COACH

Janusz Kaczmarek

CRITERIA

Western Canadian Standards are required for this level.

PROGRAM

In this level, the emphasis is placed on qualifying and competing at the Youth/Junior National level. This program will offer a continued progression in all areas of training, including: overall fitness, mental skills, dry-land training and competitive performance. Only swimmers committed to striving towards excellence in a team environment will be considered for this level.

GOAL

· Western Canadian Championship time standards

· Canadian Trial time standards

· Junior/Senior National time standards

· Proficiency at designated test sets

· Independence (Performance management of skills. Working with the coach, but able to take initiative and be responsible for oneself)

TRAINING

9 sessions per week

EQUIPMENT

Otters swimsuit

Otters cap

Training fins

Paddles

Pull buoys

Otters T-Shirt

Otters Track Suit

MOVE UP

Must have satisfied all goals to move to Senior National Group