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Tier 1

Tier 1  

Overview: Tier 1 is for athletes over the age of 13 who have graduated from our Tier 2 program and show a desire to achieve a time standard in their age group. These groups are for those swimmers who are presently at the train to compete level of the LTAD model established by Swimming Canada.

They desire to excel in their efforts and are expected to be dedicated to achieve their maximum potential. Athletes will learn how to master training efficiently and effectively on a consistent basis.

Our objective for swimmers in this group is to excel at the regional, provincial and national level. Race strategies and tactics will be improved upon both in practice and in competition. 

Pre-requisites:**

"Equivalent of former {Swim BC "A"}/TI/TII" Time standards for their Age Group.

Minimum age: 13

Coaches assessment

** Please note that the Pre-requisites are for reference only; swimmers will be put into the appropriate group following their assessment.

Swimmers' Commitment and Goals:

  1. Attend a minimum of 85% of the practices.  
  2. Aim for "TI/TII", "Westerns" or "Jr/Sr Nationals" standards in your age group.
  3. Attend as many swim meets and social events as possible on your schedule.  
  4. Commit at the beginning of the season to attend all VKSC hosted meets and Championship meets you qualify or are eligible for. 
  5. Show a desire to train and compete, to set personal and team goals, and to consistently improve.
  6.  Have fun!

Parents’ Commitment: 

  1. Arrange to have your swimmer attend all practices and as many of the other offered camps and events as possible.  You are highly encouraged to initiate carpooling with other parents in the group or similar group schedule at this stage.
  2. Stay informed by reading and responding to:emails, website, bulletin board.  Communicate with your swimmer’s coach on a regular basis via email, post-practice chat, or scheduled meetings.
  3. Parent Participation.  Assist with volunteering/officiating at meets and further your Officials qualifications per the club volunteer policy.  Get involved with other events through the year.

Team Gear and Equipment Requirements
Tier 1 - 2 pairs goggles, 2 VKSC team caps, VKSC team racing suit, snorkel, fins, kick board, mesh bag, VKSC team t-shirt, pull buoy, pull band (Finis ankle strap), hand paddles, VKSC parka or hoodie, tempo trainer, water bottle (very important)

Swim schedule and fees are posted under the Resources tab on the website homepage.