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Welcome to Mallards Swim Team!

Mallards Swim Team provides high quality swimming programs for the youth of our community as well as delivers world class training opportunities to those who choose to pursue a high performance path in swimming.

Mallards Swim Team is a year-round competitive swim team offering high quality professional coaching and technique instruction for all ages and abilities.

The Mallards Swim Team is based in the City of Markham and uses 5 pools (Markham PAN AM, Thornlea, Cornell, Centennial and Angus Glen) to accommodate the 220 families that are registered with Swimming Canada.

Mallards Swim Team has grown rapidly over its 5 year existence and we continually strive to maintain this growth and training of young swimmers to maintain a well-rounded competitive swim team. We host the Alex Baumann Invitational, Mallards Winter Long Course and the Mallards Long Course Challenge swim meets which typically accommodate over 4000 entries of competitive as well as novice swimmers annually.

Our Achievements In our short history Mallards Swim Team has already sent 11 swimmers to Age Group Nationals

  • 35 swimmers are Top 50 Swimmers in Canada in respective age groups
  • 2 swimmers are Top 5 Swimmers in Canada
  • Division 1- Top 20 Teams of Ontario
  • Participation in Eastern Nationals, Age Group Nationals, Junior Provincials
  • We proud of our Senior Nationally qualified swimmers

Mallards Swim Team is organization whose goal is to be considered among the up and coming elite programs in Canada and to be a leader in swimming programs at all levels. To this end, we are very appreciative of the support of Markham residents and especially Markham City Council.

We are excited about the recent announcements of a new lane 25 meter pool for 2012 as well as the proposed addition of at least one and possibly 2 - 50 meter pools prior to the 2015 Pan-Am Games. This latest announcement and foresight by Markham City Council will put Markham on the map for National and International events for years to come.

17 Reasons to join competitive swimming

  1. Safe, low risk of injury.
  2. Extremely healthy exercise.
  3. Establishes a daily and weekly fitness routine.
  4. Teaches water safety and drowning prevention.
  5. Opens other recreational opportunities such as surfing, water skiing, scuba diving, snorkeling, water parks, boating and water polo.
  6. Coaches are certified professionals.
  7. Swimmers are strong academic achievers.
  8. Family activities required some parent’s involvement.
  9. Excellent coach to swimmer ratio at a low cost.
  10. Small amount of equipment is required.
  11. Swimming offers year-round fitness regardless of weather or season.
  12. Swimming helps fight obesity, the number one health problem facing Canadian youth.
  13. Swimming is something everybody can do regardless of size, age or ability.
  14. Competition is conducted by age and ability.
  15. Swimmers compete against oneself, the clock, and opponents. Results are objective.
  16. Swimming offers the best of both team and individual sports.
  17. Swimming can provide an additional avenue to get into colleges and universities.

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