SPORT Level Training (Mar-Jun)
Designed for athletes who have the basics of Freestyle (FR) and Backstroke (BK) technique, want to continue learning and improving these strokes, want to add the Breaststroke (BR) to their repertoire, and an introduction to the Butterfly (FLY) stroke. Sport level is designed to develop athlete’s aerobic capacity to swim continuously for longer distances (e.g. up to 800m as in Try-a-Tri & Sprint Triathlons) and beyond.
Link to the ‘Equipment‘ webpage for a list of recommended training tool(s).
Training Dates & Times:
Training Options & Fees:
Skills Training Session – Available as an Add On
Skills Training x 12 Sessions
Wednesday evenings are going to be special: with the session a bit shorter, we thought that maximizing this time would be utilized best if it was a skills training session. There are three (3) options and interested athletes are asked to select one (1) option for the entire session duration. The options:
Open & Closed (Flip) Turns and Wall Push-Offs: Coach Aimee will take a maximum of 6 athletes and work specifically on turns. This option is designed for those athletes who are performing in-water starts at competition, and who want to take their training and racing to the next level. Once you have the stroke basics for competition, the next opportunity to increase speed is turns. Dives happen once per event, turns… there is at least one in a 50m event, three in a 100m event, etc… Well executed turns offer the opportunity to take off loads of time without having to swim any faster!
Dive Starts (Pool Deck or Starting Block): Coach Serena will take a maximum of 6 athletes and will prepare athletes to incorporate dive starts into both training and competition. Having dove with Gatquatic Diving, Serena has learnt and trained the drills that allow athletes to explode off the blocks with power, maximize flight time, and maintain the streamline posture needed to take the start speed into the water entry and all the way to the stroke break out.
2 Beat: Coach MJ will take a maximum of 6 athletes and will either start at the beginning or continue to work with the athlete on improving their execution of 2 Beat Backstroke & Freestyle swimming.