The FUNdamentals

Young children learn in many different ways, especially when tasks are presented using games with aims. The games we use in FUNdamentals are fun, and they contain sufficient repetition of core skills to encourage children to advance very rapidly in swimming competence. Children in Tyee FUNdamentals can learn to perform fairly complex movements (dolphin kick, tumbling, navigating underwater mazes) and from consistent use of these movements, to gradually build up enough endurance to swim back and forth across the pool in many different ways.

Tyee's FUNdamentals programs are designed for swimmers ages 3 to 7 years and are offered at Crystal Pool & Esquimalt Recreation Centre.


Junior Wavemaker

Swimmers who can submerge their head unassisted and who enjoy learning in a game-oriented group environment are ready for Junior Wavemaker. Junior Wavemakers swim one, two or three times per week.


The fun continues at this level with Fundamental swimming skills being taught to these young swimmers through the use of games and innovative uses of pool equipment.  Swimmers who are able to swim for 3 m and retrieve an object from the bottom of the pool at 1.5 m depth, flutter kick on back, swim underwater for 3 m and who are excited about learning to swim, are ready for the Wavemaker level. Classes are also offered at this level 1-3 times a week. 


Crystal Pool

Tyee precompetitive and FUNdamentals billing and registration is conducted at the Crystal pool front desk. You may register in person, online or by phone (250 361-0732) with a credit card.

Lesson Fees

Crystal Pool  Session 1
Sept 26th - Dec 16th
Session 2
Jan 2nd - March 17th
Session 3
1 swim per week $128.52 $117.81 TBA
2 swims per week  $238.80 $218.90 TBA
3 swims per week TBA TBA TBA

*No sessions on STAT holidays*

Esquimalt Recreation Centre 

Tyee offers pre competitive programming on Mondays and Wednesdays at Esquimalt Recreation Center. Please register at the Esquimalt Recreation Center front desk.



All lessons for Junior Wavemakers and Wavemakers are 45 minutes in duration.  Swimmers can sign up for one, two or three lessons a week. Swimmers must pick the days of the week they want to attend and come on those days. In order to ensure safety and appropriate coach-to-swimmer ratios, Tyee cannot accommodate drop-ins.

Schedule 2016-2017

  Jr Wavemaker/Wavemaker

Crystal Pool

Esquimalt Pool 

Sunday  4:30-5:15pm  4:00-4:45pm
Monday 4:30-5:15pm 4:15-5:00pm
Tuesday 4:30-5:15pm  
Wednesday 4:30-5:15pm 4:15-5:00pm
Thursday 4:30-5:15pm  
 Friday 4:30-5:15pm  

Multi Swimmer Discounts 

If you have more then one child swimming with Tyee please fill out The Pre Comp Multi Swimmer Discount Form found here 

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