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Squads

The Dartmouth Crusaders have one pre-competitive program and five training squads that provide an introduction to and natural development through the sport of competitive swimming. The Crusaders follow the Long Term Athlete Development model developed by Swimming Canada. 

The swim season begins in September and runs through to June or into July and August, depending on your swimmer’s level of competition. 

To join the Crusaders the first step is to contact the club our Head Coach, Michelle, Wilson and arrange a screening session. Your swimmer’s skills will be assessed and squad placement determined.

Progression from one squad to the next is based on a coaching assessment of changes in skill, coordination, physical maturity, and day to day progress and measures in the practice sessions.