New Swimmers Assessment

The Vikings accept swimmers from age 7 to 18 at many levels of skill and ability. Swimmers who wish to join us for a winter maintenance or summer season who are not currently Vikings members and have not been members for the previous 12 months are required to complete a swimming assessment prior to registration.

On arriving at the pool for their assessment, new swimmers and their parents should meet in the pool waiting area, where they will sign-in for the assessment with a Vikings parent volunteer. Please make sure to bring a swimsuit, goggles, swimcap (if desired) and towel.

The following are the minimum requirements that we expect new swimmers to meet before being accepted into the club.  A swimmer's ability to meet the minimum requirements does not guarantee that they will be accepted into the Club due to potential space/program restrictions.   Acceptance of any swimmer into the Vikings is at the full and complete discretion of the Head Coach and may be limited due to space restrictions in a particular training group.

For our Winter Maintenance Program, our standards are higher than in our Summer Program as new swimmers have to fit in with our existing group.  Children 12 and under must be able to comfortably swim 50 metres freestyle and 50 metres backstroke and /or completed Swim Kids 7 or the equivalent.  New swimmers should have had some introduction to breaststroke and butterfly skills.

Children of any age with previous competitive swimming experience will be assessed by the Head Coach and will be accepted based on whether there is space available in the appropriate training group.

After the swimmer's assessment is over, the Head Coach will contact him/her or their parents to advise whether they have been selected to join the Vikings. New swimmers who are selected to join the Vikings may register for the winter maintenance season online.

Registration for New Swimmers Assessment

Our New Swimmer Assessments for our Winter Session are completed.  We will hold assessments for our Summer Season in the Spring.

Any questions about New Swimmers Assessments can be directed to our Registrar.