Toronto Swim Club Program

2022-2023 Group Descriptions

Toronto Swim Club believes in the pursuit of excellence through the systematic development of skills, attitudes and training challenges.

● Swimmers are advanced through the programs once they are physically, mentally and emotionally ready to handle the challenge of the next level. Swimmers are required to acquire a set list of skills prior to any move.

● Demonstrates a respectful and positive attitude, embraces challenges, is coachable, responsible and a good teammate

● Every effort is made to ensure that no steps are skipped in the development process to ensure continued and long term success in the sport.

● The teaching and introduction of skills (and their progressions) are linked between groups so that coaches use the same terminology, similar drills and expectations.

● The club believes in creating well rounded swimmers who can compete in all 4 strokes.

● Kicking development is emphasized from the Academy levels and maintained through all the National, Senior, Junior and Youth programs.

● Swimmers are taught that success comes from hard work, dedication and learning from your experiences.

● Other objectives of the program include fostering such positive attitudes as self -reliance, discipline, confidence, respect and team pride; developing team unity and instilling a lifelong love of swimming.

● All changes in group placement must be agreed to by the coaches of the group the swimmer is departing from, and the group the swimmer is moving into, and must be approved by the Head Coach. 

Group Placement

Each TSC swimmer will be assigned to an appropriate group for the swim season. When determining the appropriate group for a swimmer, performance, commitment, capacity and skill development are the determining factors. The coaching staff purposefully tries to ensure that no steps are skipped in the skill development process. Assessments and evaluations with respect to any change in group placement will take place primarily in December and March. All changes in group placement must be agreed to by the coaches of the group the swimmer is departing from, and the group the swimmer is moving into, and must be approved by the Head Coach.  

Group Standards, Composition and Size
Consistent with our mission statement, group standards recognize swimmer performance, commitment, capacity and skill development, as well as the need to balance groups in terms of gender, size and age. Each year, the Head Coach revisits the group standards, composition and size for each TSC swim group and may adjust in the best interests of TSC.

**The Head Coach retains full discretion for all final group placement decisions**