HYACK's Age Group Program: Regional 12 & Under

The Hyack Swim Club has had a successful Age-Group program for many, many years. Our swimmers are consistently amongst the best in the Province, are ranked Nationally and are the cornerstone of our Senior National Group (HP Group).

Overview: The swimmers in this group are the top 12 & under swimmers in our club! Regional is an expansive level of programming for our swimmers. Here, they are exposed to a higher level of training and competition. This group is the cornerstone for our young athletes.

They will compete around the Lower Mainland and occasionally elsewhere in BC (special Team Meet or BC Championship meets).  The swimmers are able to swim the four competitive swim strokes well for medium to longer distances.

The main focus in this level is improving athlete's ability to swim the four competitive strokes for longer distances as well as advance their fitness level. These swimmers also continue their refining of the competitive starts and turns for each of the four strokes. The concept of training is advanced upon from the concepts taught at the development level.
Our objective for the swimmers in this group is to continue the FUN aspect in every practice session started at the grassroots level. We also advance each swimmer's stroke technique, swimming speed, and overall fitness.

Both pools (CGP and CCAC) will train together on selected practices to maximize the training dynamic of all swimmers in Hyack.

There will be a 16 month window for swimmers in this group to meet the group's advancement goals. 

Pre-requisites: Completion of Aqua-quest 12; Swim kids 10; I Can Swim Stage 3 or Coaches assessment; Completion of Olympic Way Black Program'; Ages: 8-12

Practice Info: 5 x 1 ½  to 2 hour sessions per week (15-30 minutes dry-land, 60-90 minutes in water) There are ‘twin’ groups operating at each pool.  Along with special camps, meets, and social events, the groups from each age option combine to train together on Wednesday afternoon & Saturday mornings at CGP, on Friday at CCAC

Swimmers’ Commitment and Goals:

1. Attend all practices. Always attend Saturday morning practices. Try to attend any special or bonus practices available.
2. Attend as many camps, swim 
meets, and social events as possible. There is usually 1 meet every 3-4 weeks.

3.  Compete at LMR Champs, and BC Provincials.   The BC Provnicial time standards in your age groups are your goals.
4.  Commit to attend all Hyack hosted meets, commit to attend the full Tier 1 Championships should you qualify.
5. Have Fun!

Parents’ Commitment:

1. Arrange to have your swimmer attend all practices and as many of the other offered camps and events as possible. You are highly encouraged to initiate carpooling with other parents in the group or similar group schedule at this stage.
2. Contact your coach to let them know if your swimmer may miss a practice or event. 
3. Stay informed by reading and responding to: emails, website. Communicate with your swimmer’s coach on a regular basis via email, post-practice chat, or scheduled meeting.
4. Parent Volunteer Program continues. Assist with timing at LMR and Invitational meets, start your training to become a Meet Official, get involved with other events through the year.

Team Gear and Equipment Requirements:

Practice: Swimsuit (boys – jammers or briefs, no shorts), goggles, cap (especially girls with long hair), flippers, pull-buoy, paddles, mesh-bag, water bottle, athletic shoes and clothes for daily dry land .

Competition: Hyack Team Suit, Hyack Team T-shirt, Hyack “Meet” Cap, Team ‘Hoodie’

Schedule Options 2019 - 2020:

A Monday 6:15 - 7:45 pm CCAC  
  Tuesday 5:45 - 7:30 am CCAC  
  Wednesday 4:15 - 6:30 pm CGP  
  Friday 5:15 - 6:45 pm CCAC both pools together
B Tuesday 5:45 - 7:30 am CGP  
  Wednesday 4:15 - 6:30 pm CGP  
  Thursday 4:45 - 6:30 pm CGP  
  Friday 5:15 - 6:45 pm CCAC both pools together
A/B Saturday 6:45  - 8:45 am CGP both pools together

* ALL swimmers: September schedule may be different.

Check as September approaches for these modifications.