The University of Manitoba is taking the responsibility of slowing and limiting the spread of COVID-19 seriously and taking actions based on information we receive from health authorities.


In order to adhere to the protocols of social distancing as a method to protect the health and well-being of our entire community, we have canceled the 2020 Spring Session of Mini Bisons and will be fully refunding your fees. If you originally registered and paid for your courses online, please allow up to 14 days for the credit to appear on your MasterCard/Visa statement.  If you registered and paid in person we will be contacting you to make arrangements for a refund.


We thank you for understanding this difficult, yet necessary, decision. We value your business and appreciate your patience as we navigate this evolving situation.


For all updates pertaining to Sport and Recreation at the University of Manitoba, please visit and follow @umkinrec on social media.


10 week (fall, winter and spring) program designed for swimmers 12 years of age or younger. The programs focus is on the development of speed swimming fundamentals in all four strokes. Swimmers will progress from the basics freestyle and backstroke strokes to more complex breaststroke and butterfly strokes based on their speed of skill and fitness acquisition.


Each 10 week program will end with an exciting swim meet.
Pre-requisite: Swimmers entering the Mini Bisons program should have the ability to swim one length of the pool comfortably and be 6 years of age or older.


Practices are Tues and Thurs from 6-7 PM and Saturday from 9:30-10:30 AM, with the option to do 2x or 3x per week.


Registration Link:


  • Registration for the 2018-2019 Fall Session is now open


If your swimmer has not participated in the Mini Bisons before, please contact Dillon to set up a skill assessment.


Lead Coach: Dillon Perron