Project Description

Swim Program 2020

The information on this page relates to our 2020 season. Program information for SUMMER 2021 will be updated in May.

The CBSC Swim Program has a fantastic group of coaches this year who are looking forward to working with you and your family! Our swim program offers a wide variety of programs for children of all ages. All of our staff have received both Red Cross and Crescent Beach specific training, and are experienced in their areas of work.

In light of Covid-19, the Swim Program has been adapted to meet Provincial and Federal guidelines, following the guidance of leading associations such as SwimBC, the Lifesaving Society, BCSSA, WaterPoloBC, VolleyballBC and TriathlonBC. A full-time Covid-19 Compliance Officer will be onsite, who is responsible for sanitizing frequently touched areas and monitoring social distancing at all times.

A different adult may take the place of a parent when assisting a non-swimmer in their lesson, as long as they are within the child’s personal bubble and have signed a waiver.

Other modifications are being made to keep our Programs running in a safe manner.

Swim Program 2020 COVID Modifications
Swim Program 2020 Program Schedule

For the summer of 2020, CBSC is offering the following disciplines: Learn to Swim Lessons, Triathalon, Introduction to Developmental Swimming, Developmental Swimming, Competitive Swimming, Recreational Artistic Swimming (star levels), Competitive Artistic Swimming, Water Polo and Volleyball. Members are allowed to sign up for 1 lesson from each discipline. For Competitive Artistic Swimming, registration for both months is required.

LEARN TO SWIM

The largest aspect of the swim club is our Learn to Swim program. Starting at 2-3 years of age, children progress through a unique set of levels aimed to develop confident swimmers who have fun and feel comfortable in the water.

Lessons start July 6, 2020 and will run M/W/F for Group A and T/Th/Sa for Group B. August lessons start on August 3, 2020. Each class is 25 minutes, during which your child will receive instruction from their coach, build swimming skills and, most importantly, have fun. Fee: $80/month

A more descriptive Level & Objective handout for each class can be found here.

A rough correlation to the Red Cross program is laid out below.

Crescent Beach Level Red Cross Equivalent
Tiny Tots (age 3+) Preschool Sea Turtle
Floaters 1 Preschool Salamander
Floaters 2 Preschool Crocodile – Swim Kids 1
Beginners Gliders Swim Kids Levels 2-4
Advanced Gliders Swim Kids Levels 4-6
Strokers 1 Swim Kids Levels 6-7
Strokers 2 Swim Kids Levels 7-8
Strokers 3 Swim Kids Levels 8-9
Stroke Correction Swim Kids Levels 9-10
All CBSC swim lessons with the exception of Strokers 1, Strokers 2, Strokers 3 and Stroke Correction require an adult to be in the pool with the swimmer in a 1:1 ratio (1 parent per 1 child), as coaches are not permitted to be within 2m of the swimmer during the lessons.

Enrollment is limited, and registration for classes is on a first come, first serve basis on registration.  At registration, children may only be registered in one Learn to Swim lesson per month.

PARENT AND TOT

Laugh, play and swim together! This lesson is for children 12-24 months old and a water-ready parent. An instructor will help you and your wee one become more happy and comfortable in the water through a variety of fun water activities. This lesson will also introduce some baby steps towards swimming skills. Come join us for this great way to introduce your child to the water!

Our lessons will be 25 minutes two days a week (Tuesday/Thursday). Program will run dependent on sufficient registration.

SPLASHERS

Laugh, play and swim together! This lesson is for children 24 – 36 months old and a water-ready parent. An instructor will help you and your toddler become more happy and comfortable in the water through a variety of fun water activities. This lesson will also introduce some baby steps towards swimming skills. Come join us for this great way to introduce your child to the water!

Our lessons will be 25 minutes in either Group A or Group B timeslots.

FAMILY LESSONS

Laugh, play and swim together! This pre-booked small group lesson is in the little pool and for members of the same family to a maximum of 6 people. Must have 1 adult for every two non-swimmers. Each class is 25 minutes, during which your child(ren) will receive instruction from their coach, build swimming skills and, most importantly, have fun.

