Island Swimming's Competitive Swim Programs
Island Swimming’s Competitive Program is one of the best in Canada and we have the results to prove it. Our partnership with the Victoria Academy of Swimming put 8 athletes on Canada's 2012 Olympic & Paralympic swim team.
At Island Swimming, we place athletes in appropriate training groups for their age and skill level. We take pride in the fact that many of our swimmers move on to University with full Scholarships.
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Dynamo ~ 10 & unders
This program is for graduates of Island Swim Skills and is available at all our locations. These young swimmers are ready for a little more challenge. They learn the FUNdamentals of swimming and are encouraged to compete at Regional swim meets.
Crush Entry ~ 12 & unders
This program is for graduates of Dynamo. The Crush Entry group consists of the 12 & under swimmers who are perfecting stroke technique, learning to train and how to race. They compete in Regional level meets.
Crush ~ 12 & unders
The Crush group is the beginning of our high performance development program at the Commonwealth Pool. They compete in Regional and Provincial level meets. Swimmers usually start off in Crush entry before making the full transition to Crush.
Provincial (2) ~ 13 & 14
For competitive swimmers 13-14 years of age and all ability levels, prepared to train up to 5x per week. Their schedule will include one weekday morning practice, one Saturday morning practice and three weekday afternoon practices.
Provincial ~ 13 & 14
For competitive swimmers 13-14 years of age with AAA times or above or, trending towards AAA or committed to training a full program of 7 sessions per week plus dryland sessions. Some 12 year olds will be considered for this group on a part time basis or in the case of a swimmer physically able and technically sound enough to handle the training program and/or trending towards age group national times, on a full time basis.
Senior (2) ~ 15 & over
For competitive swimmers 15 years of age and up of all ability levels, prepared to train up to 5x weekly. The schedule will include 2 weekday morning practices, 3 weekday afternoon practices and a Saturday morning practice.
Senior ~ 15 & over
For competitive swimmers 15 years of age and up with AAA times or higher or, trending towards AAA times or committed to training a full program of 8 or 9 sessions per week plus dryland. Some 14 year olds will be considered for this group on a part time basis or in the case of a swimmer physically able and technically sound enough to handle the training program and/or trending towards senior national times, on a full time basis. High performance swimmers can also apply to swim part-time or full-time with Victoria Academy of Swimming that includes some of Canada’s top Olympic level athletes.
Victoria Academy of Swimming ~ Olympic Level Athletes
The Victoria Academy of Swimming is lead by Olympic and World Team Coach, Randy Bennett and acts as a complimentary counterpart to the National Swim Centre in Vancouver. Here at the Victoria Academy of Swimming, you will find some of Canada’s top Olympic level swimmers Ryan Cochrane, Alec Page, Alexa Komarnycky, Stephanie Horner, Eric Hedlin and Hilary Caldwell training alongside some of Island Swimming’s up and coming, future Olympians.