• Reminder: Weekend Summer Hours begin July 2nd

    Starting Sunday, July 2nd, 2017, we will be closing at 8pm on Saturdays and Sundays for the summer. This schedule change will be in effect from Sunday, July 2nd through to Sunday, September 3rd.  Sunday's Female Only time (in the Aquatics Centre and Fitness Centre) will move to 6pm-6:50pm and Sunday's Male Only Swim is from 7pm-7:50pm.

About Year Round Swim Team

Year Round Swim Team is a competitive swim team for youth designed to prevent early sport specialization in swimming. Swimmers will be consistently taught FUNdamentals of swimming, while be exposed to the sport of Water Polo and Lifesaving. Swimmers will compete at in-house swim meets and/or Novatech events.

The Year Round Swim Team is comprised of three age groups:

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

Training Schedule

The 2017-2018 Year Round 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


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, all Swim Academy participants on the Year Round Swim Team receive a 12-month Canada Games Centre membership.

  • Freshman: Annual fee $700 | Bi-weekly fee $31.85 (20 payments)
    Down payment at registration $63.70
  • Sophomore: Annual fee $1,000 | Bi-weekly fee $45.45 (20 payments)
    Down payment at registration $90.90
  • Junior: Annual fee $1,250 | Bi-weekly fee $56.85 (20 payments)
    Down payment at registration $113.70

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


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 Year Round Swim 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.