HOW TO JOIN THE FUN!

 
THREE EASY STEPS

 

Joining takes just three steps:

  1. Decide which program you want - we have twoWinter Training (Oct to Apr) and Summer Competitive (May to Aug)

  2. Contact the Club Registrar to book and attend an Assessment

  3. Get results by email 

After the Head Coach has assessed your athlete(s) for skill, ability, age and fit in the program, the Registrar will advise you of next steps, usually within two weeks of your assessment.  

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ABOUT OUR PROGRAMS

Many families and swimmers join WRASA for our excellent reputation for technical training, athletic conditioning and competitive development. They like that we focus on fast swimming. Not necessarily winning, but beating your personal best. 

But it seems all our families stay because of the fun. the culture, the friends and those endless summers spent being active and having fun with friends. Seriously, it doesn't get much better than that, does it?

Our competitive season is the summer, May to August. We train with dedication through the week and we test our new skills and improved speed on the weekends at meets. We also hang out with our friends and we are surrounded by other WRASA and swimming families. 

In the fall and winter we train one to two hours per week. It's enough to keep us fit and swimming and still have time for other sports. This way we treat swimming as a really fun summer sport, not a year-round, 24/7 lifestyle. Many winter swimmers come to WRASA to put the fun back into swimming.

 

 
SWIMMER ASSESSMENTS

All swimmers need an assessment to be placed in the best training group. This is required of all new swimmers and returning swimmers.

IMPORTANT

  • arrive 15 minutes early and head onto the deck

  • bring your towel, goggles and swim cap (optional)

  • meet the WRASA coaches in white shirts with WRASA on them

  • assessment takes 15-30 minutes depending how many athletes are booked

After a successful assessment, the Registrar will invite you to apply for membership in WRASA and your application will be reviewed by the Membership Committee. 

Space is limited and the assessment of skill, ability and maturity is also subject to group size, available lane space and timing among other factors. We regret we cannot accept all applicants. 

MINIMUM ABILITY

Swimmer assessment are generally based on available lane space and group size, thus there is no minimum skill, however, we are a competitive club and higher ability is helpful.  Thus, the assessment is for each athlete's fit within existing training groups. 

GUIDELINES

 

UNDER 8 YEARS OLD

Swimmers under 8 MUST be able to swim 25 metres of the pool.

They must complete this unaided, unassisted and without stopping or touching the wall or lane rope. 

OVER 8 YEARS OLD

Swimmers over 8 be able to swim 50 metres of the pool.

This must be completed unaided and without stopping.

Swimmers must be able to do Dolphin Kick

Swimmers must have a basic knowledge or and ability to swim Freestyle, Backstroke, Breaststroke and Butterfly.

 
WINTER TRAINING
OCTOBER - APRIL

Winter Training provides stroke correction and dryland training to keep swimmers conditioned in the off-season and continue developing muscle memory from correct stroke technique. 

WRASA Winter Training is limited to two (2) hours per week (Sun to Sat) abiding by the requirements to be a summer swimmer. 

Sessions are held Saturdays and Sundays and are one hour each. Swimmers are grouped by age and ability and can train up to two hours weekly. 

If you are done with swimming lessons and want more, or if you want to condition yourself for summer swimming, our Winter Training program offers an excellence balance of swim training and general fitness to get you ready for the competitive summer season. 

WINTER TRAINING REGISTRATION

Term One (Oct to Dec) - September 1st 

Term Two (Jan to Apr) - December 1st

 
SUMMER SWIMMING
MAY - AUGUST

The summer is our fun season. We start training in May and really get going after school is out.

We work on stroke development, technical improvement and competitive skills. We work on all four strokes and we develop our skill for starts, turns and finishes. 

On weekends we compete in local meets throughout our region and sometimes outside of it too. We host an annual home meet at the beautiful new Grandview Heights Aquatic Centre, WRASA WRACES and all our swimmers swim that weekend. It's really fun. 

Toward the end of the season, we participate in the Fraser South Regional Championships and then the BC Provincial Championships. 

 
FEES & APPLICATION

If you are New to WRASA and you want to speed up the registration process, please see the document below and send the requested information to the WRASA Registrar 

Swimmer Info Doc

HOW TO MAKE THIS FASTER

If you are New to WRASA and you want to speed up the registration process, please see the document below and send the requested information to the WRASA Registrar 

Swimmer Info Doc

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