AOSC returns to the water

Abbotsford Olympians Swim Club hitting the water for 2015-16 season

The Abbotsford Olympians Swim Club is back in the water for another season at the Matsqui Recreation Centre.

For the 2015-16 season, AOSC is offering practices on Tuesdays and Thursdays with the possibility of Saturdays.

Current groups are: Olympic Way (ages 10 and up), 4 to 5 p.m.; Regional Group (advanced swimmers ages 10 and up); and Age Group Development (ages 11 and up). Both Regional Group and Age Group Development practise from 5 to 6:15 p.m.

Head coach Shane Downey is back, along with assistant coach Jayme Reitsma. This is Downey’s second year with AOSC and he will be coaching swimmers in all three groups. Reitsma has been with AOSC for six years. She started off as an AOSC swimmer, later volunteered with the team and then became one of AOSC’s coaches.

The AOSC is always looking for new swimmers. There is a group for everyone, regardless of skill. The only requirements are swimmers must be between ages five to 17 years old, they must be able to complete one length of the pool (25 metres) comfortably on their own, and must be comfortable being in deep water.

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