Competitive Information


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Program Description:

Swimmers have been placed into their respective groups based on their individual needs and in the best interest of their development as an athlete. In every instance of a child’s placement or advancement, the coach’s experience, knowledge and understanding of the sport of swimming has played an integral part in the decision-making process.  

2019- 2020 Schedule for all competitive groups click HERE

Group

Approx. Age

LTAD Stage

Practices

Swim Meets

Novice

7-12

FUNdamentals

2-3x per week

Intra Club meets & 6 Novice meets per season (Milton & Burlington)

This is our introductory competitive level.  This program focuses on transitioning swimmers into competitive swimming while building technique, skill and endurance in a fun and progressive program. In Novice, swimmers will work on all four competitive strokes as well as legal turns, dive starts, and gain a basic understanding of coaches’ terminology and use of the pace clock. 

Junior Development

9-12

Learn to Train

4x swim & 1x Dryland per week

Intra Club meets & approx. 1x local meet per month

The Junior Development group is aimed at swimmers 9-12 years old and will focus on advancing basic skills, introducing more complex skills, and continuing to develop technique, skill and endurance in a fun and progressive program. Swimmers in Junior Development will build upon the skills established in Novice such as understanding pace times, training etiquette, basic rules, and racing skills. 

Junior

10-13

Learn to Train/ Train to Train

5x swim & 2x Dryland per week

Intra Club meets & approx. 1x local meet per month. Striving for Regional & Festival competitions. 13 & overs have the opportunity to participate in Team Travel opportunities.

Junior swimmers continue to build strength, endurance and proficiency in all 4 strokes as well as the Individual Medley. There is a strong emphasis on developing goal setting, training discipline and racing strategy. The primary focus will continue to be developing technique, skill and endurance as well as having fun! Swimmers in this group are striving to achieve Regional & Festival competition standards.

Youth Flex

12 & over

Train to Train/ Active for Life

3-4x per week

Swimmers have the option of attending our Intra Club meets & local competitions. 13 & overs have the opportunity to participate in Team Travel opportunities.

The Youth Flex group provides training to competitive swimmers who wish to lighten their swimming load and overall commitment due to busy schedules, thus allowing them to continue in the sport. Swimmers in this group are expected to have some basic understanding of the four competitive strokes, starts, turns, and team training etiquette. Youth Flex group members can sign up to swim 3x or 4x per week.

Senior Development

12-14

Train to Train

5x swim & 2x Dryland per week

Intra Club meets & approx. 1x local meet per month. 13 & overs have the opportunity to participate in Team Travel opportunities. Striving for Regional & Youth/ Junior Provincial meets.

Athletes in this group will be introduced to more challenging training concepts and will begin to build their base for their future Senior squad training. They will continue to work to refine their skills in mental preparation & racing strategies. Swimmers in this group are striving to achieve Regional, Festival, & Youth/ Junior Provincial competition standards.

Senior

14 & over

Train to Compete/ Train to Win

7x swim & 2x Dryland per week

Intra Club meets & approx. 1x local meet per month. 13 & overs have the opportunity to participate in Team Travel opportunities. Striving for Provincial, Eastern, & National level competitions.

Athletes in the Senior program will work at refining proficiency in all aspects of competitive swimming as well as developing & executing more complex race strategies. The Senior program is designed to prepare each individual athlete to reach their maximum potential. Swimmers in this group will attend competitions at the Invitational, Regional, Provincial, Eastern & National level.