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Swim Groups

Welcome to our 2019/2020 season!

The Waveriders Swim Club offers training and practice groups for swimmers of all ages and ability levels. It is the goal of the Waveriders Swim Club to offer age specific training for all of our athletes geared towards challenging each individual and developing each individual to the best of THEIR abilities.

We have both Competitive and Pre-competitive programs:

A quick overview:
Pre-Competitive Program – This is an introduction to the competitive program in a friendly environment. Swimmers will work on the fundamentals of all strokes, starts and turns, with a fun format, introducing them to competitive swimming. There are four levels in this program.

Competitive Program  - In order to enter the competitive programs, you must have obtained or are nearing the 200IM standard of sub-4 minutes. Swimmer groups are chosen at the coach’s discretion.

* If you are uncertain what group your swimmer should be registered in, or if you would like to move your swimmer from Pre-competitive to Competitive please contact Coach Jeritt. *

*Please use the "Group Calendar" Tab to see the days and times of each swim group.*

Below is a description of each group and the requirements to enter them:

Pre-Competitive Groups:

Level 1 (formerly our Learn 2 Swim program)
 2 sessions offered: Session #1 Sept-Dec &  Session #2 Jan-Apr
 Each Session is 14-15 weeks long
 2 X 30 min swim/week
 New and young swimmers
 Must be comfortable in the deep end of the pool unattended
 Limitations on the number of swimmers under the age of 6 due to the pool requirement of having someone in the water with the swimmers.

Level 2
 30 weeks long
 Age range typically from 6-8 years
 Able to swim 25 meters freestyle with their head in the water, and 25 meters of backstroke

Level 3
 30 weeks
 Age typically range from 7-10 years
 Able to swim 200m free, 100 back, 50 breast and 25 fly
 They will be encouraged to attend small local meets

Level 4
 40 weeks
 Able to swim 300free, 200 back, 200IM, 100 breast and 50 fly
 Emphasis on proper stroke technique starts and turns.
 Swimmers close to the 200IM standard of sub-4 minutes will be encouraged to attend swim meets

Competitive Groups:

Bronze
 Swims 40 weeks
 Swimmers are encouraged to attend competitive swim meets
 Must have obtained or nearing the 200IM standard of sub-4 minutes
 First introduction into morning swim practices

Silver
 40 weeks
 Swimmers are committed to the sport of swimming
 Are preparing to compete at championship meets
 Endurance and technique focused

Gold
 40 weeks
 Fully committed to competitive swimming and a high attendance and participation is expected
 Training to compete at Provincial meets
 Dry-land training
 Mandatory parent participation in all fund-raising activities

Platinum
 40 weeks
 This program is for intensive training and high level of performance
 Higher commitment to quality training is required
 Qualified for Provincial or higher swim meets
 Program is structured to help swimmers deal with pressure
 Mandatory parent participation in all fund-raising activities

 

Dryland/Yoga
 Dryland sessions offered weekly from Sept until the end of June
    o Focuses on strength training & endurance building
 Club only yoga sessions offered weekly (Thursday’s) from Sept to May
    o Focuses on strength, body awareness, ease of movement, recovery, injury prevention           and the mental game
 Open to all swimmers, but must be committed and focused


 

Please send us an email at quesnelwaveriders@gmail.com to request more information.