Academy Groups


Entry Criteria

The Academy Program is the entry point for primary school aged swimmers into ROC Swimming. Swimmers are invited to join one of the groups in our Academy - Black, Red, or White - based on the swimmer’s age/development, interest, and swimming skill levels. Our goal is to ensure that the selected group is the best fit for each swimmer, taking into consideration all three factors.

Swimmers with ROC Swimming are placed in a group at the end of the previous competitive season, while new members are placed into a group after participating in an assessment that can be scheduled with ROCS.  

To book an assessment please fill out our Assessment Form, or for more information, please contact rocswimming@gmail.com.

Academy Black


Academy Black is our entry point into the ROC Swimming Program for children ages 6-8 who can swim at least one or two lengths of the pool, unassisted, and are interested in competitive swimming. These swimmers are at the Fundamentals stage of sport development.

This group trains 2.0 hours per week in the water. Each practice includes a mandatory 10-minute activation routine prior to pool time.

New for 2018-19, we will be offering a choice of one of two practice schedules: Tuesday and Thursday evenings (6:15-7:30 pm) or Monday evenings (5:45-7:00 pm) and Saturday afternoons (12:15-1:30 pm)

Practices for the 2018-2019 season begin for Academy Black the week of Monday, September 17, 2018.

Schedule: To view the Academy Black schedule, please click here

Academy Red


Academy Red is our group for swimmers ages 7-10 who are working to develop proficient competitive swimming skills in a fun and challenging environment. These swimmers are at a late Fundamentals or early Learn-To-Train stage of sport development.

This group trains 4.5 hours per week in the water and has an additional 1.0 hours of dry land training, which complements their swim training. Each practice includes a mandatory 10-minute activation routine prior to pool time.

Practices for the 2018-2019 season begin for Academy Red on the evening Tuesday, September 11, 2018.

Schedule: To view the Academy Red schedule, please click here

Academy White


Academy White is our group for swimmers ages 9-11 who are working towards qualifying at regional and provincial level qualification. These swimmers are at the Learn-To-Train stage of sport development.

This groups trains 6.0 hours per week in the water and has 1.5-hours of dry land training, which complements their swim training. Each practice includes a mandatory 10-minute activation routine prior to pool time.

Practices for the 2018-2019 season begin for Academy White on the evening of Monday, September 10, 2018.

Schedule: To view the Academy White schedule, please click here