This year our summer competitive program starts May 1, 2019 with a Kick-Off event in the evening of April 30, 2019.
Registration for returning swimmers will start on February 11, 2019. Priority will be given to swimmers in the past winter maintenance season or 2018 summer swimmer. The early bird discount of $20 will be applied for the returning swimmer if the swimmer registers before February 25, 2019.
New swimmer registration begins on March 2, 2019. All swimmers new to Mantas will be required to attend an assessment session. Please refer to the New Swimmer Assessments section below.
The mandatory assessment for swimmers new to Mantas will happen sometime around April. New swimmers will be contacted after registration to determine which date, time and location the assessment will take place.
Acceptance into the club will depend on space availability for the swimmer’s age and skill level. If there are no appropriate spaces for the swimmer, the families of the swimmer will be advised and a full refund will be given.
Cancellation made on or before May 14, 2019 will be eligible for a refund of the total registration fees, less fees prorated weekly to the date of cancellation as confirmed by the registrar and a $45 administration fee.
No refunds on cancellations due to non-medical reasons will be made after May 14, 2019. Cancellation due to medical reasons made or before June 30, 2019 will be eligible for a refund of total registration fees, less fees prorated weekly to the date of the cancellation as confirmed by the registrar and a $45 administration fee. All medical related cancellations must include a copy of a physician's note.
Requests for cancellations are to be made in writing and addressed to the registrar by e-mail the Registrar. All registration fee refunds are subject to a $45 administration fee.
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What is the minimum swimming skills required to join the various Mantas programs?
For the Mini Mantas program, swimmers must be at least five years old by April 30, 2019 and have passed Swim Kids 2 or Preschool Sunfish from the Red Cross program. Swimmers must be comfortable in water and be able to listen and take directions from the coach.
For the Development program, swimmers must be under 12 years old and be able to swim at least two lengths (50 meters) of the pool unassisted in both freestyle and backstroke. If they have not swum for another swim club, they must have passed at least Swim Kids 6 from the Red Cross program.
For the regular program, swimmers must be 12 years and older and be able to swim 100 meters (4 lengths of the pool) unassisted and without stopping in both freestyle and backstroke. If they have not swum for another swim club, they must have passed at least Swim Kids 6 from the Red Cross program.
New swimmers will be assessed prior to acceptance to the club to determine which swim group they could be placed into.
Are you accepting new swimmers?
Yes. We welcome all new swimmers in different ages and skills. All new swimmers are asked to register for an assessment session to determine their grouping. Swimmers will be assigned a spot on the swim team only if there is room in a group at their level.
Can I choose my practice time and location? Can my child swim with his/her friend?
No, because swimmers are placed into groups based on their skills and age. We swim out of four pools: Central Park Pool, Kensington Pool, Robert Burnaby Pool, and SFU. Each group is assigned pool time that is appropriate to their skill level and group size and may be at any one of our pool locations. Generally, we try to swim younger kids at earlier hours than older kids. All practices take place on weekday evenings, usually sometime between 5:30 and 9:00 pm.