Swimming

St. George's Junior Swim Team is open to all boys in the school who are interested in participating and have some swimming experience. The boys can start as early as Grade 3 or join in a later year. While participation is high (over 90 boys are expected this year!), the quality of swimmers is equally as high. Many of our boys are swimmers for their local club teams. We encourage our kids to participate especially with year-round clubs to further develop their skills in the sport. 
Boys swimming with "year-round" clubs more than three times week may be exempted from some practices.  Please indicate your schedule in the signup box. 

The team competes in monthly meets during the season, which runs through Terms 1 and 2. Most meets are open to all boys who have attended practices consistently. The ISEA Championships require a team to be selected. St. George's hosts the Annual JR Invitational Meet in the late fall, featuring approximately ten teams and over 300 swimmers. 

Past and current team members are Provincial and National medalists, Provincial record holders, Provincial Team members, and are nationally ranked. The JR team has won the ISEA Boys Championships for 20 consecutive years, setting the tone for the SR School Team which has won the BC High School Aquatics Championships for the past 13 years.

2017-18 Upcoming Practice Changes & Events

September Practice Changes

  • Tuesday, September 26th - practice begin
 
 
2017-18 Regular Practice Schedulea
 
Grade 3 
  • Tuesdays: 6:45 - 7:45 am 
  • Fridays: 3:30 - 4:45 pm 

Grades 4 
  • Tuesdays & Thursdays: 6:45 - 7:45 am 
  • during cross-country season boys may come Friday afterschool with Gr3 if one of the mornings conflict

Grade 5
- Term 1:
  • Thursdays & Fridays: 6:45 - 7:45 am 
- Term 2: 
  • Mondays: 3:30 - 4:45 pm 
  • Thursdays: 6:45 - 7:45 am 
  • Occasional Friday mornings available

Grade 6
- Term 1:
  • Tuesday Games periods 3-4
  • Thursdays & Fridays: 6:45 - 7:45 am (choose 1)
- Term 2: 
  • Mondays: 3:30 - 4:45 pm 
  • Tuesday Games periods 3-4
  • Thursdays: 6:45 - 7:45 am 

Grade 7 
- Term 1:
  • Thursday Lunch Recess/Games Period: 12:00 - 1:40 pm *boys to meet at the bus at 12:00 immediately following lunch. Boys who have soccer or basketball practices during this block may come Thursday or Friday morning with Grade 6 from 6:45-7:50 am.
  • Fridays: 6:45 - 7:45 am
 
- Term 2:
  • Mondays: 3:30 - 4:45 pm
  • Thursday Lunch Recess/Games Period: 12:00 - 1:40 pm *boys to meet at the bus at 12:00 immediately following lunch. Boys who have soccer or basketball practices during this block may come Friday morning with Grade 6 from 6:45 - 7:50 am.
  • Occasional Friday mornings 

List of 1 members.

2017-18 Meet Schedule

Please note below is a draft schedule with preliminary information only, please check back often for confirmation on dates and updated information.

List of 7 items.

  • RED vs WHITE vs BLACK Intersquad Meet - Friday, November 10, 2017

    Where: St. George's Kerr Pool 
    When: After School 3:30-5:30pm, approx 
    Who: All boys Grade 3-7 expected to attend. 
    Other teams: No, Saints only 
    Volunteers: timers, score keepers, and place judges 
    Team Gear: suit only required, colored cap provided for each team at the pool. 
    Transport: there will be a bus to pick up the boys at 3:20pm from the Junior School.  Parents pickup boys at the Senior School pool following the meet. 
    Other info: Annual intersquad! All swimmers expected to make effort to attend. Teams will be posted in advance. No need to sign up, however if for some reason you cannot attend please inform Mr. Jones in advance. 
  • DUAL MEET vs. _______ - End of November, dates TBA

    Where: St. George's Kerr Pool 
    When: after school
    Who: TBD 
    Other teams: yes
    Signup details: TBA
    Volunteers: timers, chief timer, starter, referee, concession
    Team Gear: all St. George's Swim Team gear - team suit, team cap, team t-shirt, school tracksuit - all available from the school store. No exceptions please. Please change into your tracksuit at lunch.
    Transport: TBA
    Other info: TBA 
  • Southpointe Academy Relays - Early December, day TBA

