Bronze 1

Coach: Wayne Zhang

Long Term Athlete Development Stage: LEARN TO TRAIN |TRAIN TO TRAIN

Parents Guide to Long Term Athlete Development


  • This squad consists of swimmers who are 11-12 years old and are Provincial, Festival and Central Region "B" Qualified qualified or above.
  • Swimmers in this squad will be striving towards Provincial Qualification


  • Be 11-12 years of age as of October 31, 2019
  • Be Provincial, Festival or Central Region "B" Qualified.
  • Have a high commitment to long term goals.
  • Be able to swim the 400 Free under 6:00 and the 200 I.M. under 3:15


  • Swimmers will arrive on deck 30 minutes before each practice for activation protocol.
  • Swimmers will have all required training equipment at every practice.
  • Swimmers will attend all scheduled practices to the best of their ability with a 90% expectation.
  • Swimmers will attend all scheduled competitions as outlined for the group.
  • Swimmers will conduct themselves with highest level of professionalism at all practices and swim meets.
  • Swimmers will represent the Markham Aquatic with pride by wearing required Team Wear at all meets without exception.

Training Schedule:

6 x week

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
AM         5:30 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.
Pan Am
5:30 a.m. - 7:00 a.m.
PM 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Pan Am
4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Pan Am
4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Pan Am
4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Pan Am
Dryland   6:15 p.m. - 7 p.m.        

*Pre-training Activation takes place15 Minutes before morning sessions and 30 minutes before all afternoon training sessions.