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I-CAN-SWIM Program

Overview

This progressive 3-Stage program teaches swimmers 54 important swimming skills, and focuses on seven major skill progressions: butterfly, breaststroke, backstroke, freestyle, water safety, entries and turns. Swimmers learn to put together whole skill-sets, one step at a time.

Mondays 3:00pm – 4:00pm training time

Fall session  Sep 18 - Nov 27         Winter session   Dec 4 - Dec 18 & Jan 8 - Feb 19       Spring session Feb 26 - April 30  

OR  

Wednesday 3:00pm  - 4:00pm  training time

Fall session  Sep 20 - Nov 29         Winter session   Dec 6 - Dec 20 & Jan 10 - Feb 21       Spring session Feb 28 - May 2  

$150 per session

Stage 1

Requirement: ability to swim 25m unaided.  Introduction to the 4 Competitive Strokes and Turns

Establishes a sound basis for the future acquisition of swimming skills. Children develop the fundamentals of swimming while learning to be comfortable and relaxed in the water.

  • Entry and immersion
  • Buoyancy and floatation
  • Submersion and breath control
  • Safe movement in the water
  • Propulsion through the water

Stage 2

Focus is on FUNdamentals. 

Focuses on basic movements and orientation ability needed for swimming skills like arm action, sculling and breathing.

  • Streamlining – propulsion
  • Basic Strokes – freestyle, backstroke, introduction to breaststroke, basic dolphin movement
  • Specific skills – submersion, underwater push-offs, treading water, introduction to diving skills

Stage 3

Focus is on FUNdamentals. 

Focuses on improving reaction/rhythm and increasing endurance for all four strokes. Advanced dives and basic starts and turns are also covered. When swimmers complete Stage 3, they have learned to swim well.

  • Major focus – breathing and stroke timing
  • Stroke Improvement – free, back, breast, fly
  • Introduction to turn skills
  • Advanced diving skills
  • Building endurance

 Stage 4

Focus is on FASTER (and Fun of course!)

required Coach Healey recommendation as training time in the pool increases

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4pm-5pm

Requirement:  Striving in all 4 strokes, turns, and starts. Ability to swim 100 and up to 200m races.  Focus still on FUNdamentals.  May be attempting their 200 IM in workout.  Required to swim at least one regional Jamboree Meet.

Stroke drills, endurance building and goal setting give swimmers the knowledge and confidence to swim efficiently and FAST. Focus is on skill refinement and stroke enhancement.

JAMBOREE Coach Healey recommendation.

3 x 1 hour per week

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4pm-5pm    AND

either Fridays 4pm-5pm OR Saturday 8am-9am

Focus is on proficiency of all swimming skills (I.M. Based) building endurance and continue the development of activation and flexibility routines.  Introduce mental skills of goal setting and visualization.  Intended to prepare swimmers for multiple Jamboree competitions with the goal of obtaining a sub 4-minute 200IM time at which time athlete will move to Competitive 3.  Focus still on FUNdamentals

Competitive 3

Training 3 times/week: With Coach consultation based on lane space:

Requirements: Sub 4 minute 200 IM time

Swimmers in this group are committed and are striving for personal best times at competitions and/or Provincial Level 1 meets.  Focus is on developing all swim skills with speed as well as endurance, while maintaining the activation and flexibility routines .   Expected to commit to most regional meets throughout the season. 

Optional to participate in the dryland strength and flexibility program - TBA and will have an additional cost

Competitive 5

Training 5 times/week

Swimmers in this group have achieved or are striving for Provincial/National standards.  Athletes in this program are committed and want to excel in competitions.  Focus is on mastery and refinement of swimming skills with speed as well as endurance.  Developing autonomy, input and individual responsibility regarding swim program.   Expected to commit to most meets throughout the season. 

Expected to participate in the dryland strength and flexibility program - TBA and will have an additional cost

Competitive 8

Training 8 times/week: 

Swimmers in this group have achieved or are striving for Provincial/National standards.  Athletes in this program are committed and want to excel in competitions.  Focus is on mastery and refinement of swimming skills with speed as well as endurance.  Developing autonomy, input and individual responsibility regarding swim program.   Expected to commit to most meets throughout the season. 

Expected to participate in the dryland strength and flexibility program - TBA and will have an additional cost