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Club Standards

TEEN squad:

  • -  Long Term Athlete Development Stage: Active for life

  • -  Ages 13 to 18 years (must turn 13 by December 31st of the fall registration date)

  • -  Interested in balancing other sports and are less competitive in swimming

  • -  Focus on improving fitness level and technique with option to compete

  • -  Might be future swim instructors, so technique skills and drills are important

  • -  Ex swimmers familiar with all competitive strokes, turns and dives

  • -  Swimmers who want to be active for life through lifelong participation in physical activity

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  • SILVERTIPS:

  • -  Long Term Athlete Development Stage: Train to Compete

  • -  Ages 13 years old and up

  • -  Achieved a Swim BC AAA or Swim Canada National time standard or higher

  • -  Commit to all practices, dryland, and organized cross training activities

  • -  Willingness to learn new skills and to improve on previous learnt skills and techniques

  • -  Highly motivated athlete who likes to be challenged

  • -  Enjoy swimming to a higher level each day/practice

  • -  Able to maintain the established pace intervals with the rest of the training squad

  • -  Able to maintain 8 or more fast fly kicks off each wall during practice

  • -  Committed to compete at Provincials and other qualifying swim meets

  • -  Responsible, respectful and willing to learn and make changes and improvements to technique

  • -  To remain in this squad without a qualifying time (at the end of the season), swimmer needs to

    have demonstrated a whole year commitment with good attitude and attendance

  • -  Attendance 90% or higher during the season

  • -  To be considered to get to Silvertips swimmer must be able to maintain good technique and:

o Have attendance from previous squad equal 85% or higher
o Have official time for all long and middle distance events
o Must be able to streamline, glide and perform 6 fly kicks off the walls during practice

o Have Swim BC Tier 2 time standard for their age category or National time standards
o Recommended move up to the next squad from their coach and discussed and agreed with head coach

 

KODIAKS 2:

  • -  Long Term Athlete Development Stage: Train to Train

  • -  Ages 11-12 years old and up

  • -  Achieved a Swim BC AAA time standard

  • -  Highly motivated athlete who likes to be challenged

  • -  Enjoy swimming to a higher level each day/practice

  • -  Able to maintain 6 or more fly kicks during practice and work on improving speed off the walls

  • -  Able to maintain the established pace intervals with the rest of the training squad

  • -  Attend 85-90% of practices or more

  • -  Committed to compete at Provincials and other qualifying swim meets

  • -  Commit to other dryland and organized cross training activities

  • -  Willingness to learn new skills and to improve on previous learnt skills and techniques

  • -  To remain in this squad without qualifying time (at the end of the season) swimmer needs to

    have demonstrated a whole year commitment with good attitude

  • -  To be considered to get to Kodiaks 2 swimmer must be able to maintain good technique and:

o Have attendance from previous squad equal 80% or higher
o Have official time for all long and middle distance events (lack of 1500 Free and 200 Fly can be considered)
o Must be able to streamline, glide and perform 6 fly kicks off the walls during practice o Have Swim BC Tier 2 time standard for their age category
o Recommended move up to the next squad from their coach and discussed and agreed with head coach

KODIAKS 1:

  • -  Long Term Athlete Development Stage: Train to Train

  • -  Ages 11-12 years old and up

  • -  Achieved a Swim BC AA time standard

  • -  Committed to compete at Provincials or other Invitational swim meet during the year

  • -  Highly motivated athlete who likes to be challenged

  • -  Commit to other dryland and organized cross training activities

  • -  Enjoy swimming on higher level each day/practice

  • -  Able to maintain 6 or more fly kicks during practice and work on improving speed off the walls

  • -  Able to maintain the established pace intervals with the rest of the training squad

  • -  Attend 80- 85% of practices or more

  • -  Willingness to learn new skills and to improve on previous learnt skills and techniques

  • -  To be considered to get to Kodiaks 1 swimmer must be able to maintain good technique and:

o Have attendance from previous squad equal 75% or higher
o Have official time for all long and middle distance events (except 1500 Free, 400 IM and

200 Fly)
o Must be able to streamline, glide and perform 6 fly kicks off the walls during practice o Have Swim BC AA time standard for their age category
o Recommended move up to the next squad from their coach and discussed and agreed with head coach

POLAR BEARS:

  • -  Long Term Athlete Development Stage: Learn to Train

  • -  Ages 11 years old and up

  • -  Familiar with all competitive swim strokes, turns and dives

  • -  Willingness to continue learning new skills and improve technique

  • -  Attend 75- 80% of practices or more

  • -  Attendance will be considered for placement in the squads for the future

  • -  Extend under water fly kicks each wall (push off+ glide+ 6 fly kicks by the end of the season)

  • -  Compete in: 400 IM, 800 Free during the season and all other strokes events

  • -  Committed to compete at Yukon swim meets, time trials and one outside Yukon Invitational

    swim meet

  • -  To be considered to get to Polar Bears swimmer must be able to maintain good technique and:

o Complete 400m or 800m Free event with knowledge of race strategy and holding good technique and no breath on the first stroke off the walls

o Complete 200m Free, 200m Back, 200m Breast and 200m IM events with good turns and dive technique

o Complete 50m Fly holding good rhythm and strong kick during the race with good turns o Must be able to streamline, glide and perform 5 fly kicks off the walls during practice
o Must know basic swimming rules for each event
o Recommended move up to the next squad from their coach and discussed and agreed with head coach

BLACK BEARS:

