News and Announcements

The Cowichan Valley Breakers are hosting their 2nd Annual Splash n Dash on Sunday April 19th at the Cowichan Aquatic Center. The Splash n Dash consists of a swim between 25 meters and 500 meters, and then a run between 250 meters and 2 kilometers. Distances depend on age and ability of each athlete. No Splash n Dash or triathlon experience necessary – beginners are welcome!

This is a great opportunity for NWRSC swimmer’s to get out and have a blast with their fellow Vancouver Island Gators. Online registration is now open at Entry fee is $20 until March 15th, and will go up to $30 on March 16th. Get your spot early!

Good afternoon,

During the off-season, we have been renovating the Lance room at the Kin Pool to get it ready for our Summer season.

Special thank you to two businesses who have helped finish the room:

CREATIVE CONCEPTS CARPENTRY – proprietor Darren Seaman is a swim parent whose company helped with demolition, removal and creating shelving and containment for our touch pads.

PLANET CLEAN – account executive and former swim parent Scott Barron, provided paper and drink container recycling, garbage can and floor mats for both doors.

Much gratitude for your generous contributions to beautifying our pool office for many years to come (it’s our 50th anniversary next year!)

The 8th Annual Fletcher’s Challenge is taking place on Friday April 3rd at Westwood Lake. Fletcher’s Challenge is in memory of Gavin Fletcher, an extremely active member of the Nanaimo’s amateur sport community that passed away far too soon. There is something for everyone at this event with a 15 km Point to Point Trail Run, a 6 km Family Cookie Run/Walk around Westwood Lake, and an easter egg hunt at Westwood Lake Beach. There will be some excellent door prizes available from event sponsors, as well as awards for the top finishers in their age groups.

15 km Point to Point Trail Run:
Bib Pickup: 8:30 – 9:30 AM; BUS LEAVES @ 9:30 DO NOT MISS IT!
Race Start: 10:00 AM

6 Km Family Cookie Run/Walk:
Bib Pickup: 8:30 – 9:45 AM
Race Start: 10:00 AM

More info and race registration can be found at

Our swim club has traditionally had a great showing at this family fun event – let’s make this the biggest one yet! Make sure you register well ahead of time to guarantee your spot and wear your White Rapids t-shirt to the event!

NWRSC Coaching Staff

Good evening,

We are looking for enthusiastic participants for the summer in the Nanaimo White Rapids Swim Club.

The participants should have good leadership skills and be willing to be mentored from a very knowledgeable senior staff of coaches. Understanding of swimming techniques and certifications of swimming ( bronze cross-medallion ….etc. ) an asset. Also other coaching references are beneficial to the applicant.

Deadline for applicants –* midnight Feb 28th 2015.*

Please send cover letters and resumes to coach selection committee c\o Don Goodman at

Thank you,
NWRSC Coach Selection Committee

The University of Victoria Vikes are hosting the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) Swimming Championships from Thursday Feb 19th through to Saturday Feb 21st at Commonwealth Pool in Saanich. This is an awesome opportunity to watch some of the fastest swimmers in Canada compete in an exciting environment. Preliminary Heats start at 10:00am and Finals at 6:00pm. Former Nanaimo White Rapid Richard Bourgeois, as well as current Junior Coach Taylor Snowden-Richardson will be competing for the Uvic Vikes over the course of the weekend.

More information can be found at

Heats and Finals will be live streamed on CIS TV:

Good luck to both Richard and Taylor!