Discovery Festival

Coach: Hazem Sayed

Long Term Athlete Development Stage: FUNdamental | LEARN TO TRAIN

Parents Guide to Long Term Athlete Development


The aim of the Dicovery Festival is to educate swimmers about the correct training and competitive pathways, continue to develop drills, stroke technique, starts and turns. The training environment remains fun, however a greater emphasis is placed on competition, training correctly and discipline. Swimmers will be aiming to compete at local and regional level whilst aspiring to compete in their home . Swimmers who excel in this squad will progress to either the Bronze 1 or the Bronze 2 Group depending on competition performance and training commitment. Swimmers will understand that their performance will be directly related to their effort and commitment and will be expected to take more responsibility for their own training


  • Be 10 & Under .
  • Commitment to your own competition and training.
  • To swim all four strokes over all distances in training and competition.
  • Execute good technique and drills across all four strokes.
  • Complete 12 x 50 Kick on 1.10 Perform 200 I.M. in under 3:30 and 200 Free under 3:00
  • Coaches discretion on based on talent identification and long term potential.


  • Swimmers will arrive on deck 15 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.


Kickboard, Alignment Kickboard, Pullbouy, Fins, FINIS Agility Paddles, Finger Paddles, 2 x Drinks Bottles, Snorkel, Mac Cap, Goggles, Costume, Skipping Rope, Band, Mesh Bag, Land Training Mat

Training Schedule:

4 x week, 6 Hours

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
AM 5:30 a.m. - 7 a.m.
PM   4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
  5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.

*Pre-training Activation takes place15 Minutes before each session