Competitive Stream
Youth Regional

Description (Designed for ages 9-12)
Swimmers in this group have achieved their LMR standards. They are at the LEARNING TO TRAIN stage of the Long Term Athlete Development Model (LTAD). The purpose of this group is to introduce competition at the regional level and to strive to compete and qualify for invitational swim meets. The swimmers will be also be introduced to complementary skills that are necessary for long term participation in swimming including warming down, stretching, nutrition and goal setting.

  • Includes activation, dryland, stretch and water times
  • 5 days/week
  • Sept-July
  • Please see  Group Schedule Chart Here  for Sept, Oct-Dec, Jan-June Schedule


  • LMR standard and have attended at least 1 sanctioned competitions
  • Must attend competitions
  • Ability to perform 50m all 4 strokes, legal turns and starts


  • Enjoy swimming
  • Strive to attend all workouts 
  • Attend all competitions as recommended by coach
  • Strive to adopt complimentary skills such as nutrition, goal setting, etc...
  • Aim for Swim BC Provincial Standards

Swimmer Expectations

  • Strive to attend all workouts, attendance requirement minimum of 85%
  • Regularly participate in competitions
  • Attend LMR Championships or Provincial, if qualified
  • Arrive 5 minutes before dryland starts so you can start on time
  • Communicate with coach regarding missed workouts and training questions/concerns
  • Bring a water bottle to every workout
  • Ensure you have the appropriate training gear
  • 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
  • Contact your coach if your swimmer is going to miss workout
  • If watching workout or a swim meet, to stay in the viewing areas and remain off the pool deck or out of appropriate areas
  • Contact your coach directly and 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 board
  • Ensure all fees are paid on time and account is in order
  • Parent Participation Points: help out at SKSC club functions, hosted events, timing at PASS meets, 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 Guideline into Next Group

  • Minimum time standards and age for the group
  • Recommended 80% workout attendance
  • Attending competitions on a regular basis
  • Successful trial period

(Please note: Meeting performance standard does not guarantee/disqualify move up.  Invite to move-up up to discretion of coach.  Other factors included in consideration are maturation, workout quality, attitude, health and training ability.)