Senior squad is a training and competitive level at which swimmers fine tune technical and tactical skills. Swimmers must be prepared to participate in challenging training and be prepared to contribute to the training atmosphere.
Commitment to striving for challenging personal goals is expected and the expectation is also that athletes will place swimming sport as the main focus of personal activities outside of home and academics. The focus is on final and podium performances at NS Provincial Championships, and working toward achieving standards for National level competitions. The Senior squad's competition plan includes local age group development short course and long course meets, NS AA and AAA Provicial Championships, select Invitational meets in the Atlantic region, and may include one or more travel competitions outside of the region. All travel competitions can be expected to have qualifying standards. Meet selection for the calendar is a coaching decision and is determined in line with seasonal goals. Additional meets for qualifiers include all levels of National meets as designated by Swimming Canada.
National group swimmers are expected to root their behavior choices in a way that:
- supports a culture of providing leadership to other Club swimmers, such as: consistent work ethic, participating in team activities, creating a welcoming team environment, and getting to know and encouraging younger swimmers;
- supports a culture that is driven by excellence in fitness and personal performance;
- supports a culture of leaving a positive legacy.
Senior squad swimmers are expected to see themselves as role models for the team and to make choices that support personal and team excellence in athletic performance.