About Summer Swim Team & Off-Season Training
Participants in the Summer Swim Team & Off-Season Training programs will focus on proper technique, sportsmanship and fair play in a positive and encouraging environment. Swimmers will also get the opportunity to learn water polo and lifesaving sport techniques.
The Summer Swim Team & Off-Season Training programs are made up of three age groups:
- Bronze | Ages 10 and under
Pre-requisite: Has completed swimmer 5. Able to swim 50m Freestyle, 50m Backstroke, has some concept of whip kick and dolphin kick. New to summer swimming. Swimmers 10 years and under. Able to follow activation coaches instruction.
- Silver | Ages 11-12
Pre-requisite: Able to dive into the pool, attempt all 4 strokes, swim 5-8 minutes continuous, follow the coach’s directions and have a good understanding of practice structure. Should have some idea of swim team structure (been on swim team previously). Understanding of lane etiquette and practice structure. Able to follow warm up independently. Can attempt all stroke turns. Able to carry out some activation activities independently.
- Gold | Ages 12 and up
Pre-requisite: Able to swim continuous for 10 min, swim 100 IM, perform all 4 strokes properly, dive entry, follow coach’s directions and have a good understanding of practice structure and lane etiquette. At least 1 year swim team experience with competitions. Knowledge of pace times and how to use a pace clock. Knowledge of practice structure, able to work independently from written set and warm up. Able to swim all four strokes with turns from
a dive start legally. Able to complete poolside activation with minimal guidance covering activities to increase heart rate, mobilize key joints for swimming and strengthening activities and understands the purpose and value of these activities.
Summer Swim Team Off-Season Training – September to June
Summer Swim Team Competition Season – End of June to mid-August
Off-Season Training Schedule
Get ready for the Summer Swim Team competition season by training in the off-season. The 2018-2019 Off-Season Training for Summer Swim Team runs from September 10th-June 16th. Start and end dates may vary slightly depending on group. Further details will be communicated by the coach.
Annual Program (Off-Season Training)
Annual Program fees cover coaching; a training schedule which may include dryland, yoga, swimming, water polo and lifesaving sport training; equipment costs and Swim Nova Scotia fees. Also, annual Swim Academy participants in the Summer Swim Team Off-Season Training program receive a 12-month Canada Games Centre membership.
- Bronze | Ages 10 and under: Annual fee $700 | Bi-weekly fee $31.85 (20 payments)
Down payment at registration $63.70 | Swim Nova Scotia fee $42 due at registration
- Silver: Annual fee $750 | Bi-weekly fee $34.10 (20 payments)
Down payment at registration $68.20 | Swim Nova Scotia fee $42 due at registration
- Gold: Annual fee $800 | Bi-weekly fee $36.40 (20 payments)
Down payment at registration $72.80 | Swim Nova Scotia fee $42 due at registration
Add-on membership options are available for family members of the CGCSA participant.
Seasonal Program (Off-Season Training)
Seasonal CGCSA programs are structured with four registrations throughout the year, but still provide access to training for all three sports – swimming, lifesaving and water polo. Register for all four seasons or pick and choose. Seasonal programs do not include Canada Games Centre Membership or option for Dryland and Yoga training.
Seasonal Program fees cover coaching; a training schedule which includes swimming, water polo and lifesaving sport training; equipment costs and Swim Nova Scotia fees.
- Bronze: Seasonal fee $250
- Silver: Seasonal fee $250
- Gold: Seasonal fee $250
PLEASE NOTE: As the Summer Swim Team competition season starts in the summer months – registration and fees for the competition season will occur in the spring.
CGCSA & Sport For Life
The Lifesaving Sport Team is aligned with the Fundamentals and Learn to Trains stages of the S4L Long-Term Athlete Development. Click to learn more about CGCSA and S4L.
What’s the difference between Year Round Swim Team and Summer Swim Team?
The Year Round Swim Team is an annual program that trains and competes September to June, whereas the Summer Swim Team is only eligible to compete during the summer season, but offers off-season training for the rest of the year.