The Yellowknife Polar Bear Swim Club has been providing competitive swimming opportunities to youth in Yellowknife since 1970. Many of our swimmers join the club as young as 5 years old, as Tadpoles or Dolphins, and work their way up through the different group levels, with guidance from qualified enthusiastic coaches, until they reach Gold Squad in their final years of High School.
We train in the City’s 5 lane Ruth Inch Memorial Pool and host regular time trials and competitions where we compete against other clubs in the Northwest Territories.
NWT swimming clubs are affiliated with Swim Alberta and are therefore ranked among Alberta Swim Clubs and compete in Alberta Provincial Swim Meets as well as other regional swimming championships. The Polar Bear Swim Club has produced several Age Group National swimmers and consistently has swimmers qualify for Canada and Western Canada Games. Several swimmers have also gone on to compete at the CIS level in University.
We are a not for profit organization and rely on the help and support of our volunteer coaches to keep our level of competition at its highest and to provide fun and skillful swimming instruction.