**Update on Swim Programs **

March 30, 2020

Hello swim families,

As many of you have heard, the Nanaimo Aquatic Centre has been temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 with directives set out by the provincial health officer. In conjunction with this decision, the Nanaimo Riptides Swim Team will be closing all new membership applications and current swim programs effective immediately. All current membership's monthly swim group fees will be suspended from April 2020 on until we are able to reconvene our swim program.This also means that our popular Olympic Way Spring Session will not commence as scheduled. The Nanaimo Riptides Swim Team board of directors along with head coach and staff will continue to monitor decisions being made by the Provincial Health Officer, Swim BC and the City of Nanaimo. We remain hopeful and optimistic that we will be able to re-open the session and reconvene our competitive and Swim fit programs at a later date. 

We wish our swimmers and families all the best during this difficult time. We will continue to update you as the situation changes.

Sincerely,

NRST Staff and BOD