Program Information

Open Water Clinics at Thetis Lake

Before starting open water swimming training, all swimmers must have either competed in a Swim BC sanctioned Open Water race OR Island Swimming's Open Water Safety Clinic

Note: This program is open to current Island Swimming 2019/2020 season members only. We will not be accepting new registrations at this time.

Swimmers must be 11 years or older to participate
Swimmers must able to complete an 800m pool swim in under 12:30 or a 1500m pool swim in under 24:00.
Swimmers must not be currently ill, showing any signs of illness nor have shown any COVID-19 related symptoms for over 14 days.

A signed copy of the SwimBC Assumption of Risk waiver must be submitted to SwimBC and the confirmation email sent to the Island Office prior to participating in the clinic.

SAFETY CLINICS: Monday July 13th. 30 minute clinics will be offered from 7am - 10am. Swimmers MUST be registered to attend a clinic, drop-ins will not be permitted.

Clinic 1: 7:00 - 7:30

Clinic 2: 7:45 - 8:15

Clinic 3: 8:30 - 9:00

Clinic 4: 9:15 - 9:45

Open Water Training Sessions at Thetis Lake

Group Schedule:

CSI Junior, CSI Senior, Senior: Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Provincial, Black: Tuesday + Thursday

Blue: Tuesday

Open Water Participant Criteria

  1. Be 11 years or older.
  2. Blue group or higher.
  3. Have competed in a sanctioned Open Water competition like Swim BC Open Water Championships/Canadian Junior Championships OR have participated in the ISC Open Water Swim Clinic.
  4. Have signed and submitted the SwimBC Acknowledgement of Risk Form.
  5. Have forwarded a confirmation of the signed Acknowledgement of Risk Form to the ISC office (

Note: this program has limited registration and is only open to current Island Swimming Club members. 

NOTE: Due to COVID 19 pool closures, we are not currently registering for these groups.

Island Swimming Competitive programs are the best place to start your competitive swimming career.

Our groups are age appropriate with a focus on fitness, fun and friendship while building life-long athletes.

Programs include Green, Blue, Black, Provincial, Senior, Senior Performance, Varsity and the Claremont Sports Institute.

Competitive program swimmers are expected to attend meets and must meet a minimum Volunteer Requirement throughout the season.


NOTICE: Due to COVID 19 pool closures, we are not currently registering for this program

Learn essential swimming skills with the Island Swim Skills (ISS) program.

Programs include Bronze, Silver, Gold and Conditioning & Technique groups. Various days and times are available

ISS Bronze, Silver and Gold (6- 10 yrs) are the prefect introduction to competitive swimming. Swimmers learn basic stroke skills while developing confidence in the water. All groups are invited to attend our inter-club iRace meets held 5 times during the season. Minimum age is 6 and SwimKids 4 or coach assessment is recommended.

ISS Conditioning & Technique (11 & older)  is desiged for swimmers  who want to swim for fitness or cross-training for other sports. Swimmers in this group are not required to compete, but may attend invitational meets if they choose. This group focuses on swim workouts to improve endurance and technique