This is a skills development group for swimmers registered in a BCSSA (summer club) team. An athlete need not be able to swim to enter this group.
Aquatykes Coach: tba
Provincial development group
In this exciting new group we welcome first-time year round swimmers from the BCSSA (summer league). Swimmers in this group learn all of the foundational skills for them to begin on the pathway to Provincial, National, university varsity, and ideally to an International level of competition and performance. Daily practice includes technical development of all 4 strokes, individual medley, and all distances from 50 meter sprint trough 1500 meter distance. The swimmers will compete in regional competition across the lower mainland.
Provincial Coach: tba
From the Silver group, athletes move into this group. Athletes in this group are usually at least 10 years old and have completed the Silver Group move-up skills list. This group is exposed to training for the first time while trying to prepare for the 200 Freestyle and 200 Individual Medley races. Competing at swim meets is highly encouraged at a rate of about once per month.
Gold Group Coach: Cathy Coach
Pre Senior Group
Minimum age for entry into this group is 11 years old. Athletes entering this group must display a desire to begin training on a more committed basis. Competition at swim meets is expected in this group. Training takes precedence over technique work for the first time in the athlete?s development. Athletes in this group train for the 200 Individual Medley and 500 Freestyles.
Pre Senior Group Coach: Steve Steverson
Minimum age for entry into this group is 12 (girls) or 13 (boys). Athletes entering the Senior group must display a strong desire to perform at the highest level they are capable of. Training is geared towards individual talents, although a strong aerobic endurance factor is present. Athletes in the Senior group are directed towards making their California-Nevada Sectional Time Standards. Minimum training sets include:
30x100 @ 1:15
High Performance Group Coach: Michelle Ohno
Minimum criteria for entry is (1) National time standard and a desire to be competitive on a National level. This group focuses on qualifying for Olympic Trials every 4 years. Minimum training sets for entry include:
30x100 @ 1:10
4X200IM @ 2:45
National Group Coach: Michelle Ohno