Team General Information
Team Type: Youth Team
Affiliation: Swimming Canada
Sub Affiliation: Swim Nova Scotia
About the Coaches: Head-Coach : Ginny Smith
Ginny Smith swam in the Southwest AAUA age group program in the states and in the Pac 10 University program in California. Ginny has coached the Whitecaps for 40+ years. She is a Level 4-trained NCCP coach and has taught NCCP courses for years. She has also coached numerous tour groups and 4 Canada Games competitions in 1985,1993, 1997 and 2001. The Whitecaps have had CIS, NCAA, Senior National and Paralympians on our squad.
Assistant Age Group Coaches:
Jen Hood swam with YYW & the Mount Allison Mounties, NCCP certified and the Aquatic Director at the Y.
Nova Tech Coaches:
Bobby Lou Reardon swam with YYW & the Acadia Axemen and the UNB Varsity Reds, Masters swimmer & NCCP certified.
Michael Carbonell swam on a team in Cuba! NCCP certified.
Maggie Aarenburg swam with YYW & former coach with the Wolfville Tritons, NCCP certified.
Dates/Schedule: Nova Tech Practice Times
Two swim times a week Monday 4:00 – 5:00 pm Thursday 4:45 – 5:30 pm
Level 1 identified swimmers may attend Wednesday 5:45 – 6:30 pm.
Age Group Swimmers Practice Times
At least 3 times a week for those who just moved up form Nova Tech.
4 to 8 times a week for all others 13 and over.
Three practices a week will allow you to maintain but not sufficient for improvement.
Mon., Wed., & Fri. mornings 6 – 7:30 am (Start date TBA)
Mon. 4:45 – 6 pm
Wed. 5:45 – 7:15 pm
Tues., Thurs. Fri. 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Cost/Rates: Nova Tech
$350.00 annually or first installment of $120.00 and second two installments of $115.00 each due Jan 1 and April 1.
$650.00 annually or first installment of $220.00 and the second two installments of $215.00 each due Jan. 1 and April 1.
Swim NS Fees: To be paid annually in September of each swim year.
Non-Competitive Fee (first years only): $40.00
Competitive Fees: Ages 10 & under: $80.00
Competitive Fees Ages 11 & over: $100.00
To be paid annually September of each swim year.
YMCA Membership Fees:
All swimmers must have a YMCA membership or pay the YMCA day fee.
Annual Membership (HST included) Youth/teen (6-15 years old) - $258.75;
Student fee (16+ years old with student ID) - $370.30;
One-person Family - $768.20; Family - $1155.5.
Memberships are quoted as annual rates. Monthly, pre-authorized payments are also available.
Day Fees (HST included) - Youth/Teen (6-15 years old) - $6.00;
Student fee (16 years old with student ID) - $7.40;
Adult (16+ years old) - $9.55
The Whitecaps swim club is a cooperative volunteer organization whose standards of conduct are commensurate with those of the YMCA. It is available to most children and young adults who want it to pursue it as an athletic opportunity. They must be willing to strive to achieve team goals.