Mini O's Frequently Asked Questions

When is the next session?

The Mini O’s Spring session will run from April 11 - June 30th, 2022.​​​​​​​

When does registration start?

Registration for returning members will start March 28th, 2022. ​​​​​​​Registration for new members will start March 31st, 2022.

When do the sessions normally run?

  • ​​​​Fall - September until December
  • Winter - January until March
  • Spring - April until June
  • Summer - Camps

What time are the classes? 

The schedule can be found here. The Spring schedule has not yet been finalized due to changing pool time - stay tuned for more details!

My swimmer is new to the program - what do I need to do to register?

New swimmers will need to be assessed to determine their placement within the program. The next assessment dates are being determined, but will be in late March. Sign-up for these assessments will open early March (and we're currently developing a video assessment as well). Stay tuned for more details!

To register for an assessment you will need to sign-up on the website. You will be asked to create an account (a How to for this can be found here). Assessments will open for sign-up on March 7th, 2022.

How much does the program cost? 

The fee schedule can be found here. The cost covers the entirety of the session. In addition to the session fee, there is an annual Swim AB registration fee of $28. ​​​​​​

When do current swimmers find out their new level?

In Classes 16 through 19 swimmers will be skill tested to determine their placement for the upcoming session. Your coach will create a digital report card for them assigning them their level, and you will receive an email with this informaiton as well. You will be sent your report card prior to the 20th class, which is your last lesson. If you have any questions about your report card, you will be able to ask your coach in person should you wish. ​​​​​​

Do I need to do any volunteering or fundraising for the Mini O's program?

No volunteering or fundraising is required. ​​​​​​

Are there any competitions at the Mini O's level?

No. Mini O’s is used as a pre-competitive program used to build skills and confidence in the swimmers prior to competitions.

What is the ratio of swimmers to coaches?

The group sizes are as follows:

  • Bronze is 4 swimmers, one coach
  • Silver is 6 swimmers, one coach
  • ​​​​​​​Gold is 8 swimmers, one coach

Is there a minimum age or skill level required to join?

We require your child to be 5 years old or turning 5 at the beginning of the session. Bronze swimmers must be able to swim 15m without the use of an aide (lifejacket, kickboard, etc.). The Skills checklists can be found here.

How can we receive information about upcoming sessions/assessments/registrations?

We have an email list! Email: and request to be added to the mailing list.