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REGISTRATION

This page contains all the “need to know” information about swimming registration for both new and returning Vikings. (For Fee information, click here.)

Most of the information applies to all swimmers, but some applies only to new ones. We suggest you read everything, and then contact our club registrar if you have any questions that we haven’t answered below.

Once you have read this page and are ready to register online, please proceed to the “Registration Forms” section below.

Registration Dates

Fall Session of Winter Maintenance (Sept to Dec 2019)

Online registration for returning swimmers for the Sept – Dec 2019 session of Winter Maintenance is CLOSED.

Winter Session of Winter Maintenance (Jan to April 2020)

Online registration for returning swimmers for the January to April 2020 session of Winter Maintenance opens December 1, 2019 and closes January 5, 2020.

Fall AND Winter Session of Winter Maintenance (Sept 2019 to April 2020)

Online registration for returning swimmers for the FULL Sept 2019 – April 2020 session of Winter Maintenance is CLOSED.

Summer 2019

Registration for our Summer 2019 Session is now CLOSED.

Assessment: Dates and Minimum Requirements

The Vikings accept swimmers from age 5 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.

The assessment for Winter 2020 will occur January 12, 2020. We will not be conducting any assessments before that time.

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. Please note that these standards, which vary depending on the swimmer’s age, are minimums only, and a swimmer’s ability to meet them does not guarantee that he/she will be accepted into the Club. 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.

8 years old & under:

  • Understanding of and ability to push off the wall in Streamline
  • Swim 25m of both Freestyle and Backstroke continuously without assistance
  • Progressing towards swimming 25m of Breaststroke
  • Able to do dolphin kick with a kick board for 25m
  • Able to dive in streamline from side of pool

9-10 years old:

  • Understanding of and ability to push off in streamline and do underwater dolphin kicks off wall
  • Basic understanding of and ability to demonstrate a flip turn and to dive from a starting block
  • Swim 50m of each of Freestyle, Backstroke and Breaststroke continuously and with speed
  • Swim 25m of Butterfly continuously and with speed
  • Swim 100m Individual Medley

11-12 years old:

  • Mastering underwaters and flip turns needed for all four strokes
  • Understanding of and ability to dive from a starting block into streamline
  • Swim 100m of each of Freestyle, Backstroke and Breaststroke continuously and with speed
  • Swim 50m of Butterfly continuously and with speed
  • Swim 200m Individual Medley

13 years old & up:

  • Mastering underwaters, flip turns, and dives
  • Swim 100m of each of Freestyle, Backstroke and Breaststroke continuously and with speed
  • Swim 100m of Butterfly continuously
  • Swim 200m Individual Medley with speed

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 summer season online.

See below under Registration Forms for the registration link for the New Swimmer Assessment.

Registration Forms

Returning swimmer Registration for the January – April 2020 session of Winter Maintenance opens December 1, 2019 and closes January 5, 2020.

Returning Swimmer Registration – WM

Registration for the January 12, 2020 New Swimmer Assessment opens December 1, 2019 and closes January 5, 2020.

New Swimmer Assessment

Returning Swimmer Registration for our Summer Session is now CLOSED.

Returning Swimmer Registration – Summer

New Swimmer Registration for our Summer Session is now CLOSED.

New Swimmer Registration

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