LEARN TO SWIM & PLAY THE WATER POLO WAY
‘I Love Water Polo’ (ILWP) is an introductory water polo program for children aged 5+. ILWP is divided into two ten week sessions: fall (September to November) and winter (January to March). Participants can chose between coming once a week (either Wednesday or Sunday) or twice a week (both Wednesday and Sunday). Participants will learn to be strong swimmers, enjoy a team sport and have FUN!
The program combines swimming with learning water polo skills and strategies. Taught using the Seals Certification Program developed by Water Polo Saskatchewan (WPS), this program adds to skills delivered through community swimming lessons. There are many links between how water polo skills can support the development of swimming. Certain water polo skills will help your child be a better, more confident swimmer. ILWP participants are coached by older athletes who have taken the community coaching course.
Do you have to be able to swim to participate? Participants should enjoy being in the water, but do not have to be good swimmers. Groups will be broken up according to age and skill level. Lessons will begin in the shallow section of the pool and eventually progress to the deep end. We do have float belts for those who need one until they are confident to swim without one.
Seal Pups is for children ages 5 to 9. Seals is for children ages 9 to 12. Practice groups & times for players ages 8 to 10 years old may be determined based on swimming level rather than age.
The schedule is subject to change based on the number of swimmers in each age group. Program dates are subject to change based on coaching and pool availability.
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- Fee: $135 / $195
- Wednesday @ 6:30 (Pups)
- Wednesday @ 7:30 (Seals)
- Sunday @ 1:30 (Pups)
- Sunday @ 2:00 (Seals)
- Sept 04/19 to Nov 24/19 (End TBC)