Game on: Nelson Neptunes back in the pool

There’s a lot going on out there in the sport and rec community for the first week of fall.

There’s a lot going on out there in the sport and rec community for the first week of fall.

With half a season lost earlier this year, the Nelson Neptune Swim Club eagerly welcomed club activities back to the NDCC pool last week. The first week underway, registrations continue and can be done online at nelsonneptunes.com. Swimmers have the option of swimming one or two nights per week on Mondays and Wednesdays. Fees, times and other information can be found on the website. To start the season off on the best foot, plan on attending the Neptune’s AGM on September 30 at 6:30 p.m. in the multi-purpose room at the NDCC.

For the regional and competitive swimmer, the Kootenay Swim Club provides an opportunity for swimmers in the Kootenay region to use their swimming as a motivator to pass on their knowledge and become leaders within their community. The club is running trials at the Nelson and Castlegar pools this month. Meet the coach and try out a session at the Castlegar pool on September 30 from 6 to 7 p.m. For more information check out thekootenayswimclub.com or email info(at)thekootenayswimclub.com.

Looking for a great workout without heavy user fees or required sporting equipment? Well, the Nelson Curling Centre might be the right place for you! Leagues run each day Monday through Friday and include seniors, juniors, mixed, men’s and ladies’ leagues. Visit nelsoncurling.com for hours of operation, membership and rental rates, as well as contact information. The curling season begins mid-October and runs through mid-March.

The Nelson Figure Skating Club is starting its fall Canskate program for ages 4 and up early in October. The program runs from October 3 to December 16. For rates and registration please call 250-352-6510.

There is still time to enter a team for the Granite Pointe Golf Club fundraiser on October 6. A five-person scramble tournament starts at 10 a.m. and goes on to a 4 p.m. dinner with both live and silent auctions, raffle prizes, and 50/50. Tickets are $50 per person. You can submit a team or enter individually. Proceeds go to the course improvement fund for the 2014 season. Call Graeme at 250-551-4878 to enter or for more info.

Dryland training for the Whitewater Ski Team begins October 1 at Lakeside Park. This training is for ski racers ages 10 and up and will focus on skier specific strength, balance, flexibility and fun! Sessions will also focus on core strength, injury prevention and body awareness. Sessions run from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays until the snow flies. The team welcomes skiers of all ages including teenagers and adults. It is never too late to become an alpine ski racer. Programs can be tailored to a skier’s individual goals and level of commitment. Contact coach Dylan Henderson at dylanhen(at)hotmail.com or presidentwh2oskiteam(at)gmail.com for more information.

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