Project Description

Swim Program 2021

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.

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

Swim Program 2021 COVID Modifications
Swim Program 2021 Program Schedule

For the summer of 2021, CBSC is offering the following disciplines: Learn to Swim Lessons, Triathalon, 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 programs (speed swimming and artistic swimming), registration for both months is required. For water polo and recreational artistic swimming, you may register for July only, however to sign up for August, you must register for both months.

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. For 2021, we anticipate that parents/caregivers will not be required to be in the water with their swimmers for lessons. Please note that children will be in lessons with other participants and a coach.

Lessons start July 5, 2021 and will run M/T/Th/F. August lessons start on August 2, 2021. Each class is 25 minutes, during which your child will receive instruction from their coach, build swimming skills and, most importantly, have fun. Fee: $90/month.

New for 2021, once a week lessons on Saturdays. Fee: $40/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

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. Please ensure that you select the appropriate swim level for your child. Due to limitations in class sizes, it may be difficult to move your child after registration. Please contact Head Learn to Swim, Cameron Cooke, at swimlessons@cbswimclub.ca with any questions you may have or to help determine the appropriate class for your child.

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 (Monday/Thursday). Program will run dependent on sufficient registration.

SPLASHERS

Laugh, play and swim together! This lesson will also introduce some baby steps towards swimming skills, children age 24-36 months. Come join us for this great way to introduce your child to the water! Swimmers will be getting comfortable in the water, with other kids, and with instructor.

Our lessons will be 25 minutes two days a week (either Monday/Thursday or Tuesday /Friday).

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 4 children. Classes run M/T/Th/F, each class is 25 minutes, during which your child(ren) will receive instruction from their coach, build swimming skills and, most importantly, have fun Fee: $90 per child.

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 2006 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, 7:30 to 8:30pm. FREE.

Adult lane swimming, T/Th, 8:30 to 9:30pm, W 8:00-9:00pm and Sundays 10am-noon. FREE. Adult lane swim cancelled on July 7, July 11, August 11.

MORNING MASTERS SWIMMING (now two programs, 2 days/week or 3 days/week!)

Adult training with a swim coach, M/W/F or T&Th, 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. 3 day a week Fee: $60/month. 2 day a week Fee $45/month.

MORNING MASTERS WATER RUNNING

Adult training with a swim coach, W 7:30 to 8:00am. We’re trying out a new program – Masters Water Running. FREE.

MORNING MASTERS RUNNING

Adult training with triathlon coach, T/Th, 6:30 to 7:30am. This program is enhanced run training designed for all 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

July 7, 10 and 11 family swim is members only.

Family swim is a great time for members to come take advantage of the CBSC pool! Wednesday 4:00-8:00pm. Saturday and Sunday 12:00-7:00pm.

Family swim ends at 6:00pm on July 7 and August 11, Family swim from 2:00-8:00pm on July 10/11. Family swim from 5:00-8:00pm on July 17/18 and August 14/15. Family swims cancelled on July 21, 28, August 29.

CERTIFICATE SWIMS (Tanker Badges)

At precisely 9:00am (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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