Calling all avid young swimmers! Sooke COHO, our local competitive swim club, is offering you the chance to try out COHO for a week for free. If you are able to swim 25 meters, one length of the SEAPARC pool, be it freestyle, on your back, or even doggy paddle, you are eligible to be a COHO swimmer for a week and benefit from the instruction of the swim club’s professional coach Brent Forsyth. This is a wonderful opportunity to see if your young swimmer is ready to take the next step and get serious about swimming. The free week starts on April 23-28.
The COHO swim club has been in existence since 1968 and is proudly affiliated with Island Swimming. For young swimmers, elementary and middle school aged kids, Coho is a “fun introduction” to competitive swimming. Young swimmers practice two or three times a week and participate at in-house local Island Swimming meets throughout the year. They also get the chance to participate at the annual School District Swim Meet and represent their school. A number of students, from Ecole Poirier and Sooke Elementary, went to this year’s meet and did their schools and community proud.
The COHO Swim Club’s focus is on creating great swimmers while keeping it fun: your little doggy paddler will be freestyling the length of the pool in no time! If you would like your child to be a “COHO for a week” for free, please contact Tracey Hopkins, letting her know the name and age of your child, at firstname.lastname@example.org by April 20.
By Justine Duncan