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COBRA Swim Club Competitive Level Guidelines

Squad 1

A high performance program for grade 10 students and older that encourages each athlete to reach his or her full potential.  Main emphasis is on advanced technical development, quality water & dry land training and the ability to take control of one's life as a student athlete.  Full commitment to the training and competition schedule, including local, provincial, national, international meets and academic excellence is expected of all athletes at this level.

 

Squad 2

This is a high performance age group program for grade 8 and 9 students that encourages each athlete to reach his or her potential.  Main focus is on the development of high level skills in all four strokes, learning how to train at a high level and the ability to take control of one's life as a student athlete.  Commitment to the training and competition schedule, including local, provincial, national age group meets and academic excellence is expected of all athletes at this level.

 

 

Squad 3

This group is for students who are now willing to commit to a more demanding age group program that trains 5 sessions per week.  Each athlete will have the opportunity and will be encouraged to reach his or her potential.  Main focus is on the development of good skills in all four strokes, learning how to train and be responsible as a student athlete.  Commitment to the training and competition schedule, including local, provincial and national age group meets is expected of all athletes at this level.

 

Squad 4

This group is for students who have demonstrated a good skill level in multiple strokes and are now willing to commit to the training program of 4 sessions per week.  Each athlete will have the opportunity and will be encouraged to reach his or her potential.  Main focus at this level is on more progressive skill development in all four strokes and the introduction of more training, race tactics, and more advanced competitions at the local and provincial level.

 

 

 

Olympic Way Gold– 3 sessions
Olympic Way Silver – 3 sessions
Olympic Way Bronze – 3 sessions

The Olympic Way program is the entry level competitive program for swimmers invited from our COBRA Jr. Swim Club and try-outs we conduct.  Focus is on skill development, proper technique of all four strokes including kicking, pulling, body position and the instruction to competition.

 

 

Group Placement

Placement is at the discretion of the coaching staff and is based on the criteria of each group. Factors such as commitment, performance, age, ability to train, attitude, technique and coachability are all taken into consideration for each athlete’s placement. Please be conscious that the coaching staff carefully considers all of the above before placing a swimmer into a specific training group.

Please note that a swimmer will not be permitted to divide their practices between two or more groups for convenience or location of time.

Should an athlete be placed in a group and is not meeting the requirements and demands of that particular group, he or she may be moved to an alternative group at the discretion of the Head Coach and staff.

 

Jr. Swim Club

Junior Swim Club is an exciting COBRA program teaching children the fundamental skills of swimming and an introduction to the sport of competitive swimming.

 

 

 

Brampton COBRA Masters

This program will provide adults an opportunity to improve physical fitness, receive regular coaching and stroke improvement, to attend swim meets and participate in social activities.  Age:  18 & over experience swimmers and triathletes.