Why Join the KBM Swim Team?
► Professional coaches
► A commitment to provide low swimmer to lane ratios
► Frequent one-on-one instruction
► Our full time Head Coach monitors all levels of the program ensuring continuity, coaching consistency and a great team atmosphere.
► While providing a program that provides a swimmer with the opportunity to be as competitive as their talent and commitment level permits we provide programs to suit a wide variety of swimmers from introductory to masters for incredibly committed to those using swimming to provide them with fitness and a competitive experience that will serve them well in other sports and life in general.
Swimming will bring children fitness and enjoyment for decades - it is a true life-long fitness activity. In fact, participants in our Master's swimming programs are still training and racing well into their 80's. Swimming is a great low-impact physical exercise that develops a strong cardiovascular core, builds muscle tone and ensures proportional muscular development as it uses all the body's major muscle groups. That is why it is considered by many experts to be the best workout of all.
There are other benefits too though. Swimming requires combinations of complex movements of all parts of the body, enhancing harmonious muscle function, grace and fluidity of movement . As a result, kids develop superior coordination coupled with high quality aerobic endurance, (the most important key to physical fitness). It also enhances children's natural flexibility (at a time when they ordinarily begin to lose it) by exercising all their major joints through a full range of motion.
Compared to other sports, competitive swimming is relatively injury free and it tends to attract positive peer groups. Perhaps it is the self-discipline and motivation that is instilled in swimmers, but research (and KBM's experiences) indicates that competitive swimmers generally obtain super grades in school. Competitive swimming yields many benefits - all while getting fit and having fun!
► We allow swimmers to progress to their own level of excellence.
► We keep swimmers interested and improving well past their teenage years and into university athletics.
► We cultivate a positive mental attitude, high self-esteem and healthy fitness levels.
► We consistently qualify athletes for regional, provincial and national competitions.
To engage and develop swimmers who, for the love of the sport, are committed to reaching their full potential both in and out of the pool, through demonstrated leadership, quality coaching, and engaged parents.
To to be a leader in competitive swimming, inspiring excellence through hard work, commitment, and perseverance.
Commitment : To competitive swimming, training requirements, individual development, personal bests and the success of the team.
Respect: For oneself, fellow team members, coaches, swimmers, families and individual progression and success.
Communication: Open and regular communication – recognition, constructive feedback and proactive conflict resolution.
Teamwork: Achieved through the pursuit of a common vision and goals. Working together, supporting and encouraging all team members to achieve their best…fulfilling obligations.
Fun Above All: Create a positive environment that through the hard work continues to instill love of swimming and fun within the sport.
Excellence: Derived from one’s own personal growth and development, which comes from hard work, commitment, successes as well as set-backs and self-reflection.