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Vikes Athletics and Recreation - Aquatic programs at Vikes Active Living

Aquatics

Sunday

Nov. 27

Lane Swimming

8:30AM–9:30AM

Pre-Set Private Lessons

12:00PM–12:30PM

Check out our on-campus pool located in the McKinnon building for everything aquatics.

Aquatic activities are low impact with high resistance, making it inclusive to all groups whether you are competitive, recreational, or therapeutic. Programs offered include public length swimming, water polo, synchronized swimming and much more!

View the Aquatics schedule and programs.

Please note: Some aquatic programs are not included in Vikes Fit, Vikes Climb, Vikes Fit Plus, Vikes All-In memberships or drop-in passes. Check individual programs for details.

Hours

Mon.–Thu.: 6:00AM-11:00PM
Fri.: 6:00AM-11:00PM
Sat.: 7:00AM-9:00PM
Sun.: 7:00AM-9:00PM
Reading Break: 6:00AM-7:30PM
Holidays: Closed

⛄ Dec. 24-Jan. 2: Closed
These December hours override any regular hours listed.

Contact

Questions about McKinnon Pool and aquatic programs at Vikes Active Living?

Email: vikesrec@uvic.ca

Location

Aquatic programs take place in the McKinnon Pool in the McKinnon Building. View map.


Mini Thunder at the pool swimming
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We also have artistic swimming, scuba and water polo clubs if you are looking for more aquatic options.
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Schedule
(Sep. 6 – Dec. 21)
(upcoming for Jan. 9 – Apr. 26)

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Mon.

Lane Swimming

8:30AM–9:30AM

McKinnon Pool
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Lane Swimming

11:30AM–12:30PM

McKinnon Pool
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Lane Swimming

12:30PM–1:30PM

McKinnon Pool
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Tue.

Lane Swimming

7:30AM–8:30AM

McKinnon Pool
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Lane Swimming

11:30AM–12:30PM

McKinnon Pool
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Lane Swimming

12:30PM–1:30PM

McKinnon Pool
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Masters Swim Club

7:30PM–8:30PM

McKinnon Pool
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Wed.

Lane Swimming

8:30AM–9:30AM

McKinnon Pool
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Lane Swimming

11:30AM–12:30PM

McKinnon Pool
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Lane Swimming

12:30PM–1:30PM

McKinnon Pool
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Adult Swim 100

7:30PM–8:15PM

McKinnon Pool
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Adult Swim 200

8:15PM–9:00PM

McKinnon Pool
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Thu.

Lane Swimming

7:30AM–8:30AM

McKinnon Pool
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Lane Swimming

11:30AM–12:30PM

McKinnon Pool
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Lane Swimming

12:30PM–1:30PM

McKinnon Pool
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Masters Swim Club

7:30PM–8:30PM

McKinnon Pool
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Fri.

Lane Swimming

8:30AM–9:30AM

McKinnon Pool
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Lane Swimming

11:30AM–12:30PM

McKinnon Pool
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Lane Swimming

12:30PM–1:30PM

McKinnon Pool
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Sat.

Lane Swimming

1:00PM–2:30PM

McKinnon Pool
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Sun.

Lane Swimming

8:30AM–9:30AM

McKinnon Pool
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Pre-Set Private Lessons

12:00PM–12:30PM

McKinnon Pool
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This schedule is for the next term/session of programs beginning January 9. Please note this schedule is subject to change.

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Note: There are no programs on Sep. 5, Sep. 30, Oct. 10, Nov. 11 due to holidays.

Programs

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Vikes aquatic programs - Adult Swim 100

Adult Swim 100

$75

The Adult Swim 100 program offers a debut to the basic skills of swimming and water safety. Increase comfort level and confidence in the water by mastering floats, glides, kicking and swimming.

Skills and water safety content:
facility/site orientation and rules; when and where to swim; shallow water entries and exits; submerge head; exhale through mouth and/or nose; weight transfer, shallow water; deep-water activities (assisted); deep-water float 5sec.; change direction, deep water; surface support, deep water 20sec.; introduction to PFDs/lifejackets; introduction to sculling, shallow water.

