Train to Compete

Our Train to Compete program consists of our Junior Silver and Junior Gold groups.

Junior Silver

The Junior Silver program continues to build on stroke development, anaerobic training, goal setting, and calisthenics that were introduced and developed in the previous groups. This group also provides swimmers to participate in more swim meets, including those all across the province. Junior Silver swimmers are introduced to more sport-specific fitness with higher intensity and speed, as well as focused and refined goal setting. Swimmers in Junior Silver are expected to the demonstrate the drive and want to take steps to reach the next level of swimming including qualifying for regional meets and beyond. There is a heightened focus in this group on competitions; racing strategy and tactics are in coordination with competition skills development including race pace activities with starts, turns, and finishes. Athletes in this group are encouraged to participate in multiple sports (including competitive/rep) and develop their athletic abilities beyond the pool. This developmental group falls under Swim Canada’s Long-Term Athlete Development Plan ‘Train to Compete’ category. This group trains five (5) times a week for 1.5 – 2 hours.

Junior Gold

The Junior Gold program continues to build on stroke development, anaerobic training, goal setting, calisthenics, and competition development that were introduced and developed in the previous groups.  Junior Gold swimmers are encouraged to attend multiple swim meets each year, but they are not mandatory. The group continues development of mental strategies for competitions and maintains a high fitness level through a mix of anaerobic and aerobic training. In addition, this group sharpens swimmers’ competitive skills through strategies and tactics of training, racing, and competing. Swimmers in Junior Gold are expected to the demonstrate the drive and want to take steps to the reach the next level of swimming including qualifying for provincial meets and beyond.  Athletes in this group are encouraged to participate in multiple sports (house league and high school) and develop their athletic abilities beyond the pool. This developmental group falls under Swim Canada’s Long-Term Athlete Development Plan ‘Train to Compete’ category. This group trains six (6) times a week for 1.5 – 2 hours.

 

The program starts on September 16, 2019, and ends June 5, 2020. 

 

Registration package for the 2019/2020 season includes information about practice locations & times, pricing & fee schedule and fee break downs.

Click here for the Junior Silver Registration Package

Click here to register for Junior Silver.

Click here for the Junior Gold Registration Package

Click here to register for Junior Gold.

 

Please note that you need to follow the monthly calendars to be aware of practice changes, this document is only a tentative schedule.