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Developmental Groups

Sharks Developmental Program

Swimmers in the three groups of the developmental program will further develop their technique in the four strokes (freestyle, breast stroke, fly and back stroke) as well work on their endurance and general physical fitness.  The developmental program is also where swimmers are transitioned into competitive swimming to compliment their training.

 

Hammerhead Sharks:

This group is intended for swimmers competing in regionally sanctioned competitions for novice to intermediate level swimmers. 

Swimmers in this group will generally range from ages 9 to 12. 

In the pool, the emphasis will be on technical acquisition and development for all four strokes and other race components (underwater kick, starts, turns and finishes).   Swimmers in this group will engage in a series of skills and drills that will promote proper alignment and balance in the water.  This group will also be introduced to the fundamentals of training at an introductory level. 

Outside the pool, the emphasis will be on drylands (balance and coordination), flexibility and education.  Education will consist of nutritional planning, life skills, proper health and swimming knowledge.  Both in and out of the pool, swimmers will acquire mental skills necessary for training and competition. 

This group will train up to 4 times a week with each practice including pool time and dry land training.  Swimmers in this group are expected to provide a minimum level of commitment.  Entry to this group is at the discretion of the Head Assistant Coach and Head Coach.

Click here to view the Hammerhead Sharks training schedule

Tiger Sharks:

This group is intended for swimmers improving towards competing at meets in Saskatchewan and for their respective ages. 

In the pool, the emphasis will be on technical development and refinement for all four strokes and other race components (underwater kick, starts, turns and finishes) and slow to fast energy delivery through a systematic training plan. 

Outside the pool, the emphasis will be on dryland strength and conditioning, flexibility and education.  Education will consist of nutritional planning, life skills, proper health and swimming knowledge.  Both in and out of the pool, swimmers will develop and master mental skills necessary for training and competition. 

This group will train a combination of mornings and evenings 6 times per week in the pool.  Training may also include dryland.  Swimmers in this group are expected to provide a high level of commitment.  Entry to this group is at the discretion of the Head Coach.

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