Swimming content:
rhythmic breathing 5 times; front float and recovery 3sec.; back float and recovery 3sec.; front glide with flutter kick 10m; back glide with flutter kick 10m; side glide with flutter kick 5m (assisted); roll-over glide with flutter kick 5m; front glide/side glide combination 10m; front-swim 10m.

Class level: Beginner. Beginner friendly 😊.

Location: McKinnon Pool
Dates: January 18 – March 8
Program intervals: Runs 1 time(s) for 8 Weeks each
Time: Wednesday at 7:30PM–8:15PM

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Vikes aquatic programs - Adult Swim 200

Adult Swim 200

$75

Develop a progressive capacity in strokes and stroke techniques. The Adult Swim 200 program establishes comfort in deep water, and an increase in swimming distance.

Fitness content:
Distance swim minimum 25m.

Skills and water safety content:
Self-safety - safe diving; sitting dive; kneeling dive; stride dive; front dive; disorienting entries, return to safety; tread water 3 min; throwing assist without a line; throwing assist with a line; reaching assist with an aid.

Swimming content:
Rhythmic breathing 15 times (front crawl specific); back swim with shoulder roll 15m; front crawl 15m; back crawl 15m.

Requirements: The ability to swim 15 meters continuously or Adult Swim 100.

Class level: Intermediate.

Location: McKinnon Pool
Dates: January 18 – March 8
Program intervals: Runs 1 time(s) for 8 Weeks each
Time: Wednesday at 8:15PM–9:00PM

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YOUTH ACCESSIBLE

Vikes aquatic programs - Lane Swimming

Lane Swimming

$0-$7.75 included with membership**

Join us for lane swimming at McKinnon Pool.

Swim in our slow, moderate or fast lanes. Swimmers will be responsible for maintaining 2m of physical distance from other swimmers during this swim.

Flexible registration via the reservation system with various times to choose from. Booking times open 72 hrs before the swim time.

Class level: All welcome. Beginner friendly 😊.

Youth: 14+ years

Location: McKinnon Pool
Dates: September 6 – December 23
Program intervals: Runs time(s) for each
Time: Monday at 8:30AM–9:30AM • Monday at 11:30AM–12:30PM • Monday at 12:30PM–1:30PM • Tuesday at 7:30AM–8:30AM • Tuesday at 11:30AM–12:30PM • Tuesday at 12:30PM–1:30PM • Wednesday at 8:30AM–9:30AM • Wednesday at 11:30AM–12:30PM • Wednesday at 12:30PM–1:30PM • Thursday at 7:30AM–8:30AM • Thursday at 11:30AM–12:30PM • Thursday at 12:30PM–1:30PM • Friday at 8:30AM–9:30AM • Friday at 11:30AM–12:30PM • Friday at 12:30PM–1:30PM • Saturday at 1:00PM–2:30PM • Sunday at 8:30AM–9:30AM

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Vikes aquatic programs - Masters Swim Club

Masters Swim Club

$160

The Masters Swim Club is designed to improve the technique, endurance, and efficiency in all of its participants. The workouts are led by national level coaches and are catered for a wide range of swimming abilities from those with competitive backgrounds to others that are training for triathlons. This program is structured to meet the individual needs of each participant and the coaches will provide the assistance to ensure successes in achieving primary goals. Workouts are typically between 2800m-3200m.

Class level: Advanced.

Location: McKinnon Pool
Dates: January 17 – March 23
Program intervals: Runs 1 time(s) for 10 Weeks each
Time: Tuesday at 7:30PM–8:30PM • Thursday at 7:30PM–8:30PM

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YOUTH

Vikes aquatic programs - Pre-Set Private Lessons

Pre-Set Private Lessons

$125

Pre-set Private Lessons are a convenient way to have one-on-one instruction with a certified water safety instructor. They are especially beneficial because the program can be individually tailored to meet the swimmer’s skills and abilities.

Class level: All welcome. Beginner friendly 😊.

Youth: 7-18 years

Location: McKinnon Pool
Dates: January 15 – February 19
Program intervals: Runs 2 time(s) for 6 Weeks each
Time: Sunday at 12:00PM–12:30PM

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All prices valid as of September 1, 2022. All prices include GST.

Please review the Vikes Athletics and Recreation policies and Vikes aquatics policies before participating in Vikes aquatics programs.

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