Welcome to SwimFaster - we are
passionate about swimming!
We provide technical development
and competitive swim training for children of all the abilities,
aged from 3 to 18 years old, on a continuous and fast-track
progression, maintaining an enjoyable class environment. One of our
core principles is technique first, endurance later.
SwimFaster is a sanctioned swim
team registered in Swim BC and Swimming Canada. We operate in North
Vancouver and Squamish.
- We believe that swimming is a
fundamental life and safety skill.
- We believe that all children
should participate in healthy activities.
- We believe swimming develops
strength, mental resilience and vitality.
- We believe that swimming promotes
self discipline, which helps children reach their potential in any
sport, and in life.
development instruction to kids, from Beginners I
(no swimming skills), up to Advanced (swimming four strokes). It is
a progressive journey through 6 development levels, with continuous
skill evaluations. Kids advance in level as they progress,
based on performance. There is not a fix time duration per
We provide technical
competitive training through 3 groups, Bronze,
Silver and Gold, before swimmers start participating into
Provincial and National levels, with Swimming Canada.
Focus in kicking (assisted) front
and back, holding breath, immersion and flotation
- No background in swimming
- Able to stand at the shallow end
of the pool
- Learning how to hold
- Learning how to put face in the
- Learning proper kick with
straight legs, head down
- Learning flotation
criteria: 6 m kick front and back (unassisted)
Focus on strokes (front and back)
and kick (unassisted), kicking underwater, dolphin kick
- Able to kick in front and back,
with no assistance
- Learning stroke technique front
- Power front and back kick for 6
- Learning fly kick
criteria: 6 m free and back swim (unassisted) with clean strokes
Focus on freestyle breathing, body
position, efficient freestyle and backstroke swim, power fly
- Learning breathing technique in
- Proper body position in free and
- Able to swim 12 m free and
criteria: Proper freestyle swimming (including breathing) and
backstroke swimming for 12 m.
Focus on longer free and back
distance (25m), learning breastroke kick and flip turns away from
- Swimming 25 m free and
- Learning breastroke kick
- Flip turns and dives
criteria: Able to swim 25m free and back, at the deep
pool. Proper breastroke kick.
Focus on butterfly and breastroke
swim. Flip turns at the wall and dives.
- Learning butterfly swim
- Learning breastroke pull
- Turns & Dives
criteria: Able to swim 50 m free and back. Able to swim 25 m
fly and breast.
Focus in improving the 4 strokes,
in preparation to swim meets (recreational).
- Swimming all 4 strokes
- Learning free & back
- Competitive technique
- Longer distance swim
criteria: If the swimmer is interested in competitive swimming,
then we offer recreational swim meets (Pass Meets).
Swimming the 100 IM under 2’:40”, or
the 150 Free under 3’:30”. This group is expected to
swim at least 3 times, but not less than 2 times per week.
Swimming the 200 IM under 5’:00”, or
the 300 Free under 6’:40”. This group is expected to
swim 3 - 4 times per week, but not less than 2 times.
Swimming 200 IM under 4', or 300 Freestyle under
5':40". This group is expected to swim 6 - 8 times per week, but
not less than 4 times.
- Paralympic swimmers - please
contact us to define practice schedule