    Where: Watermania, Richmond 
    When: All day, meet at Junior School Dining Hall 6:45am, bus leaves 7:00am. Returns to Junior School between 3:15 and 4:00pm. TBC 
    Who: Grade 5-6-7 boys 
    SIGN-UP: TBA
    Volunteers: 1 lane of timers all day (3 parents at a time), photographers.
    Events: Relays only, a very fun and team-orientated competition.  Mr. Jones will select teams and events once all boys have signed up. 
    Team Gear: ALL team gear required - Team suit, Team cap, Team T-shirt, Saints Tracksuit - all available from the school store. Please only wear your T-shirt and Tracksuit for the day, no non-Saints pants/hoodies/etc.  NO CLUB GEAR, NO EXCEPTIONS PLEASE. 
    Food: Please bring healthy snacks and drinks in plastic containers, and your lunch. If you are on hot lunch a bag lunch will be provided. 
    Travel: Team travel by school bus(es) to the meet.
    **Except for Richmond residents, boys must travel to and from the meet on the buses. Parents who wish to attend to watch or volunteer may be able to get a ride as well if seats are available. We CANNOT allow boys to depart from the pool except for Richmond residents that request in advance. Thank you in advance for your cooperation with the safe coordination of many boys. 
    Other Info: Parents are welcome to attend and watch.
    **Parents watching only must remain at the far end of the pool unless officially volunteering. Due to deck space the high number of spectators (from all schools) made organization of the boys a challenge. Thank you in advance for your cooperation in this area. 
  • St. George's Annual Invitational Swim Meet - Fri/Sat, January 26-27, 2018

    Where: St. George's Kerr Pool 
    When: Grade 3, Friday After School. Grade 4-5 Saturday morning. Grade 6-7 Saturday afternoon. 
    Who: All Junior swim team boys expected to attend. This is our signature meet, all boys expected to ensure they avoid conflicts with other events this weekend. 
    Other teams: Yes, up to 10 other ISEA school teams 
    Volunteers: Many needed for various roles (food service, prizes, marshalling, timing, etc.) 
    Events:  Boys may choose their individual events.  Please choose 3 individual events. All events open to all boys however ‘club’ swimmers should choose ‘club’ events. Note you cannot enter the same stroke more than once, ie. if you choose 100m Freestyle you cannot also choose 50m Freestyle. Mr. Jones will choose relay teams. 
    Sign-up: TBA 
    Team Gear: all St. George's Swim Team gear - team suit, team cap, team t-shirt, school tracksuit - all available from the school store. No exceptions please. 
    Transport: Grade 3s will get picked up by a school bus on Friday after school.  Parents pick up at Senior School following the meet.  Grade 4-7s dropped off and picked up by parents on Saturday. 
    Other info: This is our signature meet. We host 10 schools and 400 swimmers. It is a busy and exciting day. We rely on the help and warm hospitality of many Junior parents and Senior boys to run a smooth and successful meet.
  • WPGA Invitational – Thursday, February 8, 2018

    Where: Watermania, Richmond 
    When: Grade 3-4 - meet at Junior School Dining Hall 7:00am, leave 7:15am, return during lunch, normal classes for the afternoon.   *TIMES approx and TBC
    Who: Grade 3-4 boys only, Junior play boys see below. This is the last meet to post times for consideration for the ISEA Championships. That being said, a boy who chooses not to attend due to play commitments will certainly still be considered for the ISEA meet based on past results.  
    SCHOOL PLAY: is occurring throughout this week.  Boys who have prominent roles in the play should consider not attending this meet in order to maintain energy and focus for the play sessions. Boys in minor roles may attend the meet if parents are fully aware and okay with their busy schedule this week.
    SIGN-UP:  TBA
    Volunteers: 1 lane of timers, photographers.  Morning session approx 8:30 to 11:30am.
    Travel: Team travel by school bus(es) to the meet. 
    Events:  Boys may choose their individual events, Mr. Jones will choose relay teams.  Available events: 
    o   Grade 3-4 – 25 Free, 25 Back, 25 Breast, 50 Free
    Team Gear: ALL team gear required - Team suit, Team RED cap, Team T-shirt, Saints Tracksuit - all available from the school store. You should wear your T-shirt and Tracksuit for the day. NO alternate hoodies or sweatpants, official Saints Tracksuit top and bottoms only. NO CLUB GEAR, NO EXCEPTIONS PLEASE. 
    Food: Grade 3-4s please bring healthy snacks and drinks in plastic containers. You will return to the Junior School in time for lunch. 
    Other Info: Parents are welcome to attend and watch, but you must remain in the shallow end bleacher area at all times. This is a St. George's and WPGA swim meet rule. 
  • ISEA Championships - Thursday, February 20, 2018

