This new program is based on strong research and follows the Long-Term Athlete Development Model which has proven benefits for athletes lifelong wellness, and is the organizational paradigm of Canadian sport.  

Please find below a series of slides that outline NYAC's new structure. The LTAD encourages lifelong physical activity for everyone at all levels and provides an effective route for athletes to pursue excellence at the national and international levels of competition.  With this new structure:

  • the separation by age group allows coaches to tailor the program to reach swimmers more effectively based on their ability learn and train.
  • a swimmer’s social environment is improved, and this is important for the well-being of the athlete as well as keeping swimmers engaged and building pride and team spirit.
  • increased exposure for more groups to train at TPASC, the top training facility in the country inspiring greatness in our athletes.