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 What does the Sudbury Laurentian Swim Club (SLSC) provide?

A fun introduction to competitive swimming consisting of 7 swim levels:

 

The SLSC program encourages kids to be strong swimmers in a supportive and enjoyable environment.

What level of swimmer does my child need to be to join SLSC?

Anyone who is between the ages of 6 and 18 years of age, and can swim at least one length of a pool.  This ability is approximately equivalent to AquaQuest Level Five (5).

We also offer "Swim Skills" for children ages 5-7.  Swimmers must be “deep water safe” to enroll in the program. This means that swimmers must be able to swim at least 10 meters on their own.  Click here for more information.

How is SLSC different than swimming lessons?

Swimming lessons provides basic swim techniques and water safety, and is a wonderful way for your child to learn how to swim.  SLSC coaches concentrate on teaching technique in all four strokes, and developing the fitness levels of each swimmer.

As part of the swim team, athletes will also be exposed to dry-land training (strength, flexibility and co-ordination), and many other skills, such as goal-setting and approaching challenges with a positive attitude, that are transferable to all areas of their life.

Is there a trial period to see if this is the right ‘fit’ for my child(ren)?

Absolutely!  SLSC offers a FREE TWO WEEK TRIAL so your child can discover how much they will enjoy swimming with SLSC!  Contact us via email regarding your interest to join and we can set up a time for you.

Where is the pool that you train in? 

The pool is located in the PHYSICAL EDUCATION BUILDING on the campus of Laurentian University, at the end of Athletic Building Rd, in Sudbury, Ontario.  For more information on our pool facilities, click here.

How many hours a week do I have to train?

The number of hours is dependent on the swim level your child begins in.  Most introductory levels start at 3 times per week with each practice being 1-1.5 hours in length.  Training increases as the swimmers moves up to more senior levels of competitive swimming.

What are the main benefits of joining a swim team?

Swimming is one of the most popular organized sports in Canada that is governed at the regional, provincial, national and international level.  Swimmers are provided with the opportunity to improve the technique of all of their four swimming strokes while pursuing their individual goals, as well as contributing to the overall team.  Swimming is a low-impact/high-fitness sport that combines individual goals and team aspirations.  Being a

SLSC swim team member provides the swimmer the opportunity to pursue both team and individual goals.

Are swim meets mandatory?

SLSC swimmers are encouraged to swim in meets that their coaches register them in.  Keep in mind that attendance in novice and junior competitive swimming levels is encouraged, but swimmers are not in meets until they are ready.

What is the purpose of swim meets?

Swim meets provide the opportunity to measure each swimmer’s times for a multitude of strokes and lengths of races. Swim meets can help swimmer’s focus on a race and their ‘personal best’ times, and provides an opportunity to compete against other swimmers.  Swim meets allow swimmers to support and cheer on their teammates, and the opportunity to compete in relay races.  Swim meets bring the swimmers, their families and the community together.  

I have more questions. Who do I contact?

contact us via email and we will be more than welcome to answer any questions!

The Sudbury Laurentian Swim Club - Since 1973