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Sherwood Park Swim Competitive Program

  • Member Registration Open June 26, 2018
  • New Member Registration opens July 16, 2018

The Sherwood Park Silver Tide Swim Club is a premier competitive swim club in Canada. We offer programs at the introductory level that continue directly from where our pre-competitive program finishes. We also offer programs right up to the international level, where several Silver Tide Swimmers have represented Canada on National Teams. Our competitive program follows the guidelines from the Canadian Swimming Long-Term Athlete Development Model.

We also offer the highest quality coaching, right to the International Games level. All of our coaches are NCCP certified and meet or exceed the typical qualification for coaching at their levels. We search fo fun and energetic coaches who bring a maximum of swimming passion and knowledge to the swimmers

Throughout the program, Silver Tide believes in the development of athletes in all four stroke disciplines and in all race distances. Silver Tide swimmers who progress to the national level will have a maximum personal potential in all swimming events, because they will learn throughout their age group careers how to swim every event successfully. Swimmers progress first with technical proficiency and then through carefully planned training to produce continuous stroke improvements and ultimately faster results.

The head coach and coaching staff determine all swimmer placements

  • Yellow Swim Group

    Long-Term Athlete Development Stage: Fundamentals progressing to Learn to Train (introductory)

    2 Hours in the pool + 1 Hour dry land activities

    The Yellow Group is  one of the introductory groups to competitive swimming at Silver Tide. Swimmers in this group have either graduated from the Silver Swimmer program or have been evaluated at this level.

    Training is aimed at improving and developing skills in all four strokes as well as gaining an understanding of starts and turns.

    Attendance at practice will help swimmers gain confidence as they enter competitions and begin to set goals in the sport. Participation at meets is limited to regional meets with the emphasis on having a positive racing experience and enjoying the process of becoming a competitive swimmer.

  • Green Swim Group

    Long-Term Athlete Development Stage: FUNdamentals progressing to Learn to Train (introductory) • Hours in the pool + 2 Hours dry land activities

    The Green Group is the introductory group to competitive swimming at Silver Tide. Swimmers in this group have either graduated from the Silver Swimmer program or have been evaluated at this level.

    Training is aimed at improving and developing skills in all four strokes as well as gaining an understanding of starts and turns.

    Attendance at practice will help swimmers gain confidence as they enter competitions and begin to set goals in the sport. Participation at meets is limited to regional meets with the emphasis on having a positive racing experience and enjoying the process of becoming a competitive swimmer.

  • White Swim Group

    Long-Term Athlete Development Stage: Learn to Train progressing to Train to Train 

    7.5 Hours in the pool + 2 .5 Hours dry land activities

    Swimmers in the white Swim Group are training in all four strokes with the objective of achieving a meet qualifying time.

    Each swimmer will set individual goals with the coach and the group will aim to qualify as many swimmers as possible for Provincials

    Attendance is important in this group in order to allow the swimmer to maximize his or her performance over the course of the season. Enjoyment of the sport is important at this level of development. The coach at this level is instilling the value of hard work along with the connection that results will bring with the work ethic.

  • Black Swim Group

    Long-Term Athlete Development Stage: Train to Compete (advanced)

    12 Hours in pool + 2 1/2 Hours dry land activities

    The swimmers are striving towards achieving progressively more challenging time standards at the Provincial, Championship, and Western Qualifying levels.

    The focus on stroke mechanics and skills will advance to a combination of learning and performing under stress.

    Practices are designed to encourage success and skill mastery. Once mastered, swimmers will progress to higher levels in the sport and will set new goals. Attendance is essential for the swimmer to achieve these goals and to meet the expectations of the group.

  • Silver Swim Group

    Long-Term Athlete Development Stage: Compete to Win 

    16 Hours in the pool + 5 Hours dryland activities

    This is Silver tide's premier competitive swim group.

    The Silver Swim group is focused on technical improvement of all four strokes with specialization within the Long Term Athletic Development (LTAD)model.

    Attendance is expected at all swim practices. Individual swimmers will identify personal goals with the Head Coach and be committed to achieving them. Many swimmers will be progressing toward Canadian Age Group Championships in late July. This group of swimmers enjoys the challenge of training and competing at the highest level possible. They have a common mission to improve themselves and in turn the team to produce the best results.