Family lessons are on Wednesday, with lesson times at 9:00, 9:45, 10:30, 11:15, 12:00, 2:15 and 3:00. Fee: $30

LIFESAVING

CBSC offers Lifesaving Society Lifesaving training. All Lifesaving Society Bronze courses are offered on one weekend only. Please note that all courses will run depending on a sufficient number of registrants. Participants must be the required age by test date.

100% attendance at all classes is required.

  1. Bronze Medallion offered August 7-9 Fee: $155
 (must be 13 years old by August 7 or have Bronze Star
  2. Bronze Cross offered August 14-16  Fee: $155 (must have Bronze Medallion)

LEADERS

8 week course: First 2 weeks and last 2 weeks – once a week. Middle 4 weeks, M/T/Th/F. 100% attendance at all classes and attendance at most CBSC events required in order to complete the course (prior approval for any missed classes or events is required). For those born in 2005 or earlier. Must have Bronze Cross to complete the Leaders course. Successful completion of Leaders is a requirement for those who wish to apply for future swim coach positions at CBSC. Please note: priority preference for leader course registration and swim coach positions will be given to those who have significant past involvement with CBSC and participated in a competitive program at CBSC up to & including their Leader year.  Fee: $100 (T-shirt included)

EVENING MASTERS SWIMMING

Adult training with swim coach, T/Th, 7:45 to 8:45pm. A maximum of 32 members per registered time spot. Registration required, no drop-in. FREE (registration instruction below FAMILY SWIM)

Adult lane swimming, T/Th, 8:45 to 9:45pm and Wednesdays 8:00-9:00pm. A maximum of 32 members per registration time spot. Registration required, no drop-in. FREE (registration instructions below FAMILY SWIM)

MORNING MASTERS SWIMMING (now 3 days/week!)

Adult training with swim coach, M/W/F, 6:30 to 7:30am. This program is designed for participants to swim as a group in a lane with similar level swimmers. Registration required. Fee: $60/month

MORNING MASTERS RUNNING

Adult training with triathlon coach, T/Th, 6:30 to 7:30am. This program is enhanced run training designed formal levels of runners! Sessions will include warm-up, stretching and drills to help keep runners injury-free and training consistently.

Registration required.
Fee: $45/month

FAMILY SWIMS

Family swim is a great time for members to come take advantage of the CBSC pool! Wednesday 5-8pm. Saturday and Sunday 2-8pm (except Aug 8, 9, 14 and 15, family swim is from 6pm-8pm). Pre-register your family for one 45 minute time slot per day. A maximum of 50 members per registered time spot. Registration will open for 1 week at a time on Mondays at 9:0am. Due to ever-changing situation, we will review our capacity on a weekly basis. Children under 12 yrs. must be accompanied by an adult who accepts responsibility for the child during the swim. Registration required, no drop-in. FREE.

Instructions to register for Family Swim and Evening Masters Swimming:

  • Logon to your activenet account https://ca.apm.activecommunities.com/cbsc/Home
  • Search Family Swim or Masters Swim (Evening)
  • All time slots will appear
  • Scroll down to find the day you want.
  • Select Add to Cart for the day, date and time you want. (ie. Family Swim Saturday July 11th 2-2:45pm or Masters Swim (Evening) Tuesday July 7th)
  • Select the family members that will be attending.
  • Select Next, Register Another Participant for the Activity.
  • Repeat until all your family members are listed that will be at the family swim.
  • Proceed to Shopping Cart and complete the transaction
  • If you are bringing someone in your bubble but from another CBSC family, that family must register the attendees.
  • Sorry, no guests, only CBSC members may attend family swim this summer.

CERTIFICATE SWIMS (Tanker Badges)

At precisely 9am (Crescent Beach Time) at “the Tanks” at the end of each month of lessons. Certificates are awarded to swimmers who complete 25 yards using proper freestyle stroke. Participants must be recommended by their coaches and have attended the practice swim. FREE

KIDD MEDAL SWIMS

During the Certificate Swims medals are awarded to the six youngest swimmers of the year who can complete 25 yards without touching the sides and without progressing solely with the current. Age is based on the day of the swim. FREE

CBSC SWIMWEAR

If you are interested in purchasing CBSC one piece suits, jammers or water polo suits as well as goggles, noseplugs or swim caps please email cbscbathingsuits@cbswimclub.ca for availability. Contactless porch pickup is available.

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