The Intro-Competitive program runs from September to early June and practice three times per week.
Practice Times: see 2019/2020 Trainining Schedule
The Intro-Competitive program is based on Swimming Canada's Long Term Athlete Development Plan (LTAD) Stage 3 - Learn to Train. It is designed for swimmers who are ready to train in a group environment. The swimmer must be able to swim multiple 25 m lengths of freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke, and be able to dive off the blocks, and complete a streamline glide from a push.
The focus of the Intro-Competitive program is to build a passion and love of the sport of swimming. Intro-Competitive swimmers will improve their physical fitness, and build endurance while being taught proper stroke techniques, and improved training habits.
The Intro-Competitive Program will also provide the opportunity for swimmers to test their skills by participating in both In-House swim meets at the Georgetown Indoor Pool and some development meets in the nearby communities of Milton, Guelph, Orangeville, and Caledon. Although the Blue Fin Family encourages swimmers to show their team spirit, and cheer on their team mates through competition, attendance at swim meets is encouraged but not mandatory.