Who wants to get wet?!
You don’t have to be a great swimmer to get started! Our entry level programs (Gym & Swim and Junior Dolphins) are specifically designed for swimmers who enjoy the water and can complete a length of our dive tank, which is about 15 metres, unassisted. Our emphasis is on establishing stroke technique in a fun and challenging environment.
If your child loves to swim and is ready to take the next step up from a lesson program or playing around in your backyard pool Winskill Dolphins is the way to go.
We are always open to new members
Swimmers are welcome to join our team at any time. From Junior Dolphins to Regional and up we have programs running from September through July . For an assessment please contact Coach Erin Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will happily set a time up to suit your needs!
Officially Registration Days happen on Sept 12, 2012 from 4-6pm and Sept 15, 2012 from 10am-12noon at Winskill Aquatic and Fitness Center. However, registration is on-going throughout the year, September to April. If you’re interested in joining our club, or participating in a camp, but you missed a Registration Day please contact email@example.com
Junior Dolphins Registration Form - updated 2012.09
Regional Dolphins Registration Form - updated 2012.09
Competitive Swimmer (National/Provincial) Registration Form - updated 2012.09
*Please note that Gym N Swim registration must be done at the Delta Sports Center. Details on how to register for Gym N Swim can be found here.
Gym N Swim – Friday Sept 14, 2012 @ Delta Sports Center/ Ladner Leisure Center
Junior Dolphins (BLUE & GOLD) – Monday September 17, 2012 @ Winskill Aquatic and Fitness Center
Regional group – Monday Sept 10, 2012 @ Winskill Aquatic and Fitness Center
Provincial group – Monday Sept 10, 2012 @ Winskill Aquatic and Fitness Center
National group – Monday Sept 10, 2012 @ Winskill Aquatic and Fitness Center
New Swimmer Assessments 101
a. Book an assessment
Assessments will be held on Registration Days (Sept 12th & 15th). To schedule an assessment outside after Registration Days, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
b. What to wear?
Swimmers must come to the assessment session ready to swim. This includes:
c. Where to go?
Proper swim training attire. Baggy shorts or ’beach wear’ are discouraged, if you do not own anything else don’t buy a suit as you’ll receive one on registration.
A swim cap if your child’s hair is long enough to get in their eyes.
Winskill Dolphins Swim Club runs all new swimmer assessments out of Winskill Aquatic and Fitness Centre.
c. What to expect?
Evaluations will determine if the child is ready for organized swimming, and which of our training groups would be most appropriate for them. All activities are age appropriate and simulate what athletes will experience in actual sessions.
Special camps available annually
Interested in bushing up on your swimming skills or getting a competitive edge before the start of race season? Winskill Dolphins Swim Club holds annual Stroke Development Camps between March and May and Junior Dolphins Summer Camps between May and July. Information on these specialty camps becomes available closer to the camp start dates. To register for any of our Camps or Clinics contact email@example.com
Why should my child swim?
There are many benefits to getting your child involved in competitive swimming, including:
Swimming promotes physical development.
Swimming develops aerobic endurance and is one of the most beneficial forms of cardiovascular exercise.
Swimming enhances a child’s natural flexibility and promotes muscle development.
Swimming develops superior coordination.
Swimming is the most injury-free of all children’s sports.
Swimming is a sport that will bring children fitness and enjoyment for life.
Swimming promotes time management and is one of the top academically achieving sports.