Winter Season

 

Our Winter season runs from January 3rd, 2017 to April 30th, 2017, with a focus on stroke refinement, swim fitness, and team activities. The Pirates continues with a summer season from May 1st till mid August. See our summer program page for more details.

Online Winter registration is now only available by invitation. Please email us for further details. 

 

Groups:

 

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Mini mateys: 6 and under

Lead coach: Nikaya

Assistant Coaches: Katie, Mikayla, Eli

 

  • Introduction to all 4 strokes

  • Focus on buoyancy, body position and movement through water

  • Introduction to the sport of swimming- distances, dives, turns

  • Primary focus is FUN

     

Mateys:   DIV 1 (7-8 years) swimmers

 

Coach: Katie

 

  • Swimmers will be introduced to and practice freestyle and backstroke  fundamentals 

  • Br and fly: main focus will be body position and kick  

  • Sculling introduced  

  • Proper turn technique for all strokes 

  • Dives move up to the block

     

  • A strong emphasis on FUN while practicing skills

     

 

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Div2-Div 3 (8-10 years plus strong div1 ) swimmers who are developing their stroke fundamentals and technical skills

 

Coach: Alex

 

Assistant coach: Kelly

 

  • Buccaneers have strong bk and fr fundamentals and are working on their br and fl form 

  • Technical emphasis on starts and turns 

  • Swimmers are working on their kick endurance  and mastering the clock  

  • Sculling practice will continue, now in many directions  

  • Swimmers can move to gunners when they have all 4 strokes fundamentals in check, their turns are performed legally regularly in practice, and when they show they are ready for more workload

     

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Div 3-div 4 (9-12 years) swimmers who have developed all stroke fundamentals and have shown they are ready to increase their workload

Coach : Kelly

 

 

  • These swimmers will be learning to train

  • Emphasis on set design, maintaining stroke fundamentals in more fatigued state

  • Maintaining technical skills while training

  • Introduction to dryland training

  • Introduction to goal setting and log book maintenance

  • Swimmers will work on becoming fast under water

  • Arm pull strength work introduced

  • Longer aerobic based sets introduced

 

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Div 4 (12 years+) and over swimmers

 

These swimmers are at a similar level to the gunners but older. Stroke fundamentals are in check, and they are ready for more workload.

 

Coach: Wyatt

 

Assistant: Kelly

 

  • Full dryland program 

  • Goal setting and logbook maintenance introduced

  • Swimmers will learn about set design, practice using the clock with limited rest, and focus on maintaining fundamentals and technical skills while fatigued

  • When ready,  swimmers will spend some time training  with swordsmen and some time with captains as they start to transition from swordsmen to captains

 

  

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Div 5 (13 years+) and over advanced swimmers

These swimmers have learned to train and are ready for a more intense training program

Coach: Wyatt

Assistant: Kelly 

 

 

 

 

  • Swimmers are training to train

  • Emphasis on fast underwater work during sets

  • Turn and start speed is measured with a focus  on improving these speeds

  • Training focus on power, speed and speed endurance

  • Short and long term goal setting will be monitored by kelly

 

Days:

  • Choose any one (1) or Two (2) days.

  • Practices are held on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

 Times:

Group

Tuesdays

Thursdays

Saturdays

Sundays

Mini Mateys

4:15pm-5:00pm

4:15pm-5:00pm

4:45pm-5:30pm

4:45pm-5:30pm

Mateys

4:45pm-6:00pm

4:45pm-6:00pm

5:15pm-6:30pm

5:15pm-6:30pm

Buccaneers

4:45pm-6:00pm

4:45pm-6:00pm

5:15pm-6:30pm

5:15pm-6:30pm

Gunners (level 1)

4:45pm-6:00pm

4:45pm-6:00pm

5:15pm-6:30pm

5:15pm-6:30pm

Gunners(level 2)

5:45pm-7:00pm

5:45pm-7:00pm

5:15pm-6:30pm

5:15pm-6:30pm

Swordsmen

5:45pm-7:00pm

5:45pm-7:00pm

5:15pm-6:30pm

5:15pm-6:30pm

Captains

5:45pm-7:00pm

5:45pm-7:00pm

5:15pm-6:30pm

5:15pm-6:30pm

All times include a 15 minute on deck warm up.

    Rates:
  • 1 day per week $180 plus $25 insurance (for new swimmers)

  • 2 days per week $340 plus $25 insurance (for new swimmers)

  • Mini Mateys receive a 25% discount after individual assessments in January.

  • Also ask about our family discounts for 3 or more children.

Pre-requisites: 

  • 7+ years should be able to swim 25 metres unassisted or have achieved Swim Kids 4

  • Mini-Mateys (4 to 6 years) should be comfortable in the water. This is a teaching program.

How to register: 

  • Registration will be open on December 16th  on this web site.

  • Registration is done by age, however, swim groups are determined after all swimmers are assesed by the coaches.

  • You will receive an email prior to the start of the season, to inform you of which swim group your child is assigned.

What to bring: 

  •  Goggles, swim cap and water bottle. A swim cap is provided for all new swimmers.

More information is found in the Athlete and Parent Guide.