  • -  Long Term Athlete Development Stage: Learn to Train

  • -  Ages 9-10 years and up

  • -  Continue to work and develop all strokes and skills

  • -  Continue to work on strong kick with good body position

  • -  Maintain strong kick in every stroke

  • -  Work on turns and dives

  • -  Extend under water fly kicks each wall (push off+ glide+ 5 fly kicks by the end of the season)

  • -  Committed to compete at Yukon swim meets and time trials

  • -  Recommend to compete in one outside invitational swim meet

  • -  To be considered to get to BB2 squad swimmer must be able to maintain good technique and:

o Complete 400m Free at one of the swim meets
o Complete 200’s: IM, Back, Breast at one of the swim meets
o Complete 50m Fly with good technique
o Complete 400m kick without a board in different positions
o Must be able to streamline, glide and perform 4 fly kicks off the walls during practice o Recommended move up to the next squad from their coach and discussed and agreed with head coach

 

BROWN BEARS:

  • -  Long Term Athlete Development Stage: FUNdamental

  • -  Ages 8 years and up

  • -  Work and develop a strong kick in every stroke with focus on good body position

  • -  Continue to work and refine Freestyle and Backstroke

  • -  Work on turns and dives

  • -  Develop and learn new skills for Fly (swimmers must be able to kick with good rhythm with hips breaking the surface before adding arms movements)

  • -  Develop and learn new skills for Breaststroke (swimmers must be able to maintain narrow kick

    on their back and their front being simultaneous)

  • -  Good streamline off the walls and work on small and fast under water fly kicks (aim for 4 kicks)

  • -  Continue jumps off the bottom, but add rotation while kicking on way up (like off each turn)

  • -  To be considered to get to Brown Bears 1 swimmer must be able to maintain good technique

    and:

o Complete 100 Free, 100 Back, 50 Breast at WGB time trials
o Must be able to kick: 200 Free, 200 Back with minimum use of board and 50 Fly on back and 100 Fly on front on board with good rhythm and hips breaking the surface
o Needs to know basic rules for turns and dives in swimming
o Must be able streamline and glide and to maintain 2-3 fly kicks off each wall during practice
o Must know the basic swimming rules for each stroke, turns and dives
o Recommended move up to the next squad from their coach and discussed and agreed with head coach

CUBS 2:

  • -  Long Term Athlete Development Stage: FUNdamental

  • -  Ages 8 years and up

  • -  Focus on developing strong flutter kick on front and back

  • -  Learning freestyle and backstroke

  • -  Continue to learn Breast kick and learn full stroke Breast

  • -  Introduce fly kick and focus on rhythm and hips breaking the surface

  • -  Learning to streamline off the walls, focus on glide and 2-3 fly kicks

  • -  Continue with floating and good body position

  • -  Develop kick without always using the kickboard

  • -  introduce jumps with streamline off the bottom

  • -  Compete at Yukon swim meets and time trials during the season

  • -  To be considered to get to Cubs 3 or Cubs 4 swimmer must be able to maintain good technique

    and:

o Must be able to complete 100m Freestyle kick and 100m Backstroke kick
o Must be able to swim 50m Free and 50m Back
o Must be able to kick 25m Breast with narrow kick on their back and their front being

simultaneous
o Must be able to streamline, glide and perform 2-3 fly kicks off the walls during practice o Recommended move up to the next squad from their coach and discussed and agreed

with head coach

CUBS 2:

  • -  Long Term Athlete Development Stage: FUNdamental

  • -  Ages 7 years and up

  • -  Focus on developing strong flutter kick on front and back

  • -  Learning freestyle and backstroke

  • -  Learning Breastroke kick

  • -  Learning to streamline off the walls, focus on glide and if ready add 2-3 fly kicks

  • -  Continue with floating and good body position

  • -  Develop kick without always using the kickboard

  • -  introduce jumps with streamline off the bottom

  • -  Compete at Yukon swim meets and time trials during the season

  • -  To be considered to get to Cubs 1 or Cubs 2 swimmer must be able to maintain good technique

    and:

o Perform 50m Free kick and 50m Back kick with confident without fins
o Show basic Freestyle catch up with strong kick and good breathing patterns
o Show basic Backstroke drills holding good body position and strong kick
o Be able to push off the wall and glide, with attention to being stable and tight under

water, with a body position showing control
o Recommended move up to the next squad from their coach and discussed and agreed

with head coach

TEDDY BEARS:

  • -  Long Term Athlete Development Stage: Active Start

  • -  Ages 6 years and up

  • -  Focus on good body position and strong kick with a lot of fun swimming activities

  • -  Swimmers must be able to put head in the water, exhale under water and get to the bottom of

    the pool (to pick up some objects)

  • -  Work on floating i.e. mushroom to starfish to straight flat, to streamlined and mushroom again

    while being able to sink to the bottom of the pool while exhaling under water

  • -  Being able to push off the wall and glide, with attention to being stable and tight under water,

    with a body position showing control

  • -  Should be able to demonstrate that swimmers can kick in different body positions

  • -  Introduction to freestyle catch up (arm straight)

  • -  Introduction to simple backstroke drills if swimmer is able to balance in the water

  • -  Introduce lots of fun jumps with focus on entry to the water with no splash, one point entry with toes pointed (pencil jump)

  • -  Introduce fun splashing jumps

  • -  Swimmer should like the water, feel comfortable and be happy in the water

  • -  Swimmers will learn and should be able to do somersault in the water by the end of the season

  • -  Half way in the season swimmer should be able to maintain strong Freestyle and Backstroke kick for entire 50m without fins (can use a board)

  • -  By the end of the season swimmer should be able to swim 25m or 50m simple Freestyle catch

    up and Backstroke holding strong kick and good body position