Summer Swim Information
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 all rural swimmers. Summer swimmers get the opportunity to participate in the Summer Grand Prix every year. New in 2018 - Winter swimmers are eligible to join Summer Swim programs as practice only swimmers, space permitting but are not eligible for competition within the Summer Swim Program.
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 2020.
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.
Summer Swim Skills Clinics
If your community or group is interested in hosting a Swim Skills Clinic contact Summer Swim for further information and booking. Once you have arranged a date and time with the Summer Swim Coordinator they will send out a registration form 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 basics of competitive swimming to the techniques of fast swimming. Clinics are a great first step for introducing kids, parents, coaches, and towns to the sport!
Our Clinic format is as follows:
Club Clinics- Max 15 athletes for 2 hour clinic $175+ mileage OR 2 groups of max 15 athletes for 1 hour per group
Community Clinic- Max 15 athletes (7 and up) for 1 hour clinic $75- this clinic will need to be attached to a club clinic, as club swimmers will assist in the skill acquisition for the participants. It is designed to cover FUNdamental skills for beginners to learn to love the water.
Summer Swim Program is open mid May - 2nd last week of August