Speed Swimming Program 2024

COMPETITIVE SWIM PARENTS HANDBOOK

The Speed Swimming program aims to prepare swimmers to join the CBSC Swim Team by improving technique, building strength and endurance, and developing the skills required to be competitive speed swimmers.

Road to CBSC Swim Team:

STEP 1: Progress through CBSC Swim lessons to gain skills in all 4 strokes.

STEP 2: Minimum 1 season with Development group – this is the place to gain endurance, fitness and a sense of the full team experience. Developmental meets are offered to gain experience competing.

STEP 3: Join the Competitive group. There are two training sessions per day, and this extra time commitment is essential for growth as a summer speed swimmer.

We attend swim meets most weekends, leading up to Regional and Provincial competitions.

CBSC Swim Team – Development Group

Development Swim Handout 2024

An introduction to the CBSC Swim Team and competitive swimming.

  • Builds endurance and strength, develops proper stroke techniques and introduces dives, turns and use of blocks
  • Swimmers must be able to swim 300 meters comfortably
  • Opportunities to attend smaller swim meets
  • Have a solid understanding of freestyle and backstroke and an emerging understanding of butterfly and breaststroke; motivated to develop all four strokes.
  • Training is once a day M/T/Th/F
  • Two groups: Dev Swim ages 7yrs – 11yrs or Senior Dev Swim ages11 yrs and up
  • Fee: $115/month + possible BCSSA fee (depending on your interest in swim meets – see info below)

FIRST TIME joining Development group? PRIOR to Registration Day you MUST fill out our – Swim Assessment Form Coach pre-approval or Swim Assessment will be REQUIRED to join.

More info about Swim Assessments HERE **

Please contact our parent rep or Head Coaches if you have questions. Swim Team Parent Rep compswim@cbswimclub.ca HC Dev Swim devswim@cbswimclub.ca

CBSC Swim Team – Competitive Group

Competitive Swim Handout 2024

A more intensive program aimed at improving swimmers’ performance in competitions, emphasizing strength, speed, and endurance while simultaneously improving technique.

  • Proficiency at all four racing strokes expected (ideally completed or currently registered in Strokers 3).
  • The average distance covered in a practice (all ages) ranges from 2-4 km.
  • The expectation of attendance at a minimum of 2 swim meets, plus Regionals in August.
  • Training is twice a day, M/T/Th/F, with extra practice on Wednesdays. Attendance at both morning and afternoon practices is expected.
  • Fee: $350 + BCSSA fee – see below

Want to join the Comp Swim Group for the FIRST TIME? – you must email our coaches before Registration Day – prior approval by the coach is REQUIRED.

HC Comp Swim compswimcoach@cbswimclub.ca

BCSSA (British Columbia Summer Swimming Association)

BCSSA is required for all competitive disciplines (speed swimming, water polo and artistic swimming). The annual fee of $43 is valid until April 30, 2025, and includes all competitive disciplines in which you participate. You do not need to register again if you participated in Spring Training and already have BCSSA.

Please note that BCSSA is also required for any swimmers in the Developmental swim group who would like to attend swim meets during the summer (aside from the CBSC B Meet).

Contact Anna Nelson at BCSSARegistrar@cbswimclub.ca for further questions.