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Swim Programs

Swim Programs

Whitby Dolphin's offers Pre-Competitive and Competitive programs.  

Each program and requirements are outlines below:

Pre-Competitive Program

The Whitby Dolphins Pre-Competitive Program is broken down into two levels Swim Skill 1 & 2.

SWIM SKILLS 1

  • Instructor/Swimmer ratio is 1 – 8
  • This progressive program teaches swimmers important competitive swim skills, and focuses on skill progressions: butterfly, breaststroke, backstroke, freestyle, starts and turns. Swimmers learn to put together whole skill-sets, one step at a time.  Focus is on building stamina and improving technique.
  • Specifically designed for swimmers aged 6-9 who have completed Red Cross level 6 and/or have been assessed by one of our coaches for entry to the program.
  • One 45-minute class per week (12 classes per session)

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Classes and time slots subject to changed based upon enrollment.

SWIM SKILLS 2

  •  Instructor/Swimmer ratio is 1 – 8
  • This progressive program teaches swimmers important competitive swim skills, and focuses on skill progressions and building stamina: butterfly, breaststroke, backstroke, freestyle, starts and turns. Swimmers learn to put together whole skill-sets, one step at a time.
  • Swimmers will also improve on turns, dives and learn the competitive swimming rules.
  • This program is geared to the swimmers’ progression to the Whitby Dolphins Competitive Novice group.
  • Specifically designed for the more advanced pre competitive swimmer who is 6-10yrs old, completed Red Cross level 6 and/or have been assessed by one of our coaches for entry to the program. Swimmers must demonstrate basic breaststroke and butterfly technique and be proficient in freestyle and backstroke.
  • Two 45 minute classes per week (24 classes per session).

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Classes and time slots subject to changed based upon enrollment.

 

Competitive Program

  • Swimmers pursue swimming excellence with a focus on technique, fitness and love of the sport.
  • Competitive programs are wide-ranging from entry-level to national level.  
  • Our competitive levels are structured in an effort to follow Swimming Canada’s “Long Term Athletic Development” (LTAD).  
  • Our goal is to develop technique and endurance in all competitive events for their age group.
  • Request a 2018-19 Registration Package via email

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COMPETITIVE SWIM PROGRAM LEVELS

  • To ensure consistency in coaching, goal setting and training schedules, group assignments at the time of registration will remain for the entire season.
  • Attaining the criteria below does not guarantee group placement. The coaching staff and the Board reserve the right to place swimmers in groups based on overall skill level, competitive experience, maturity, readiness for the next level, training intensity and size of groups.

GROUP STRUCTURE

NATIONAL

  • Swimmers are in Grade 10 and above and have attained multiple Provincial times in their age group.  Committed to attaining AGN times.

  • Must attend all meets and practices (95%) and are committed to intensive training.  Training camps are mandatory. 

  • 14.25 hours in water, 2.5 hours dryland + 2 hours independent dryland per week.

SENIOR GOLD (LIMIT 15 SWIMMERS)

  • Swimmers are in Grade 9 or above and have attained multiple Central Region times in their age group and are committed to attaining Provincial times.

  • Must attend all meets and practices (95%) and are fully committed to intensive training.

  • 12.75 hours in water, 2.5 hours dryland + 2 hours independent dryland per week.

SENIOR BLUE (LIMIT 15 SWIMMERS)

  • Swimmers are in Grade 9 or above and are committed to attaining multiple Central Region times.

  • Must attend all meets and practices (90%) and are committed to working hard. 

  • 8.5 hours in water, 2.0 hours dryland

JUNIOR GOLD (LIMIT 15 SWIMMERS)

  • Swimmers are in Grade 7 & 8 and have attained multiple Central Region times in their age group and are committed to attaining Festival times.

  • Must attend all meets and practices (90%) and are committed to working hard.  

  • 8.25 hours in water, 1.75 hours dryland

JUNIOR BLUE (LIMIT 30 SWIMMERS)

  • Swimmers are in Grades 6-8 and are committed to attaining Central Region times. Training focusses on the strength, endurance and technique required to move to more intense training and distance events. 

  • Must maintain an 80% attendance and attend the majority of meets.

  • 6.75 hours in water, 0.5 hours dryland.

NOVICE GOLD (LIMIT 30 SWIMMERS)

  • Swimmers are in Grades 5-6 and are developing well and are on track to progress to Junior. Training is more intense and continues to build on endurance, technique and strength. 

  • 5.25 hours in water

NOVICE BLUE (LIMIT 30 SWIMMERS)

  • Swimmers are in Grades 5 and below and have graduated from the Swim Skills program or have been assessed by the coaches at tryouts. Training focuses on building endurance and technique.

  • 3 hours in water

UNIVERSITY

  • Swimmers are registered in a Varsity swim program.  Training occurs with our National or Senior Gold groups during school breaks.