If you’re looking for a healthy, fun fall and winter activity for your child, the Delta Sungod Swim Club starts its new season Sept. 9.
Competitive or recreational streams are available at Sungod Recreation Centre in North Delta, along with a learn-to-compete program for beginners.
“Regardless of your goals or what level you’re at, we have programs in place that you allow you to see success, and that’s something we’re really proud of as a coaching staff,” says head coach Kurt Murphy.
Wondering where your swimmer fits in?
- Dragons get their feet wet – Swimmers aged five to 10 who are OK in deep water and can swim alone for 15 metres may find the Dragons Learn to Compete program a fun way to spend time at the pool. They learn the four strokes, practise dive starts, turns and kicks and move through the levels at their pace. Fun meets run every six weeks for Dragon swimmers who are ready, and eight-to-10 year olds in the Novice category.
- Learning the racing ropes – The Junior Age Group (JAG, age 11-under) is more training-focused and builds on skills learned in the club’s Dragon and Novice program, or elsewhere. It offers local meet opportunities, plus Lower Mainland Region (LMR) meets for those attaining specific time standards.
- Fitness, skills and more – The Regional (11-older) group provides training for fitness and skill building, and for those more dedicated, meet opportunities. Swimmers in the club’s competitive development program (CompDev, 11-older) commit to a full training program and compete every four to six weeks in LMR meets.
- Reaching for the heights – For high-performance athletes looking to fine-tune their technique and fitness, there’s the Developmental Age Group (DAG, age 10-13) and Top Age Group (TAG) which include dryland and in-pool training and require regular attendance at training and meets.
Coaches work with your swimmer
From beginner swimmers to those training to reach provincial and national qualification, the Delta Sungod Swim Club provides experienced and energetic coaches who work to help them succeed, Murphy says. “Right now we’ve got a promising group of 13 and 14-year-old swimmers who are starting to make the move to the national level. But we also continue to grow our learn to compete and rec programs, which offer the option of training one to four times a week.”
Signups start next week
Registration for new and returning swimmers go Sept. 4 and 5 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Lobby Meeting Room at Sungod Recreation Centre. You can find all the information you need at those times, but if you can’t make it, signups can happen anytime. Drop by the pool after school on Monday, Wednesday or Friday for a chat, or find the registration package and more club details online at teamunify.com/team/candssc/page/home.