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** THESE GROUPS HAVE BEEN ADJUSTED ACCORDING TO SSC'S COVID-19 OPERATIONAL PLAN AND ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AS WE PROGRESS THROUGH THE PHASES OF RECOVERY. **

Minnows (Pre-Competitive) October TBA – May TBA        45 mins/week

Long Term Athlete Development Stage: Active Start & Fundamental

Commitment: 45 mins per week

Description: This group is designed to introduce new swimmers to the excitement of competitive swimming. Swimmers will be taught all four competitive strokes through an assortment of exercises, games and metaphors. This level reflects “Active Start” and “Fundamentals” stages of the Swimming Canada Long Term Athletes Development (LTAD). Swimmers are generally ages 6 to 11 and are highly encouraged to continue with additional sport activities outside of swimming to further strengthen their agility, balance and coordination (ABCs).

Practices:        Saturday                                                           10:30 - 11:15 AM OR 11:45 - 12:30 PM

 

Makos (Group B) October TBA – June TBA                    2 hours/week

Long Term Athlete Development Stage: Fundamental & Learn to Train

Commitment: 2 hours per week

Description: This group has their focus on stroke technique, training skills and physical endurance. This is an introduction to longer training sessions and swimmers will learn fundamental training skills (like using the pace clock, understanding interval training and daily training workouts, etc.). This level reflects the later stages of “Fundamental” and “Learn to Train” stages from Swimming Canada’s Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD). Swimmers are typically between the ages of 8-14 years of age. Swimmers will also be introduced to dryland exercises and activities for up to 1 hour a week.

Practices:       Tuesday AND Thursday                                          3:30 to 4:30 PM

 

Makos (Group A) October TBA – June TBA                    3 hours/week

Long Term Athlete Development Stage: Fundamental & Learn to Train

Commitment: 3 hours per week

Description: This group has their focus on stroke technique, training skills and physical endurance. This is an introduction to longer training sessions and swimmers will learn fundamental training skills (like using the pace clock, understanding interval training and daily training workouts, etc.). This level reflects the later stages of “Fundamental” and “Learn to Train” stages from Swimming Canada’s Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD). Swimmers are typically between the ages of 8-14 years of age. Swimmers will also be introduced to dryland exercises and activities for up to 1 hour a week.

Practices:       Monday AND Wednesday AND Friday                                          3:30 to 4:30 PM

 

Blues (Junior A) October TBA – July TBA                          5.5 hours/week

Long Term Athlete Development Stage: Learn to Train, Train to Train & Train to Compete

Commitment: 5.5 hours per week

Description: This group has their focus on stroke technique, training skills and physical endurance. This level reflects the later stages of “Learn to Train”, “Train to Train” and introduction to “Train to Compete” stages from Swimming Canada’s Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD). Swimmers are typically between the ages of 11-15 years of age. Swimmers will also be introduced to dryland exercises and activities for up to 1 hour a week.

Practices:      Monday and Wednesday and Friday              6:30 to 8:00 PM

                       Saturday (Dryland)                                         1 hour virtual workout - time TBA

 

GREAT WHITES DATE TBA – July TBA                              8.5 hours/week

Long Term Athlete Development Stage: Train to Train, Train to Compete & Compete to Win

Commitment:  8.5 hours per week

Description: The Senior Group is for swimmers competing at Provincial, Atlantic and Eastern competition. Individuals in this group are motivated and very committed to improving skills and performance. They are dedicated members of the club and play integral parts in the club’s pride. This group is a reflection of Swimming Canada’s “Train to Train”, “Train to Compete” and “Compete to Win” levels in the Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD). Swimmers are typically 13-18 years old.

 

Practices:       Monday to Friday POOL                                             6:30 to 8:00 PM

                        Saturday DRYLAND                                              1 hour Online Virtual Workout - time TBA