Silver Groups 

The Silver program has been split into 3 groups:  Silver Recreational, Silver Competitive and Silver Performance

Silver Recreational 

This program is designed for swimmers 12+ who enjoy the fitness aspect of swimming but have less interest in competition. 

Swimmers in this level will be eligible to compete in one sanctioned swim meet during the season.  However, they can upgrade their Swim Ontario registration throughout the season to participate in additional meets.  The fee to upgrade will be $100. 

 

  • Age 12 – 18 (at time of registration)

 

Practice

  • 45min to 1-hour practices twice a week 

 

Level Requirement(s):

  • New swimmers 12+ with limited competitive swimming experience should join this level to start.
  • Bronze level swimmers who have aged up to 12 years old (at time of registration) who do not wish progress in the Silver competitive level.

 

At the start of this level, returning swimmers will be able to:

  • Swim multiple lengths of Freestyle, Backstroke and Breaststroke with confidence.
  • Dive off of a starting block.
  • Perform flip turns and backstroke starts.
  • Attempt butterfly and dolphin kick.

 

Silver Competitive / Silver Performance

Our Silver group is meant for swimmers who are progressing well in the fundamentals of competitive swimming and are ready to take their training to the next level.  In this group, there is a higher level of commitment to training, as swimmers start focusing more on their performance development. 

The Silver Performance group has the same requirements as the Silver competitive group, with an extra day of practice.  Silver Performance is for swimmers who want to increase their training to develop quicker and improve their performance.

 

Our Silver group will have the opportunity to participate in 5 – 8 sanctioned competitions throughout the season.

 

  • Age 9+ (at the time of registration)

 

Practice:

 

  • Silver: 1 to 1.5 hour swim practices (3 times per week)

 

  • Silver Performance: 1 to 1.5 hour swim practices (4 times per week)

 

As per Swimming Canada's LTAD plan for Stage 2 (Fundamentals) and progressing towards Stage 3 (Learn to Train), it is recommended that swimmers at this level practice at least 3 times per week.

 

Level Requirement(s):

 

Swimmers Age 12+ (at the time of registration)

  • Are eligible provided they can swim all 4 strokes and dive off the block.
  • Swimmers 12+ may also elect to register in the Silver Recreational group.

 

Swimmers Under 12 (at the time of registration) must meet at least two of the requirements listed below:

  • Can swim a 50m Freestyle under 50s
  • Can swim 4 x 50m Freestyle, holding a 1:10
  • Can swim a 4 x 25 kick choice holding  50s
  • Swimmer times within 15s of a 100m E-Fest Time Standard for any stroke

 

At the start of the level, swimmers should be able to:

  • Swim Freestyle, Backstroke, Breaststroke and Butterfly using proper stroke technique.
  • Dive from the starting block, streamline off of walls and demonstrate different turns with proper technique.
  • Understanding of how to read the pace clock and training sets

 

Level Goal(s):

By the end of this level, swimmers will have:

  • Improved technique for Freestyle, Backstroke, Breaststroke and Butterfly.
  • Improved endurance and training habits leading to improved swimmer times.
  • Competent with reading pace clocks and training sets.