The Competitive Program begins on September 14, 2020. Our Return to Swim Plan has been emailed to all members. If you would like your child to try out, please email admin@thunderbolts.ca.

Intro

Coach: 
 

These are swimmers who graduate from the pre-competitive program and are looking to develop their basic swim skills into fundamental skills.

Attendance:

We encourage you to speak to your coach if your child cannot swim the maximum number of times offered.
See Training schedule at bottom of the page.

Competition Guidelines:

Meet schedule will be available as the season starts. Participation of some meets is dependant on qualification. 

Equipment Needed:

  • Mesh Bag
  • Board
  • Pull-Bouy
  • Snorkel
  • Paddles
  • Fins
  • Skipping Rope

Prospects

Coach:

These swimmers have developed their basic swimming skills into fundamental competitive skills. These are swimmers who display the ability and commitment to achieve Festival Standards.

Attendance:

We encourage you to speak to your coach if your child cannot swim the maximum number of times offered.
See Training schedule at bottom of the page.

Competition Guidelines:

Meet schedule will be available as the season starts. Participation of some meets is dependant on qualification. 

Equipment Needed:

  • Mesh Bag
  • Board
  • Pull-Bouy
  • Snorkel
  • Paddles
  • Fins
  • Skipping Rope

Junior Development

Coach:

These 13 & Under swimmers have achieved “AA” ManSask qualifying times and display the ability and commitment to compete/train towards a Festival Level.

Attendance:

This group allows for a minimum of 4 practices a week, to a maximum of 6 until the end of 2019. By January 2020 we would like all the swimmers to be able to commit to the full training schedule. We encourage you to speak to your coach if your child cannot swim the maximum number of times offered.

See Training schedule at bottom of the page.

Competition Guidelines:

Meet schedule will be available as the season starts. Participation of some meets is dependant on qualification. 

Equipment Needed:

  • Mesh Bag
  • Board
  • Pull-Bouy
  • Snorkel
  • Paddles
  • Fins
  • Skipping Rope

Senior Development

Coach:

These 13 & over swimmers have achieved “AA” ManSask qualifying times and display the ability and commitment to compete/train towards an OYJ/Provincial Level.

Attendance:

This group allows for a minimum of 5 practices a week, to a maximum of 7 until the end of 2019. By January 2020 we would like all the swimmers to be able to commit to the full training schedule. We encourage you to speak to your coach if your child cannot swim the maximum number of times offered.

See Training schedule at bottom of the page.

Competition Guidelines:

Meet schedule will be available as the season starts. Participation of some meets is dependant on qualification. 

Equipment Needed:

  • Mesh Bag
  • Board
  • Pull-Bouy
  • Snorkel
  • Paddles
  • Fins
  • Skipping Rope

Provincial

Coach:

These swimmers display the ability and commitment to compete at an Ontario Festival/Provincial Level and are working towards the status of National competition.

Attendance:

This group allows for a minimum of 6 practices a week, to a maximum of 9 until the end of 2019. By January 2020 we would like all the swimmers to be able to commit to the full training schedule. We encourage you to speak to your coach if your child cannot swim the maximum number of times offered.

See Training schedule at bottom of the page.

Competition Guidelines:

Meet schedule will be available as the season starts. Participation of some meets is dependant on qualification. 

Equipment Needed:

  • Mesh Bag
  • Board
  • Pull-Bouy
  • Snorkel
  • Paddles
  • Fins
  • Skipping Rope

National

Coach:

Swimmers who display the ability and commitment and have already achieved National status (qualified for Canadian Eastern, Junior National, Senior National or Trials). These swimmers are focused on performance and are working towards the next step that could be national competition podium or selection for a provincial/national team

Attendance:

This group allows for a minimum of 8 practices a week, to a maximum of 10 until the end of 2019. By January 2020 we would like all the swimmers to be able to commit to the full training schedule. We encourage you to speak to your coach if your child cannot swim the maximum number of times offered.

See Training schedule at bottom of the page.

Competition Guidelines:

Meet schedule will be available as the season starts. Participation of some meets is dependant on qualification. 

Equipment Needed:

  • Mesh Bag
  • Board
  • Pull-Bouy
  • Snorkel
  • Paddles
  • Fins
  • Skipping Rope