What is the Summer Swim Program?

Swim-Natation Manitoba Summer Swim Program focuses on developing competitive swimmers, coaches and officials in rural Manitoba. Participation is open to rural swimmers who are not registered with a winter swim club. Summer swimmers get the opportunity to participate in the Summer Grand Prix every year. 

The Summer Grand Prix is a six-week summer swim league running from the beginning of July to mid August. The league consists of summer teams from around the province who compete at scheduled Grand Prix style meets. Swimmers competing in these swim meets earn points based on their placing and at the end of the season Summer Grand Prix Champions are named in each age category. Awards are also given to the top ranking team. 

The Summer Swim Program is a stepping stone to participation in the
Manitoba Summer Games. Held every four years, the Manitoba Summer Games are the province's largest multi-sport event. The next Manitoba Summer games will be in 2016. 

Find a Team Near You!

The Summer Swim Program currently has 7 teams operating across rural Manitoba and every year our numbers grow. Being part of a summer swim team is very rewarding. It helps builds confidence, promote a healthy lifestyle and most of all it teaches kids the life long sport of swimming. Whether its swimming at the local lake or racing against your peers at a swim meet, the summer swim program is a great way to build life long swimming skills.

For information regarding joining a summer swim team contact either your club contact or the Swim Manitoba office directly for more information.

Beausejour OttersLea-Anne Bangert

Manitou Stingrays

Caleb Deroche
Neepawa Blue DolphinsKathie Roe
Pilot Mound PiranhasKirby Bridges
Swan Valley RapidsDave Lowry
Winkler Barracudas

Mike Sumner

Treherne Tiger Sharks

Valerie Grenier

Summer Swim Clinics

If your community or group is interested in hosting a Swim Clinic contact Swim Manitoba for further information and booking. Once you have arranged a date and time with the Summer Swim Coordinator they will send out a registration for to be filled out and returned. 

These clinics are available to any existing team or any community pool. These sessions will expose participants to the basic of competitive swimming to the techniques of fast swimming. The clinic is approximately 2 hours for a flat fee of $200. Clinics are a great first step for introducing kids, parents, coaches and towns to the sport!

Lets talk!


Ben Shewchuk
Summer Swim Program Coordinator

Email me anytime!