Swim club offers variety of levels

Not looking forward to your child spending a summer of texting and gaming?

Is the Internet wreaking havoc on your child’s mind, and their body?

Many parents become frustrated when “screen play” becomes the all-consuming pastime for their children during the summer.

This summer, if you would prefer your child to have regular time being active, engaged, outdoors and having fun, then consider the Blue Devils Swim Club.

The club is getting ready to kick-off its summer season beginning May 1.

The BDSC has been providing a summer swim program for children of all abilities to pursue swim improvement, fitness and love of the sport since 1948.

The program helps swimmers gain confidence and self-esteem through competitive and non-competitive swimming in an inclusive and friendly environment.

The club is open to children five to 18, and offers a variety of levels.

For swimmers five to eight and just starting out, Little Devils offers a low coach-to-swimmer rate and runs June to August, two days a week. Developmental is for those wishing to improve their strokes and try out a meet or two.

Junior and senior swimmers are encouraged to attend meets, but it isn’t a requirement. It is a three-and-a-half-month season from May to mid-August for developmental, junior and senior swimmers. Emphasis at all levels is on skill development to allow each swimmer to reach their potential. Numerous swim times per week for each group allows flexibility for families, and excellent value for price.

There are several benefits to becoming a member of the club: development of an important life-long skill, opportunities to create new friendships, fun swim meet camp-outs, and healthy activity. Swimming is also an excellent low-impact, cross-training activity for winter athletes wishing to maintain endurance and strength.

A registration and information night will take place April 20 from 7-8:30 p.m. at Isfeld Secondary in the multi-purpose room. Show up and enter to win one free registration (value $375) for the 2017 season.

For more information, check the Internet for the Comox Valley Blue Devils, or call Rob Webb at (250) 339-7304.