National Development

The swimmers in the National Development Group at PSW are working towards finishing up their age group swimming career and achieving all their goals before they take the next steps in life after high school.  Swimmers in this group are age 14 to 18, with post secondary swimmers as well, and have goals of achieving their Canadian Junior Championship and National Senior standards, and being selected for specific Swim BC and Swim Canada teams throughout the season. The swimmers in this group are some of the top swimmers in the province and in the country, and show dedication, motivation and focus. 

Swimmers in this group are continuing to develop their technical and tactical skills, with a large focus being on training to perform at peek meets throughout the season. Attendance at all training times and a commitment to the full meet schedule is mandatory at this level, along with being able to manage school commitments without significant and ongoing misses to the training program. Dedication, commitment, consistent work ethic, and a desire to excel are all traits that will help swimmers to be successful at this level of sport. There is a focus at this level of developing a complete athlete, where swimmers, when they exit the program, have the ability and knowledge needed to excel in all areas of their life. Communication with the Head Coach is mandatory for all issues. Failure to meet this group's requirements will result in re-evalutation by the Head Coach of the swimmer's position in this program. Entry into this program requires over 75% attendance in the previous year and Western Championship qualified in at least one event.

 

 

Western Development

The swimmers in the Western Development Group at PSW are working towards finishing up their age group swimming career and achieving all their goals before they take the next steps in life after high school.  Swimmers in this group are age 14 to 18 and have goals of achieving their Western Canadian Championship standards.

Swimmers in this group are continuing to develop their technical and tactical skills, with a large focus being on training to perform at peek meets throughout the season. Attendance at all training times and a commitment to the full meet schedule is mandatory at this level, along with being able to manage school commitments without significant and ongoing misses to the training program. Dedication, commitment, consistent work ethic, and a desire to excel are all traits that will help swimmers to be successful at this level of sport. There is a focus at this level of developing a complete athlete, where swimmers, when they exit the program, have the ability and knowledge needed to excel in all areas of their life. Communication with the Head Coach is mandatory for all issues. Failure to meet this group's requirements will result in re-evalutation by the Head Coach of the swimmer's position in this program. Entry into this program requires over 75% attendance in the previous year and BC Championship qualified in at least one event.

 

 

Provincial Development

 

The swimmers in the Provincial Development Group at PSW are working towards finishing up their age group swimming career and achieving all their goals before they take the next steps in life after high school.  Swimmers in this group are age 14 to 18 and have goals of achieving their achieving various levels of Provincial to National level competition.

Swimmers in this group are continuing to develop their technical and tactical skills. This program is designed for multi-sport athletes or those swimmers who need a bit more time manage their schoolwork. While the training and competition schedule is not mandatory, it is strongly encouraged to try and make it as much as possible so that progress is able to be made. There is a focus at this level of developing a complete athlete, where swimmers, when they exit the program, have the ability and knowledge needed to excel in all areas of their life. Communication with the Assistant Head Coach is mandatory for all issues. Entry into this program requires LMR Championship standard.

 

 

 

Equipment Needed

 

- 2 x Goggles

- 2 x Caps

- Training Suit

- Racing Suit - ask your group coach for specific details on what suit is appropriate for what meet

- Dryland Gear (each workout has a dryland component, make sure to come ready to go outside and work hard. Ex: shorts, PSW T-shirt, Runners, Sweatshirt)

- Waterbottle

- Fins

- Paddles 

- Snorkel 

- Band 

- Pull buoy

- Equipment bag

- Skipping rope

- Kick board

 

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