News and Announcements
Swimming WinterFit 2018/2019 Session 2 is NOW OPEN until December 31st
+Swimming WinterFit Session 2 will be run out of the Abbotsford Recreation Centre and is scheduled from January 6 to April 26, 2019.
WinterFit Session 2 Schedule is as follows:
Monday – 3:30-6:30pm for Returning Swimmers only
Tuesday – 3:30-5:30pm for Returning Swimmers only
Wednesday – 3:30-6:30pm for Returning Swimmers only
Thursday – 3:30-5:30pm for Returning Swimmers only
Friday – 3:30-5:00pm reserved for Jr. Whalers; 5:00-6:00pm for Returning Swimmers Div. 4 and Up only
Sunday – 8:00-10:30am – Jr. Whalers and New Swimmers
JR. WHALERS PROGRAM ONLY
ALL athletes who are registered for the Jr. Whalers swim program are to arrive at 8:00am on Sunday, January 6th to be assessed by Coach Saje. Once the skill levels are determined for each athlete, a swim time and day of the week will be offered. There are two new time / day slots available this session – Friday afternoon from 3:30-4:15pm and 4:15-5:00pm or the regularly scheduled Sunday morning slots between 8:00am and 10:30am.
Returning Swimmer means an athlete who has previously swum with the Abbotsford Whalers, but does not include the Jr. Whalers program.
The Jr. Whalers program is for athletes 10 years and under who wish to enhance their swimming skills and are committing to swim with the Abbotsford Whalers in the summer of 2019. A commitment to the summer season is not mandatory to register for this session; however, this is an entry-level program for a competitive summer swim club and is intended to be offered for those seeking a higher level of swimming experience and instruction in the long-term.
New Swimmers are any athletes who have not previously been registered with the Abbotsford Whalers and are older than 10 years of age.
Fees, or a portion of the fee, will only be refunded if notice of withdrawal from the program is provided in writing 2 weeks prior to the first scheduled date of the season. Please send a request for withdrawal to firstname.lastname@example.org
For further inquiries please email email@example.com
If you register an athlete for more than one sport with the Abbotsford Whalers during the 2018 WinterFit Session 1, you will qualify for a discounted overall fee.
Swim 1x / week $200
Waterpolo 1x/ week $200
Diving 1x/ week $200
Swim 2x/ week $330
Swim 2x/ week + Diving OR Waterpolo $450 (Refund of $80)
Swim 2x/ week + Diving AND Waterpolo $550 (Refund of $180)
If you qualify for the discount, once you have completed the online registration process and made full payment, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Provide the name of the athlete, your name and the sport programs the athlete has been registered for and a refund will be applied to your credit card. If paying offline, the discounted rate will be applied on your overall payment.
This discount offer does NOT apply to the Jr. Whalers program.
The Abbotsford Whalers Diving WinterFit Session is now open for registration & will remain open year-round.
Click on this link to register: http://www.active.com/water-sports/swimming-registrations/diving-winterfit-september-to-april-2019-2018
This program is scheduled for+ Saturday mornings, 8:00-9:00am at the Matsqui Recreation Centre on Clearbrook Rd.+ No previous diving experience is necessary; this program is open to any athlete who wishes to try out the sport.
2018 FV Regional Speed Swimming Championship Finals
Saturday, Sunday and Monday
August 4-6, 2018
Centennial Outdoor Pool
2310 Emerson Street
Registration link has been sent out via email and submission deadline is July 28th at midnight!
If you have not received the registration email invitation, you can also access the Swim Meet signup through this portal:
Sign in at https://swimportal.active.com/
Do Not Miss The Deadline of JULY 28th at Midnight
Select the link below to sign up for volunteer shifts!!
Lane Timer/Recorder shifts are 2 hours: 8-10am; 10-12noon; 12-2pm, 2-4 pm
• Online Signup for Lane timers/recorders* https://vmodcui.active.com/volunteer/jobs?eventGroupId=1151603*
• Timers are to report 5 minutes early and NOT to leave their seats until relieved. If timers/recorders have not been replaced within 10 minutes of their end time, please speak with the Meet Referee to obtain replacement. PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE until replaced!
*The Abbotsford Whalers Aquatic Club celebrates our 60th season. Come and join us for a fun, memorable evening reminiscing about your glory days as a swimmer!
Swim meets, morning practices and best times are just a few of the things that make summer swimming and water polo with the whalers awesome; however the friendships made during the summer season last forever! We encourage you to bring as many whalers’ alumni and current as possible for a fantastic family event!
The party starts at 6 pm at the Legacy Sports Centre in Abbotsford. Tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for kids. Adult tickets include a buffet dinner and a drink (beer/wine) and kids ticket includes a buffet dinner and a non alcoholic drink of their choice. There will be a cash bar open throughout the evening
Purchase your tickets through our Eventbrite page using this link https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/abbotsford-whalers-60th-anniversary-celebration-tickets-47401185221
We will have music, games, prizes and most of all a lot of fun! We look forward to seeing you there!
##While we are selling tickets online, we will have limited tickets for sale on deck during practice hours and at the door.*
Thu, 19 July 2018
6:00 PM – 11:30 PM PDT
Legacy Sports Centre
3270 Trethewey Street #4
Abbotsford, BC V2T 4C1