on the Lifesaving Sport Team receive a 12-month Canada Games Centre membership.

  • Bronze: Annual fee $700 | Bi-weekly fee $31.85 (20 payments)
    Down payment at registration $63.70
  • Silver: Annual fee $750 | Bi-weekly fee $34.10 (20 payments)
    Down payment at registration $68.20
  • Gold: Annual fee $800 | Bi-weekly fee $36.40 (20 payments)
    Down payment at registration $72.80

Add-on membership options are available for family members of the CGCSA participant.

Seasonal Program

Seasonal CGCSA programs are structured with four registrations throughout the year, but still provide access to training for all three sports – swimming, lifesaving and water polo. Register
for all four seasons or pick and choose. Seasonal programs do not include Canada Games Centre Membership or option for Dryland and Yoga training.

Seasonal Program fees cover coaching; a training schedule which includes swimming, water polo and lifesaving sport training; equipment costs and Swim Nova Scotia fees.

  • Bronze: Seasonal fee $200
  • Silver: Seasonal fee $200
  • Gold: Seasonal fee $200

Registration

In-person registration only, beginning August 10th, 2017 at 8am.

Or bring your questions and sign-up during a Swim Academy Information Night:

  • Thursday, August 10th at 6pm-8pm
  • Tuesday, August 15th at 6pm-8pm

Additional registration information including cancellation policy and transfer between groups.

CGCSA & Sport For Life

The Lifesaving Sport Team is aligned with the Fundamentals and Learn to Trains stages of the S4L Long-Term Athlete Development. Click to learn more about CGCSA and S4L.


What’s the difference between Year Round Swim Team and Summer Swim Team?

The Year Round Swim Team is an annual program that trains and competes September to June, whereas the Summer Swim Team is only eligible to compete during the summer season, but offers off-season training for the rest of the year. You can register for the Summer Swim Team & Off-Season Training as a seasonal program, or pick the annual program option. Annual programs include a 12-month CGC membership for the participant and an option for dryland and yoga training; seasonal programs do not.