The LASC competitive groups follow a structured path that takes swimmers from the novice level through to high school. Each group is based on a two year progression which increases the frequency of training and duration as the swimmers mature and improve. Not every child progresses at the same rate and we recognize that when we recommend group placement. If you have questions about your swimmers group placement, please contact their group coach or Peter.
You can view the groups as a Teeter Totter, with Teaching on one side and Training on the other. In OW the Teeter Totter is balanced to the Teaching side, as swimmers progress from group to group the balance shifts towards training side.
For some good swimming related Long Term Athlete Development (ADM) literature check Swimming Canada's website.
National HP - Coach Peter Schori
This group is focused on competing at the Canadian Junior and Senior National level. Swimmers are expected to be committed to these goals.
14+ swim meets per year with domestic travel and training camp opportunities.
7+ practices per week
Primary ages 14+
Performance and commitment level required
National - Jacob Verhesen
- Overlaps with Jr National and HP group in pool/dryland training
- Up to 6-7 practices per week
- Swimmers may compete at 10+ meets per year including out of province with a focus on Alberta Championships
- Primary ages 12-15
Junior National - Aaron Gamble
- Overlaps with the National group in pool/dryland training
- Swimmers continue transition towards a training based program
- 10+ swim meets per year working towards competing at Alberta Championships and out of province competition
- 6-7 practices per week
- Primary ages 12-14
Provincial - Steven Maychek
- This group is where the Teeter-Totter balances and the focus spreads equally across teaching to training.
- Swimmers compete at 10+ meets per year working towards competing at Alberta Championships
- 5 practices per week
- Primary ages 11-13
Junior Provincial - Emilia Hesterman
Continued technical improvement with increased aerobic development and speed.
8+ swim meets per year, with the focus towards competing at Alberta Provincials.
4-5 practices per week
Primary ages 9-12
Olympic Way - Adam Stromberg/Owen Guyn
- Progression from Jr. Horns and development of more advanced stroke technique, diving and turns.
- About 8 swim meets per year, with an introduction primarily through home competitions
- Families and swimmers are introduced to Swim Club Culture!
- 3-4 practices per week
- Primary ages 7-10