    Where: Watermania, Richmond 
    When: Grade 3-4 - meet at Junior School Dining Hall 7:00am, leave 7:15am, return during lunch, normal classes for the afternoon.  *TIMES approx and TBC
    Grade 5-7 - attend Period 1-2 dressed in Tracksuit, meet in Junior School Dining Hall end of Period 2, leave 9:50am, return approx 4:00pm.  *TIMES approx and TBC
    Who: Select boys only, we are limited with entries, approx. 7-10 boys per grade 
    SIGN-UP: TBA  
    Please sign-up by Thursday, February 8. You may sign your son up now if he will be available to attend but note that the team will not be finalized until after the WPGA Relays meet. Mr. Jones will post the team in early February after Family Day. 
    Volunteers: 2-3 lanes of timers, photographers.  Morning session approx 8:30 to 11:30am, Afternoon session approx 12noon to 4:00pm.  We have been asked to provide up to 3 lanes of timers for the meet which would be 6 people minimum.
    Travel: Team travel by school bus(es) to the meet. 
    Events: Mr. Jones will select all events once all boys have been confirmed. Reminder this is a team meet with limited events, boys will entered in events that are best for the team. It may be that your son is not in his 'favourite' event. If he wishes to participate and support the team at this meet, as is expected of all boys, he will need to accept this with a positive attitude in advance. 
    Team Gear: ALL team gear required - Team suit, Team RED cap, Team T-shirt, Saints Tracksuit - all available from the school store. You should wear your T-shirt and Tracksuit for the day. NO alternate hoodies or sweatpants, official Saints Tracksuit top and bottoms only. NO CLUB GEAR, NO EXCEPTIONS PLEASE. 
    Food: Grade 3-4s please bring healthy snacks and drinks in plastic containers. You will return to the Junior School in time for lunch. Grade 5-7s please bring healthy snacks and drinks in plastic containers, and your lunch. If you are on hot lunch a bag lunch will be provided. 
    Other Info: Parents are welcome to attend and watch, but you must remain in the shallow end bleacher area at all times. This is a St. George's and ISEA swim meet rule. 
  • Victoria Elementary Championships – late February **TBC

    Where: Saanich Commonwealth Pool, Victoria, BC, 4636 Elk Lake Drive, 250.475.7600 
    When: All Day Sunday, meet at pool 8:30am, warmups 9:00am, meet finishes approx. 3:00pm. 
    Who: Most Junior boys will be eligible and encouraged to attend if they have been regularly attending practices. 
    SIGN-UP: Victoria Elem sign up page.
    Please sign-up by Tuesday, February 13th.
    Events: Mr. Jones will select events and relay teams, all boys can swim up to 3 individual and 2 relays. Please note the age bracket is different for this meet: 8&u, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14 as of January 1st. Also note all 10&u events are 25m only (Grade 5s especially take note), however if strongly desired I may be able to enter some stronger Grade 4-5s in the odd 50m event in an older age group. 
    Travel: OYO (on your own). You are encouraged to make whatever arrangements work best for your boys and family, and if possible carpooling or bringing another boy or two with you is appreciated. The first Sunday morning ferry is at 7:00am which will get you to the Swartz Bay terminal approx. 8:30am, simply drive the easy 15min highway route to the pool and meet us there as soon as possible. If you wish to travel Saturday and stay overnight, I will block some rooms at the Howard Johnson located right beside the pool (1.866.300.4656). 
    Costs: St. George's will cover your son's entry fees to the meet and all coach management costs. You are responsible for your travel, accommodations if necessary, and food. 
    Team Gear: ALL team gear required - Team suit, Team RED cap, Team T-shirt, Saints Tracksuit - all available from the school store. You should wear your T-shirt and Tracksuit for the day. NO alternate hoodies or sweatpants, official Saints Tracksuit top and bottoms only. 
    Volunteers: 1 lane of timers, photographer(s). 
    Other info: TBA as the meet approaches...  This meet is a little bit different as it requires parents to be on hand for your boys, however during the meet they will certainly be busy racing throughout the day. Parents will be fully in charge of food and supervision for your boys for the day. Mr. Jones will be at the pool for the day to coach. You are encouraged to work with friends on the team or grade with supervision, snacks, lunches, etc. This is a very fun meet and the best competition pool in the province. Following the meet you are free to take advantage of the Victoria area or simply head home. 
Founded in 1930, St. George's School is a world-class boys' university preparatory school, offering a day program in Grades 1-12 and an Urban Boarding program in Grades 8-12. With 1150 students, 109 of whom are boarders from over 20 countries worldwide, St. George's School truly is Canada's World School for Boys.
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