Transitioning..Lessons to Club Swimming
Club swimming is a great way for your child to continue to develop their love of the water. It is here, when their coaches and swim groups are more consistent throughout the year, that they will develop lasting friendships and solid life skills such as time management, goal setting, discipline and determination. Your swimmer can transition into Club swimming once he/she has a good grasp of the four competitive strokes and some endurance training.
So you want to be a Club Swimmer?
Sears Olympic Way Lessons-Gold to Novice...
Now that you’ve completed OW and learned the basics of your four strokes and some fundamental racing skills like starts, turns and streamlining, its time to put them to use by joining the Novice group of Kamloops Classic Swimming's Competitive Swim Groups!
Red Cross Lessons to Novice...
If you have reached the top levels of the City's Red Cross program, call us for a free Swim Club tryout.
The life of a Novice Swimmer…
Practices: Novice practice times are 3:30-4:45 pm Mon/Wed/Fri mid-Sept to mid-June. Swimmers can choose any 2 of the 3 practice times, or all three - at no extra charge!
Jamborees: Designed specifically for Novice and Junior swimmers, Jamborees are fun, one-day (most often) swim meets. Only novices and swimmers that have a timed swim in the 200 metre individual medley that is slower than 4 minutes can attend Jamborees. The focus of these swim meets is to give swimmers a chance to show what they’ve learned in practice and how that hard work is turning them into faster, more skilled and efficient swimmers. The more they practice, the more proud of their accomplishments they become. After 6 months-2yrs many swimmers will be able to swim the 200IM in less than 4:00 minutes, they will then move up to the 2-day regional meets. Swimmers are challenged to achieve personal best times.
2012-2013 Jamboree Schedule
October 21st – Shuswap Swimming Jamboree ~ Salmon Arm
November 11th – Vernon Kokanees Swim Club Jamboree ~ Vernon
December 14th-16th – MJB Law Classic ~ Kamloops (this is a very large home meet that all our swimmers are invited to attend)
February 2nd-3rd – Valentines Splash ~ Kamloops
April 14th – Vernon Kokanees Spring Jamboree ~ Vernon
April 17th – SD #73 Elementary School Swim Meet ~ Kamloops
June 7th-9th – Kamloops Classic Swimmings’ Spring Classic ~ Kamloops (this is a large home meet that all our swimmers are invited to attend)
**Please refer to club calendar for official meet information.
Jamboree costs:Jamboree participation is not included in your swim fees. There is a $4.50 swimmer surcharge to participate in away meets and each event will cost $4-7. Each swimmer will participate in 3-5 events and fees will be billed to your Family Account. Home meets are free for club swimmers.
2012-2013 Swim Club Annual Fees & Training Schedules