Frequently Asked Questions

How old does my child have to be in order to swim with the club?

The child must be at least 5 years old and be able to swim a full length of the pool with very little or no assistance at all.

How often do they train?

Your child can train up to five times per week, pending pool availability. Advanced swimmers will swim in the mornings while beginner and intermediate swimmers will swim in the evenings. Weekend practices will also take place in May and part of June.

What happens if we are not able to attend for a full season because of commitments/holidays in the summer months?

You are still welcome to join the club! Your child will still show a marked improvement in ability in those first two months. Go for holidays, enjoy your time, and when you’re back in town, return to practices if you can. However, the cost to join the club will still remain the same.

What if I can’t make it to every practice?

It is okay if you don’t make it to all practices. Attendance is kept, but we understand if making it each day is not possible. However, we encourage you to make it to as many practices as you can since this will greatly help to improve your child’s technique and subsequent success in the pool. Strong individual efforts result in a strong and successful club!

Do we have to attend swim meets?

Our Club expects participation in a minimum of four swim meets during the 2018 season. They are held in communities in our ASSA region, which include Provost, Wainwright, Vermilion, Camrose, Wetaskiwin, Fort Saskatchewan, Sherwood Park & Edmonton.

Is there a cost to attend swim meets?

The club will not be covering the 2018 swim meet fees. $100.00 for 4 swim meets will be collected from each swimmer at the 2018 registrations. The club's treasurer will collect swim meet fees for any swimmer who attends more than 4 meets 1 week prior to that particular swim meet.

What if my child has never swum with a club before?

This is not a problem! Your child is becoming a part of the club so he/she can improve their swimming. At swim meets, the goal is not necessarily to win the heat or the race, but to beat their previous best times – they will usually be awarded a ribbon when doing so!

What can my child expect?

Fun, fun, fun! They will also learn valuable skills, improve their endurance, and meet great friends. The coaches are serious about helping each swimmer to improve, but they are there first and foremost to make sure that your child participates and has a positive experience. We encourage teammates to cheer each other on during each practice, and especially during swim meets.

Do I need to buy team clothing?

Any color swimsuit for practices are acceptable, although the Rebels’ colors are black and royal blue. Each swimmer will receive a team swim cap during the 201​8 season. Sizers will be available at AGM and General Registration night​.​

Do I need any special equipment to join?

Good swimming goggles are a must – the pool sells these. Speedo goggles work well.