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Programs and Fees

ACES Programs

SNC Long Term Athlete Development Strategy

ACES programs are developed in keeping with Swimming Canada's Long Term Athlete Development Strategy (LTADS), focusing on training, conditioning and skill development appropriate to a young person's growth and maturity (not just age) while promoting a lifelong love of sport.

Swimmers compete against the clock, and therefore against themselves. In addition to achieving personal best times, Regional, Festival, Provincial standards and beyond help guide athletes in setting their goals and give opportunities to participate in increasingly challenging meets.

Click to view complete info on 2017/2018 ACES Programs, Practice Times and Fees

 


ACES 1-4 Programs

Liz & swimmerskickboardACES 1-4 programs are introductory or house league levels of swimming, geared toward swimmers 3 to 16 years of age who are new to swimming or just want to stay in shape. All groups are in the water two times per week. Groups are also introduced to dryland training.

Programs run September 18, 2017 to May 6, 2018.

ACES 1: Active Start is for swimmers 3 to 6 years of age.  The main goal of the program is to build self-confidence and positive self-esteem while teaching the fundamentals of swimming.  This group does not participate in swim meets.

ACES 2: Fundamentals is for swimmers aged 5 to 8 for females and 6 to 9 for males.  The main goals are to develop all four strokes, start some aerobic conditioning, work on coordination, and the basics of dryland training.  This group will compete in Aqua 7 league meets only.

ACES 3: Learn to Train is for 8 to 11 year old females and 9 to 12 year old males.  Swimmers will continue to work on all four strokes while improving technique, and start to work on core body strength and speed work.  This level will compete in Aqua 7 league meets and two Invitational meets.  

ACES 4: Train to Train is geared toward 11 to 14 year old females and 12 to 15 year old males. This group is perfect for the swimmer who doesn’t have a lot of time but still wants to improve in the sport of swimming.  This level will compete in Aqua 7 league meets and two Invitational meets.

 


 

Tillsonburg Programs

Tillsonburg programs are introductory or house league levels of swimming, geared toward swimmers 3 to 16 years of age who are new to swimming or just want to stay in shape. All groups are in the water two times per week.

Programs run September 19, 2017 to Dec 14, 2017 (Session 1) and Jan 8 2018 to May 4 (Session 2).

White: Fundamentals is for swimmers aged 5 to 8 for females and 6 to 9 for males.  The main goals are to develop all four strokes, start some aerobic conditioning, work on coordination.  This group may compete in Aqua 7 league meets.

Green: Learn to Train is for 8 to 11 year old females and 9 to 12 year old males.  Swimmers will continue to work on all four strokes while improving technique, and start to work on core body strength and speed work.  This level may compete in Aqua 7 league meets.  

Black: Train to Train is geared toward 11 to 14 year old females and 12 to 15 year old males. This group is perfect for the swimmer who doesn’t have a lot of time but still wants to improve in the sport of swimming.  This level may compete in Aqua 7 league meets.

 


ACES Rep. Programs

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ACES Rep. Programs allow our athletes to progress to the best of their abilities and compete at various levels from introductory to national level meets.  Proper technique in all four competitive strokes, starts, turns and streamlining skills are taught.  Swimmers practice three to six days per week, depending on level, plus dryland training at WRC (Bronze) and Personally Fit (Silver/Gold).  Programs run from September 18, 2017 to the end of June 2018.

Bronze: Members of the Bronze group are typically 10 years old and under, and train with a view to make Regional time standards.
LTADS: Learning to Train

Bronze 1: Members of the Bronze 1 group are typically 8-11 years old and train with a view to make Regional time standards.
LTADS: Learning to Train

Bronze 2: Members of the Bronze 2 group are typically 8-12 years old and train at a level consistent with achieving Regional standards.
LTADS: Learning to Train to Training to Compete

Silver 1: Members of the Silver 1 group are typically 12-15 years old and train at a level consistent with Regional and Provincial level athletes.
LTADS: Training to Train to Training to Compete

Silver 2: Members of the Silver 2 group are typically 13 years old and over and train at a level consistent with Provincial level athletes.
LTADS: Training to Train and Training to Compete

Gold: Members of the Gold group are typically 15 years old or over and train at a level consistent with Provincial or National level athletes. 
LTADS: Training to Compete and Training to Win

 


Masters

This program is for mature swimmers, 18 years and older, who wish to swim for exercise & conditioning. All four strokes continue to be developed.  During the swim season participants may choose to compete at Masters meets as well.  

 


Para-Swimming and Special Olympics

Swimmers who have intellectual or physical disabilities are fully integrated into ACES programs.  Para-swimmers compete together at meets from Aqua 7 to national level.  The Wilmot Aquatic ACES proudly support para-sports, and were honoured to have had 2012 Paralympian Michael Heath on our team.

In addition to para-swimming, the ACES are proud to support Special Olympics Ontario through coaching and training Special Olympians and hosting Special Olympic swim meets.

 


Triathlon

Leading up to the annual Triathlon hosted by the ACES in June, we will once again be offering triathlon training to teach the basics of the sport to young athletes ages 3 to 14 beginning in May 2018.  Please watch our website for more information on this exciting event.

 


For more information about the ACES or to register online with the club:
                •  register online (coming soon), or
                •  email our club registrar at membership@acesswim.ca

Please note that our club has open registration for the entire season.  New swimmers are welcome anytime!