Swimming is a sport of personal best times and goals.
At Triton Swimming, from the TCS Program right through to our Junior Performance Plus Group, our swimmers do not stop learning and do not stop improving on technique. But with every sport, competition is usually the name of the game. As much as your child might want to compete with other swimmers in his or her group or other clubs, the best competition is always the clock. Beating a previous best time is the goal. There will always be someone faster or someone slower, so the focus should be on self-improvement. Improvements can happen suddenly, but it can also be a gradual climb. Every swimmer progresses at a different pace, which is why our coaches put so much emphasis on personal goals.
The relative importance of Time Standards or comparing your swimmer with others
As your swimmer moves into the competitive stream, time standards play an important role in setting goals, not only to qualify for specific meets, but to also move up the group ladder. However time standards should not be leveraged as a measure of a swimmer’s success. Success depends solely on self-improvement and hard work.
Time standards and meets have changed this year. For information regarding how the times are calculated please read the Time Standards Process.
The Provincial Standards will be used to qualify for the Northern Alberta Provincials and Southern Alberta Provincials.
The Championship Standards will be used to qualify for the Spring Championships, Summer Championships & the Swim Alberta Cup*
*Only the 15 & over female / 16 & over male standards will be eligible to qualify for the Swim Alberta Cup.
Youth Recognition Standards
Para Swimming Standards