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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.

ASSESSMENT WEEK | September 10th-14th | Swimmers will be assessed during this week and placed in the correct level.

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

  • Freshman | Ages 8 and under
    Pre-requisite: Pre-requisite: Completed Swimmer 5 or Swim Kids 6, comfortable in the water, can swim 2 x 25m front and back crawl, have a basic flutter kick and some understanding of whip kick.
  • Sophomore
    Pre-requisite: Able to dive into the pool, attempt all 4 strokes, swim 10 minutes continuous approximately 400 meters, follow the coach’s directions and have a good understanding of practice structure. This group begins competing at Nova Tech levels. Swimmers in this group compete participation and level 1 at Nova Tech swim meets with a 100IM time under 3:00.
  • Junior
    Pre-requisite: Able to swim continuous for 10 min approximately 500 meters, swim 200 IM, perform all 4 strokes properly, dive entry, follow coach’s directions and have a good understanding of practice structure and lane etiquette. These swimmers compete in Level 1 and Level 2 at Nova Tech swim meets with a 200IM time under 4:45, 50 kick under 1:20 and are capable of swimming 200 freestyle with flip turns.
  • Senior – NEW
    Pre-requisite: Able to swim continuous for 10 min, swim 200 IM, perform all 4 strokes with legal swim meet technique and starts and turns, follow coach’s directions and have a good understanding of practice structure and lane etiquette. At least 1 year swim team experience with competitions. Knowledge of pace times and how to use a pace clock. Knowledge of practice structure, able to work independently from written set and warm up. Able to swim all four strokes with turns from a dive start legally. Able to complete poolside activation with minimal guidance. These swimmers are completing Nova Tech Level 2 and beginning age group level competitions. 200IM under 4:00, 200 Freestyle under 3:45.

Training & Competition Schedule

The 2018-2019 Year Round Swim Team runs from September 10th-June 16th. Start and end dates may vary slightly depending on group. Further details will be communicated by the coach.

CGC Swim Academy schedules


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 | Swim Nova Scotia fee $75 due at registration
  • Sophomore: Annual fee $1,000 | Bi-weekly fee $45.45 (20 payments)
    Down payment at registration $90.90 | Swim Nova Scotia fee $85 due at registration
  • Junior: Annual fee $1,250 | Bi-weekly fee $56.85 (20 payments)
    Down payment at registration $113.70 | Swim Nova Scotia fee $95 due at registration
  • Senior: Annual fee $1,250 | Bi-weekly fee $56.85 (20 payments)
    Down payment at registration $113.70 | Swim Nova Scotia fee $95 due at registration

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


In-person only and registration is currently on-going.

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.