Development

2017-18
Competitive Stream
 
Development

 
Description (Designed for ages 10 & Over)
Swimmers in this group have achieved their LMR standards.  They are at the LEARNING TO TRAIN stage of the Long Term Athlete Development Model (LTAD).  The purpose of this group is to introduce competition at the regional level and to strive to compete and qualify for invitational swim meets.  The swimmers will be also be introduced to complementary skills that are necessary for long term participation in swimming including warming down, stretching, nutrition and goal setting.

Schedule
  • Includes activation, dryland, stretch and water times
  • 5 days/week
  • Sept-July
DAY
TIME
POOL
Mon.
5:45-7:20 am
Surrey Sport and Leisure Complex (SSLC) **
​Sept Changes due to SSLC closure
Tues.
3:45-5:45 pm
Surrey Sport and Leisure Complex (SSLC)  **
​Sept Changes due to SSLC closure
swim and stretch
Thur.
3:45-5:45 pm
Surrey Sport and Leisure Complex (SSLC) **
​Sept Changes due to SSLC closure
swim and stretch
Fri.
4:30-6:45 pm 
Guildford Aquatic Centre (GLFD)
Dryland in gym then swim
Sat.
6:15-8:30 am
Guildford Recreation Centre (GLFD)**
​Sept Changes due to SSLC closure
Swim then dryland on deck
 

Pre-requisite

  • LMR standard
  • Attend Competitions
  • Ability to perform 50m all 4 strokes, legal turns and starts
  • Training Standards: TBA

Goals      

  • Enjoy swimming
  • Strive to attend all workouts (recommended 4/5 workouts)
  • Attend all competitions as recommended by coach
  • Strive to adopt complimentary skills such as nutrition, goal setting, etc...
  • Aim for Swim BC A and AA standards

Swimmer Expectations

  • Maintain 70% attendance
  • Regularly participate in competitions
  • Attend LMR Championships and AAs if qualified
  • Arrive 5 minutes before practice starts so you can start on time
  • Communicate with coach regarding missed workouts and training questions/concerns
  • Bring a water bottle to every workout
  • Ensure you have the appropriate training gear
  • Treat others with respect and care
  • Have a positive attitude
  • Adhere to Athlete Code of Conduct

Parent Expectations

  • Arrange to get your swimmer to practices and events on time
  • Contact your coach if your swimmer is going to miss workout
  • If watching workout or a swim meet, to stay in the viewing areas and remain off the pool deck or out of appropriate areas
  • Contact your coach directly if you have any concerns regarding your swimmer and their training
  • Stay up-to-date with club news via hand-outs, emails, website, bulletin boards and/or communication with coaches and board
  • Ensure all fees are paid on time and account is in order
  • Parent Participation Points: help out at SKSC club functions, hosted events, timing at PASS meets, etc...
  • Treat other parents, athletes and coaches with respect
  • Have a positive attitude and do not engage in negative gossip in the bleachers with other parents
  • Adhere to Parent Code of Conduct

Graduation Guideline into Next Group

  • Minimum time standards and age for the group
  • Recommended 70% workout attendance
  • Successful trial period

(Please note: Meeting performance standard does not guarantee/disqualify move up.  Invite to move-up up to discretion of coach.  Other factors included in consideration are maturation, workout quality, attitude, health and training ability.)

 
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