Description (Designed for ages 6-9)

This group is designed for swimmers comming from swim lessons around a Red Cross Level 5-8.  This group is at the FUNdamental Stage in the Long Term Athlete Development model (LTAD).  Swimmers will work on front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke.  Swimmers will also get a basic introduction to Butterfly, Dives and Flip Turns.
Schedule Options

  • Activation and water times
  • 2 days/week
  • Sept to June
SSLC Tues/Thurs

5:15-6:30 pm

Surrey Sport and Leisure Complex (SSLC)


Weds/Fri 4:45-6:00 pm Guildford Aquatic Centre (GLFD)
  • 50 metres of freestyle (front crawl) and backstroke unassisted 
  • Tread Water for 30 seconds 
  • At ease or comfortable in deep water
  • Have Fun! 
  • Learn the basic technique of all 4 competitive strokes 
  • Learn how to legally perform all 4 kicks 
  • Introduce basic dive starts, flip turns and open turns 
  • Establish regular attendance habits 
  • Understand how to swim in a lane properly (lane etiquette)
  • Introduction on how to use a pace clock
  • Establish the habit of swimming with goggles and a swim cap (if they have long hair)
Swimmer Expectations 
  • Strive to attend all workouts 
  • Arrive 5 minutes before practice starts so you can start on time 
  • Bring a water bottle to every workout 
  • Start learning to wear goggles and a swim cap in workout
  • Participate in at least 1 mini-meet and other club events or functions 
  • Treat others with respect and care 
  • Have a positive attitude  
  • Adhere to Athlete Code of Conduct 
Parent Expectations 
  • Arrange to get your swimmer to practices and events on time
  • Watch workout from the viewing gallery unless instructed by coaches due to behavioral issues
  • Contact your coach if your swimmer is going to miss workout  
  • Contact your coach directly without delays if you have any concerns regarding your swimmer and their training 
  • Stay up-to-date with club news via hand-outs, emails, website, bulletin boards and/or communication with coaches and the board 
  • Ensure all fees are paid on time and account is in order 
  • Parent Participation Points: help out at SKSC club functions, hosted events, etc... 
  • Treat other parents, athletes and coaches with respect 
  • Have a positive attitude and do not engage in negative gossip in the bleachers with other parents 
  • Adhere to Parent Code of Conduct
Graduation Guidelines into Silver Group 
  • Must be able to perform legal breaststroke and dolphin kick 
  • Must be able to dive and complete basic flip turn 
  • Successful 2 week trial period with Silver Group 
  • Please note: Meeting performance standards does not guarantee/disqualify any potential move up.  Invites to move-up are at the discretion of coaches.  Other factors included in consideration are maturation, workout quality, attitude, health, training space, group cohesion, and  training ability