About the Neptunes
The Haney Neptunes are registered with the BC Summer Swimming Association (B.C.S.S.A) and swim as part of the Fraser Valley Region. As a legally registered society, the Haney Neptunes Aquatic Club operates with a volunteer executive elected by members during the annual general meeting held in September.
During the summer the Neptunes run competitive swimming, water polo, synchronized swimming and development programs. During the fall and winter months there are maintenance programs for all disciplines.
There are six different programs the Haney Neptunes offer throughout the summer season (May to August). Depending on the age of the participant, multiple programs can be chosen. All programs are run under the direction of a professional coaching staff.
Competitive Swimming: Swimming offers the fun of a team sport and the thrill of an individual sport! Many swimming buddies and their families become life-long friends. It’s the clock that counts! As swimmers develop their skills they race against their own best times! This is a great opportunity for children (ages 6 & over) to increase their swimming skills and be introduced to all four strokes (front & back stroke, butterfly & breast stroke). Swimmers develop their technique and endurance through regular workouts, and their efforts reap very positive rewards. Swimmers have the opportunity to compete against other swimmers throughout the Lower Mainland. They have the opportunity to swim in the Regional competition and qualify for Provincials. The Neptunes are a competitive swim club and encourage all members to compete but, as we recognize that competition is not for everyone, do not require it. By maintaining a safe and fun environment we are able to sponsor a club that is enjoyable and instills pride and accomplishment in our members
6 and Under Swimming: The Neptunes offer a great program for young swimmers and encourage development of swim strokes and team skills while having fun. We suggest our youngest swimmers should be able to swim a width of the pool unaided but may accept young athletes of varying skill levels at the discretion of the head coach.
Synchronized Swimming: The Neptunes synchronized swimming program has proven to be incredibly successful and extremely popular since its inception in 2000! This sport requires overall body strength, agility, flexibility, grace . . . and is beautiful to watch. Children ages 6 & up can learn the specialized skills it takes to accomplish this water ballet. Open to both male and female participants. All synchro swimmers compete at Regionals and Provincials, and have successfully won trophies, medals and ribbons.
Water Polo: Our water polo program is open to all children aged 17 and under. It is an extremely fun sport to play and watch. The Neptunes run one of the most successful programs in the BCSSA, winning many Provincial Championships and boasting a number of players who have gone on to National and International level
Hammond Development Program: This highly successful program is open to swimmers, under 12 years old, who want to develop their skills and gain more confidence in the water. Supervised by qualified coaches, our senior swimmers assist to ensure a low ratio of students to instructors. This is a great development program for beginners at the Hammond Pool that runs Monday to Friday, in the month of July.
Master's Swim Program: Available for all over 18 who want to hone their swimming skills and enjoy a fun environment. Professional coaches are provided to help guide you through a successful swimming program.
If you would like more information about any of these programs please feel free to write the above address or send an email through this page.
Competition is the most visible aspect of competitive swimming, water polo and synchronized swimming. It is, however, secondary to the importance of personal best. All of these aquatic disciplines combine fun and challenge through individual and team pursuits. The Haney Neptunes aquatic programs enable children at all ability levels to be challenged as individuals, contribute to team objectives and work toward personal goals. In addition, they will have fun with friends and bond with members of all ages. There are no benchwarmers; all athletes are active members of the team.
As a participant in aquatic sports, a swimmer has the opportunity to:
- Learn the skills required for competitive swimming
- Achieve all-round physical conditioning
- Foster self-development
- Develop good sportsmanship and team skills
- Appreciate the effort of others
- Train and compete with others
- Acquire a skill that can be enjoyed throughout life
Our swim club prides itself on developing:
- Positive attitudes
- Quality training
- Professional coaching
- Individual focus training
- Family focused approach
- Self esteem and confidence
- Multi-generations involvement
- Fun, Fitness & Friendship!!!
The BCSSA is divided into 8 regions: Vancouver and District, Vancouver Island, Fraser South, Simon Fraser, Fraser Valley, Cariboo, Okanagan and Kootenays. We are part of the Fraser Valley region which consists of the Haney Neptunes, Mission Marlins, Agassiz Aquanauts, Chilliwack Stingrays, Abbotsford Whalers and Langley Flippers.
We participate in all swim meets sponsored by IN REGION clubs. When we have a free weekend we may participate in an OUT-OF-REGION meet. No meet in or out of region is compulsory, but BCSSA requires that a competitive swimmer must be in at least one meet to be registered for the Region’s Championship finals.
General Membership: One adult per family is the designated member of the Haney Neptunes Aquatic Club. This member has the voting privilege at the Annual General Meeting to be held in early-mid September.
"We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia"