Squad 1

Over 40 years of swimming excellence

Georgetown Indoor Pool - 70 Guelph Street, Georgetown, ON L7G 3Z5 (Behind Georgetown District High School)

Squad 1 (Grade 7 or 8)

Squad 1 trains from September to the end of June and is mentored by Coach Shannon Cunningham.  These swimmers practice five times per week, with practice sessions lasting between 1 to 2 hours in length with dry land training worked into their sessions.

Equipment Required: Swimsuit, Swim Cap, Goggles, (Kick Board, Fins, Pull Buoy - available at the pool)

Practice & Dry Land Times: 2018/2019 Training Schedule

Squad 1 training is based on Swimming Canada's Long Term Athlete Development Plan (LTAD) Stage 4 - Train to Train.  It is designed for swimmers in grades 7 and 8 and who are ready to train in a group environment and who are able to attend greater than 60% (3/5) of workouts each week.  At the Squad 1 level it is expected the swimmers will attend competitions as well as team functions throughout the season. 

The focus of Squad 1 is to build a passion and love of the sport of swimming.  Squad 1 swimmers will improve their physical fitness, and build endurance while being taught proper stroke techniques, and improved training habits.  Squad 1 swimmers will also improve their test set times with the intention of progressing to the Senior Squad.  They will also strive to qualify and compete at regional, provincial, and national meets in short course (25m), long course (50m), and open water settings.

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