​​​​​​​Nanaimo Riptides Swim Team

​​​​​​​ *No Riptides or ICS Swimming on Good Friday & Easter Monday- Have a Happy Easter!!​​

**ICS Session 3 Registration still open - limited space available**

2019 Spring Sprint

That's a wrap!  Our 2019 spring long course meet was a success!  Thank you to all of the volunteers who donated their time to make this happen.  Next up at home, VIR Champs!

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Photo credit: Greg Gage


Camp 'S'

Our popular summer camp is now open for registration!


Our team is a year round competitive swim team offering high quality professional coaching and technique instruction for all ages and abilities. The goal of our team is to provide every member an opportunity to improve swimming skills and achieve success at his or her level of ability, from novice to international competitor.

All of our coaches, as members of the Canadian Swim Coaches & Teachers Association, have access to the most comprehensive training and certification program for youth coaches of any sport in the Canada. They provide assurances that the time children spend in swimming will be quality time.

We are a non profit club, run by an elected Board of Directors which meets every month. All members are welcome at each meeting and encouraged to be involved in team activities and fundraiser.

We're hiring!



Sign up for swim meets, volunteering and social events

Coaches and Directors

Get to know our staff and volunteer Board of Directors

Team News

Follow Riptides making headlines!​​​​​​​


I Can Swim




Swim Fit


Camp S

Parent Information

You'll find the NRST By-Laws and NRST Handbook in this section as well as a series of parent guides about Blue & Gold night, competitive swimming and more.....


Hosted Swim Meets

Check out the swim meets Nanaimo Riptides are hosting this season!

Time Standards

Look up regional, provincial and national time standards


Team records will be published here soon


Browse the Nanaimo Riptides awards gallery