High Performance (HP)


Swimmers in this group will be striving towards the highest levels of competition targeting Eastern Canadian Championships, Canadian Junior Championships, Canadian Championships and Canadian Trials Competitions.   

Coach: Chris Ellul, Head Coach

Long-Term Development Stage:  Train to Compete (targeting Compete to Win)

Overview  *current schedule/hours reflect COVID-19 interim phased-in return to swimming

  • 9 training sessions per week
  • 13.5* hours per week of water, activation and dryland training
  • Swimmers will work within a cyclical training framework focused on technique and continued development of training energy systems
  • Attendance is critical for long-term performance and improvement
  • Swimmers are expected to make the highest possible commitment to their swimming goals

Prerequisites

  • Swimmers will be at least 14 years of age
  • Swimmers should be provincially qualified
  • It is not a guarantee that if these pre-requisites are attained that a swimmer will be invited into the group; Coach's discretion and swimmer growth & development will be heavily weighted in the final decision
  • Head Coach will have final decisions on entry into this group

Schedule  *subject to change

During preparation for championship meets, training volume and frequency may be reduced.  Schedules will be provided during these times as necessary.

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
AM

TPASC

5:15-7:00 am

     

TPASC

5:15-7:00 am

TPASC

6:00-7:20 am

 
PM

TPASC

6:00-7:20 pm

Virtual

4:30-6:00 pm

TPASC

6:30-8:30 pm

TPASC

5:30-7:00 pm

Virtual

4:30-6:00 pm

 

Virtual

6:30-7:00 pm

Evaluation

During the season swimmers will be evaluated in the following areas:

Goal setting:

  • Specificity
  • Attainability
  • Accountability
  • Reliability
  • Coachability

Training:

  • Attendance
  • Attitude
  • Work ethic
  • Technique (video analysis)
  • Group Standards (Testing) and Stroke/Skill Criteria

Racing:

  • Race preparation
  • Strategic execution

Training Camps

Training Camps are an important part of a swimmer's long term development.  Camps allow the coach to have full control over the swimmer's daily training routine eliminating outside influences that can negatively affect a swimmer's training performance during regular training periods.  Camps will be planned to fit into the training framework and at times may result in swimmers missing school.  In most cases, every effort will be made to fit camps into scheduled school breaks.  Families should be prepared to participate in all planned training camps.  Notice will be given well in advance for any coach planned camps.

Equipment

Upon registraiton, each swimmer will receive a club t-shirt and swim cap which are mandatory for all swim practices and meets.  Swimmers will be required to have the following equipment at all sessions.  Please click here for additional information about equipment.

Water Equipment:

  • Fins
  • Training paddles
  • Snorkel
  • Kick board
  • Pull buoy

Activation, Dryland & Flexibility Equipment:

  • SCAR shirt
  • Shorts
  • Running/gym shoes (must be indoor only)
  • Skipping rope
  • Theraband
  • Water bottle (no glass allowed)