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Provincial Black

Provincial Black

2018 Provincial Black Schedule here

Swimmers at the Provincial Black level are working towards their AAA and AGN standards, making 
second swims at peek meets throughout the season, as well as being selected for specific Swim BC 
camps. Swimmers are continuing to develop their technical and tactical skills, with a huge focus being 
on learning how to put together technically sound races. Attendance at all training times and a 
commitment to the full meet schedule are mandatory at this level, along with being able to manage 
school commitments without significant and ongoing misses to the training program. Dedication, 
commitment, consistent work ethic, and a desire to excel are all traits that will help swimmers to be 
successful at this level of sport. Swimmers at this level should be starting to commit fully to the sport, 
with a goal to swim at their highest level, and to be applying for the Provincial Gold group in 
seasons to come.​


-Graduation from the Orca Black based on age.

-Swimmers in Provincial Black should have working towards their Regional and Provincial qualifying times, and AGN standard (exceptions may arise).

-Ages match High School

Expectations of swimmers:

-Swimmers are held to the expectation of attending 90% of the training sessions, with the ultimate goal of attending each offered session in the program.

-Swimmers are aiming for their AAA Provincial qualification standard or AGN standard. 

-Swimmers are committed to attending all camps, swim meets, and social events that are offered throughout the season. 

-Swimmers are committed to attending all of their championship meets of which they are qualified for.

-Swimmers are commited and responsible for their own success at this level, by coming to every session ready to train, improve, and have fun! Swimmers are excited to excel, and are working towards taking the next step in their swimming journey. 

Expectations of parents:

-Make sure to have your swimmer at the pool on time with all required equipment.

-To contact coach if swimmer will be missing practice or event.

- Stay informed on upcoming events by checking the website, bulletin boards, as well as talking to your swimmers coach.

Required Gear and Equipment:

Goggles, cap (for swimmers with hair past their ears), one piece swim suit for girls, and a jammer or brief speedo for boys. For swim meets, swimmers should have all of the above equipment, plus their CRKW t-shirt, as well as team jacket is needed for swimmers representing the club at AAAs, AGNs, and Senior Nationals. Swimmers are also recommended to have a CRKW swimsuit for competitions, or a plain black one-piece suit or jammer. A racing suit is also recommended for use at focus meets throughout the season. In their equipment bag swimmers need their own flippers, snorkel, pull-buoy, and paddles. Having their own kickboard is optional.

Practice Information:

Swimmers in Provincial Black 1 practice 7x per week, with each practice consisting of 15-30 minutes of activation, plus 1.5-2.0 hours of pool time . Swimmers are also expected to attend all dryland sessions that are scheduled throughout the week. Meet schedule will be available at the beginning of the season to help families better plan their year.

Schedule for 2017-18 season (subject to change):

Practices start September 5th

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
AM w/Prov Gold by invite 5:45-8:00am 5:45-8:00am Off Off 7:15-9:00am Off
PM 3:15-5:15pm Off 3:15-5:15pm 3:15-5:00pm 3:15-5:15pm Off Off
Dryland   *4:00-5:00pm w/SG   5:00-5:45pm on deck      

**Dryland times have not yet been added to the above schedule.