What we're about

Different Strokes Calgary (DSC) is a non-profit, volunteer run swim club inclusive of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender and their straight friends, dedicated to the master swim program philosophy of "fun and fitness for life" in an environment that is both positive and supportive.

Different Strokes Calgary accommodates both recreational and competitive swimmers. Coaching is offered to assist with technique and fitness development. However, swimming at one's own pace and comfort level is always encouraged.

Beginning Swimmers
Beginning swimmers are encouraged to come out and learn how to swim. Our coaching staff are top notch with many years of teaching and coaching experience. They enjoy introducing new swimmers to the sport.

Competitive Swimmers
Participants with a competitive outlook will benefit from a structured and progressive goal oriented workout programme.

Visit our website for more information:

differentstrokescalgary.org (http://differentstrokescalgary.org/)

Upcoming events (5+)

Friday swim practice

Repsol Sports Centre (formerly Talisman Centre)

Join us for an hour of customized coached workouts (lane swimming) in the pool. We typically get 15-20 swimmers at each practice so don't pay any attention to the Meetup RSVP list. What to Bring Swimmers will need to bring a swimsuit and towel. Goggles and a swim cap are highly recommended although not required. You can bring your own lock for the locker room. It is recommended that valuables be left at home or brought with you on the pool deck. What to Expect Laps in the pool. When you arrive on deck at the pool you will be welcomed. Choose the lane appropriate to your level of swimming. Lane 1 is for beginners and lane 6 is for advanced swimmers. Lane 2 to 5 are varying degrees between beginner and advanced swimmers. Meetup Locations

Sunday swim practice (Main)

Repsol Sports Centre (formerly Talisman Centre)

This is our Main swim practice with our head coaches Bill and/or Dan running the workouts. We typically get 15-20 swimmers at each practice so don't pay any attention to the Meetup RSVP list. What to Bring Swimmers will need to bring a swimsuit and towel. Goggles and a swim cap are highly recommended although not required. You can bring your own lock for the locker room. It is recommended that valuables be left at home or brought with you on the pool deck. What to Expect Laps in the pool. When you arrive on deck at the pool you will be welcomed. Choose the lane appropriate to your level of swimming. Lane 1 is for beginners and lane 6 is for advanced swimmers. Lane 2 to 5 are varying degrees between beginner and advanced swimmers. Meetup Locations

Friday swim practice

Repsol Sports Centre (formerly Talisman Centre)

Join us for an hour of customized coached workouts (lane swimming) in the pool. We typically get 15-20 swimmers at each practice so don't pay any attention to the Meetup RSVP list. What to Bring Swimmers will need to bring a swimsuit and towel. Goggles and a swim cap are highly recommended although not required. You can bring your own lock for the locker room. It is recommended that valuables be left at home or brought with you on the pool deck. What to Expect Laps in the pool. When you arrive on deck at the pool you will be welcomed. Choose the lane appropriate to your level of swimming. Lane 1 is for beginners and lane 6 is for advanced swimmers. Lane 2 to 5 are varying degrees between beginner and advanced swimmers. Meetup Locations

Sunday swim practice (Main)

Repsol Sports Centre (formerly Talisman Centre)

This is our Main swim practice with our head coaches Bill and/or Dan running the workouts. We typically get 15-20 swimmers at each practice so don't pay any attention to the Meetup RSVP list. What to Bring Swimmers will need to bring a swimsuit and towel. Goggles and a swim cap are highly recommended although not required. You can bring your own lock for the locker room. It is recommended that valuables be left at home or brought with you on the pool deck. What to Expect Laps in the pool. When you arrive on deck at the pool you will be welcomed. Choose the lane appropriate to your level of swimming. Lane 1 is for beginners and lane 6 is for advanced swimmers. Lane 2 to 5 are varying degrees between beginner and advanced swimmers. Meetup Locations

Past events (229)

Sunday swim practice (Main)

Repsol Sports Centre (formerly Talisman Centre)

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