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FALL/WINTER MAINTENANCE

During the winter, Vikings swimmers can maintain their skills by swimming with the Vikings Winter Maintenance Swim Program which is split into a Fall Session and a Winter Session.

Registration

Fall Session

Our Fall 2019 Session runs from September 6 until December 15, 2019.

Registration for the Fall session of Winter Maintenance is now CLOSED for returning swimmers.

Winter Session

Our Winter 2020 Session runs from January to April 2020.

Registration for the Winter session of Winter Maintenance (Jan through April) is coming up soon! Here are the key dates:

  • December 1, 2019 – Online registration OPENS for returning swimmers*.
  • December 1, 2019 – Online registration OPENS for new swimmer assessments.
  • January 5, 2019 – Registration CLOSES for returning swimmers and for new swimmer assessments.
  • January 12, 2020 – New swimmer assessments at Lord Byng Pool.
  • January 13, 2020 – Online registration OPENS for new swimmers accepted into the Vikings.
  • January 19, 2020 – Registration CLOSES for new swimmers.

*Any swimmer who swam with us in summer 2019 or fall 2019.

Remember, for those of you who registered for the full 8 months of Winter Maintenance, you do not need to register again. If you are unsure if you have registered for the full 8 months (ending at the end of April 2020), email registrar@vancouvervikings.com.

For information about registration, fees and refunds, visit our Registration page.

Fall 2019 Practice Schedule

The fall session of Winter Maintenance begins September 6 and runs until December 15. The general practice schedule is as follows (swimmers should arrive 15 minutes earlier than the posted time below for dryland activation on deck before the in-water practice):

  • Tuesday Mornings: 6:30 – 7:30 am at Hillcrest Pool (HC)
  • Tuesday evenings: 7:00 – 8:00 pm at UBC
  • Thursday Mornings: 6:30 – 7:30 am at Hillcrest Pool
  • Friday evenings: 6:30 – 7:30 pm at St. George’s Senior School Pool (SGS)
  • Friday evenings: 7:30 – 8:30 pm at St. George’s Senior School Pool
  • Sunday evenings: 5:00 – 6:00 pm at Lord Byng Pool (LB) UNTIL DECEMBER 1st. Practices move to SGS for December 8 and 15.
  • Sunday evenings: 6:00 – 7:00 pm at Lord Byng Pool UNTIL DECEMBER 1st. Practices move to SGS for December 8 and 15.

Please note these practice CANCELLATIONS and time changes:

  • UBC: Last day of practice is December 3.
  • LB:  Practices cancelled October 13 (Thanksgiving) and November 10 (Remembrance Day).  LB closes in December and we move to SGS for December 8  and 15 Sunday practices.
  • SGS: Practices cancelled October 11 (Thanksgiving), November 8 (Remembrance Day) and December 6 (SGS Meet). December 6 practices REPLACED with Saturday December 7 practices at 6:30-7:30pm and 7:30-8:30 pm.

Winter 2020 Practice Schedule

The winter session of Winter Maintenance runs from January to April. The general practice schedule is as follows (swimmers should arrive 15 minutes earlier than the posted time below for dryland activation o2020n deck before the in-water practice):

  • Tuesday Mornings: 6:30 – 7:30 am at Hillcrest Pool (MOVES TO LORD BYNG IN APRIL)
  • Tuesday evenings: 7:00 – 8:00 pm at UBC
  • Thursday Mornings: 6:30 – 7:30 am at Hillcrest Pool (MOVES TO LORD BYNG IN APRIL)
  • Friday evenings: 6:30 – 8:30 pm at St. St. George’s Senior School Pool
  • Sunday evenings: 5:00 – 7:00 pm at Lord Byng Pool

Practices are cancelled during the 2020 winter session as follows:

  • February 14 to 16: Family day long weekend
  • March 14 to 29: Spring break (practice on Friday March 13 at SGS is NOT cancelled).
  • April 10 to 12: Easter long weekend.
  • HC closes in April.  Morning Tuesday & Thursday practices at 6:30-7:30am MOVE to LB for the month of April.

For more information about practices, visit our practices page.

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