FAQ's

Registration

  1. What are the steps to register?
    • First create an account.
    • Sign in, and under My Account add the swimmer info under New Members.
    • Go to Programs & Registration and select the program you want to register for.
    • Select the time and location, agree to the terms, and confirm your registration
    • You will be emailed a confirmation

  2. How do I pay?
    We accept post-dated cheques, e-transfer to Mark at lancasteraquatics@shaw.ca, or by entering your credit card on your registration account. 

    You can review your outstanding invoices at any time by logging into your account and viewing them in Account under Billing. 

    You will receive a statement of your account balance on the 5th of the month. Credit cards will automatically be processed on the 8th.

    Equipment bought during the month will be invoiced between the 1st and 5th of the next month, not at the time of purchase.

  3. What are the registration fees?​​​​​​​
    • $25.00 Pacific Coast Swimming Parents Association Fee (per family)
    • First month's swimming training fees
    • Final month deposit
    • SwimBC annual registration fee

  4. What equipment do I need, and how do I order it?​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
    Each child must have: ​​​​​​​
    • Goggles appropriate to age and head size. Coach will help fit goggles on the first day, you cannot learn the sport with your eyes closed!
    • Fins that fit. Rule of thumb: one size smaller than shoe size, no longer than twice as long as the child's own foot. 
    • PCS Club swim cap. The cap helps goggles stick to the child's head, keep hair out of eyes, and builds team!​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

  5. How long are the Lightning Fast Lesson sets?
    Lessons are ongoing month to month. Swimmers move up levels when they are ready.

  6. When does the next registration open?
    Registration is ongoing throughout the season September-July. The new season registration opens in early July for existing members, and late July for new members.​​​​​​​

Programs

  1. What is the difference between Lightning Fast and Red Cross SwimKids?
    We liken the difference to introducing any other sport. Red Cross does not teach soccer, hockey or gymnastics. We teach the SPORT of swimming safely. They teach water safety. Both good, both important! Swimming sport kids become efficient in the water early and develop strong hearts, lungs and learn team concepts along with agility, balance and coordination both in and out of the water
  2. What is the difference between Lightning Fast and D-Group?
    Lightning Fast is our learn-to-swim program that introduces the basics of the sport of swimming. D-Group builds on those fundamentals and introduces local and regional competition. D-Group swimmers practice three times per week
  3. Why do we swim so much?
    Do you know there are fish that spend some time on the land and swim to catch food etc.? They are not very proficient on land! Competitive swimming is the ONLY sport where the participants must breathe out against something other than air. Even waterpolo, diving and synchro, although the athletes hold their breath, they breathe in and out mainly above the surface. Breathing out against the water makes the children lungs and hearts very efficient. Also being in a buoyant environment is a completely different experience than land/gravity based sport. Becoming proficient in the water takes more time because it is the only time when they are truly practicing their sport. We do use dry land training to supplement their water progress


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