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Athlete Training Program

Training programs are designed for individually for swimmers keeping their age, ability and desires in mind. As these factors change, so does the program. A swimmer’s capacity for training time and competitive expectations increases gradually as he/she develops. This capacity will vary widely in any group of athletes, and predicting the full potential of any swimmer is not possible. The program challenges swimmers to gradually increase training expectations and set realistic goals. This allows for the smoothest progression toward a swimmer's full potential.

Training is provided through four levels. Movement through levels is based primarily on coaching recommendations. Any questions or concerns parents have regarding their swimmers’ training should be directed to their coach as this is the person who is familiar with the athletes’ skills and training. Members of the coaching staff are willing to speak with parents. By using this method of communication confusion and frustration is reduced.

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Programme de formation des athlètes

Les programmes d'entraînement sont conçus individuellement pour les nageurs en gardant à l'esprit leur âge, leurs capacités et leurs désirs. À mesure que ces facteurs changent, le programme change aussi. La capacité d'un nageur à s'entraîner et ses attentes en matière de compétition augmentent graduellement au fur et à mesure qu'il se développe. Cette capacité variera grandement dans n'importe quel groupe d'athlètes, et il n'est pas possible de prédire le plein potentiel de tout nageur. Le programme met au défi les nageurs d'augmenter progressivement les attentes en matière de formation et de se fixer des objectifs réalistes. Cela permet la progression graduelle vers le plein potentiel d'un nageur.

La formation est fournie à travers quatre niveaux. Le mouvement à travers les niveaux est basé principalement sur les recommandations d'entraînement. Toutes les questions ou inquiétudes des parents concernant la formation de leurs nageurs devraient être adressées à leur entraîneur car c'est la personne qui est familière avec les compétences et la formation des athlètes. Les membres du personnel d'entraîneurs sont disposés à parler avec les parents. En utilisant cette méthode de communication, la confusion et la frustration sont réduites.

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Training Levels

Competitive 1, 2 and 3: 

These are the introductory groups for competitive swimming where an emphasis is put on skill development and building basic endurance (both swimming and kicking).
Comp 1 will be the basics of freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke as well as all of the kicks, turns and starts
Comp 2 will be working on butterfly, building endurance in all strokes and learning medley turns. A greater emphasis on racing and learning how to race will be in this group
Comp 3 will be the last group before performance and age based movement. Here we want the kids to have 4 legal strokes, race in all 50’s plus a few 100’s and 200’s and the IM. The goal here is to reach for a B time and compete regularly when opportunities present themselves

Junior 1, 2 and 3: 

In Junior we are now into age and speed based movement between groups. Swimmers at this level have all the competitive skills needed to race and are now working on race tactics, stroke technique for faster swimming, endurance and refining turns and starts.

Junior 1: In this group you need to be 12 years old and have the skills required from Comp OR have 1 B time if younger. The focus is to expand our racing into the longer events of 200 and 400m and work on race tactics and skills. 
Junior 2: In this group you need to be in high school OR have 1 B time if younger. This group will have an average age that is older than that of Junior 1 and developmentally they will be in the stage of puberty. The goal is the same as Junior 1 as well as reach for some higher standards into A and AA.
Junior 3: In this group you need to have one AA standard or Nova Scotia Provincials. The focus here is on building racing skills and reaching for higher standards as well as general stroke and kick endurance. Here we want well rounded swimmers who compete in all events at least once per year.

Senior 1 and 2:

All swimmers in Senior will be in high school. Swimmers at this level have all of the skills and background knowledge about swimming necessary and are setting and working towards individual goals based on their needs and abilities.

Senior 1: In this group there is no standard to swim, however everyone must be in high school. This group offers a chance to work towards achieving more standards or a place where multisport athletes can have a more balanced schedule with their other sports.
Senior 2: In this group they will need 2 AA standards. Commitment to just 1 or 2 sports is required as training schedules are harder to balance. This group will compete in all events at least once per year and are expected to compete when the club opportunities are present.

National Development:

This group is focused solely on competing at a national and provincial level. The standards to get in are 1 SNB Next Gen time and be in grade 10 or older...OR have a Canadian Junior Championship standard if younger. Training schedules are individualized, advanced technique work and racing tactics are the focus and all athletic abilities are worked. 


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Athlete Recognition

Annual Awards Presentation:

Each year at the year end party and AGM the coaching staff present awards to swimmers based on their performance throughout the year. These awards are presented at all training levels. In addition, each swimmer receives a certificate of participation for the season.

Competition Awards:

At most meets swimmers receive awards that are either ‘personal best time ribbons’ or awards for top finishes.

Graduating Swimmers:

All swimmers, who have been with the Club for a minimum of five years and are in their high school graduating year, OR a swimmer who is a member of CVAC in their graduating year and have been a competitive swimmer for at least 5 years will receive a gold ring with the CVAC logo and an achievement award.

NEW: Starting on the 2020-21 season, the following policy will apply for the CVAC ring:

  • 5 years or more – CVAC will cover 100% of the cost.
  • Under 5 years – 20% per year will be covered. Option to purchase during a swimmers grad year
  • must graduate and swim in graduating year.


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Reconnaissance des athlètes

Présentation annuelle des prix: Chaque année, lors de la fête de fin d'année et de l'AGA, le personnel d'entraîneurs remet des prix aux nageurs en fonction de leur performance tout au long de l'année. Ces prix sont présentés à tous les niveaux de formation. De plus, chaque nageur reçoit un certificat de participation pour la saison.

Récompenses du concours: Au cours de la plupart des compétitions, les nageurs reçoivent des récompenses qui sont soit des «meilleurs rubans personnels», soit des récompenses pour les meilleurs résultats.

Les nageurs diplômés:

Tous les nageurs qui sont membres du club depuis au moins cinq ans et qui terminent leurs études secondaires, OU les nageurs qui sont membres du CVAC dans leur dernière année d'études et qui sont nageurs compétitifs depuis au moins cinq ans. Les années recevront une bague en or avec le logo CVAC et un prix d'excellence.

NOUVEAU: À partir de la saison 2020-21, la politique suivante s'appliquera pour les bagues de CVAC:

  • 5 years or more – CVAC will cover 100% of the cost.
  • Under 5 years – 20% per year will be covered. Option to purchase during a swimmers grad year
  • must graduate and swim in graduating year.


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