Program Information

Season 2019/20 membership application ongoing

For participants who have completed the Olympic Way program or have the equivalent skills. The Riptides competitive program offers high quality professional coaching and technique instruction.

Fall Session's applications for membership ongoing

***Level 2 is currently full. Please create an online account and contact with your swimmer's name along with requested days & times to be placed on a wait list.***

Olympic Way is a learn-to-swim program that teaches young swimmers the skills necessary to become proficient swimmers.  Participants in this program learn to swim more efficiently and in less time than traditional programs.

 *Please note that the I Can Swim program has taken on a new name of Olympic Way.  The structure of the program remains the same with Levels 1, 2 & 3

►click here for more info on our Olympic Way learn to swim program


Season 2019/20 membership application ongoing

Swim Fit is a non-competitive group for participants who enjoy being in the water. Swimming fitness is the primary focus of this group. Workouts are designed with stroke/skill improvement in mind. This is a great cross training group for athletes who have an interest in other sports.

REGISTRATION CLOSED - See you next summer!

Welcome to the Nanaimo Riptides Camp 'S' summer swim camp. 

Participants are introduced to the Riptide's renowned Learn to Swim program. The camp is designed to introduce children of all levels to the sport of swimming. The intensive one week camp teaches the basic skills and techniques of swimming that parents demand to ensure the safety of their children in aquatic environments.

The camp is geared toward participants in the 7-12 age range and runs at the Nanaimo Aquatic Centre, Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm.