Goals of the Wolfville Tritons Swim Club Model:
- To encourage athletes to develop to their maximum potential as swimmers and individuals through a commitment to personal excellence.
- To create an atmosphere for athletes to acquire an understanding of the importance of setting and achieving individual goals.
- To inspire athletes to develop an appreciation of the importance and process of working within a group toward a common goal(s).
- To cultivate positive working relationships with other clubs and sport related organizations within the province of Nova Scotia and Atlantic Canada.
- To produce athletes on the provincial, regional and national levels through all of these pursuits.
WTSC offers the following programs:
- Novice Training Squad
- Intermediate Training Squad
- Junior B Training Squad
- Junior A Training Squad
- Senior Training Squad
Novice: Novice swimmers as those swimmers joining the club who have recently learned to swim & are able to swim a length on their front & their back. The objective of this group is to develop the skills required to make swimming easier & more enjoyable. In this group swimmers will learn new skills such as diving into the water safely and swimming in a lane with other swimmers. This level of swimmer is able to compete at the participation level of Swim NS’s Nova Tech program thus introducing them to competition when they feel capable. This group swim 3 times/ week
Intermediate: The Intermediate group are those more capable swimmers who have developed skills in all 4 strokes. They are able to dive in off the block & know how to turn. This group continues to develop their skills in the strokes and enhance their opportunities in competition. The swimmers in this group are encouraged to compete in the Nova Tech program and can advance through that program to the age group level. There are 5 competitions throughout the season & the Nova Tech season culminates in the provincial meet held in mid May. This group swim 4 times /week
At no time are those who swim with us ever forced to compete if they feel uncomfortable doing so. So often young swimmers feel stressed by thinking they have to compete & so cannot enjoy what is offered. Those who have been with us for some time & did not want to compete have been known to change their minds as they become more comfortable.
Junior B: The swimmers in this group are those who have qualified from the Nova Tech program and the coach of that program feels they are capable of the extra work done in the Junior B group. This group is looking to qualify for the NS Junior Provincial Championships. The standards required for this competition can be found on SwimNovaScotia.com
Junior B swimmers continue to work on the skills they were introduced to in the Nova Tech programs, but as they get stronger and swim more often they improve quite quickly. Again it must be stressed that competition is optional, but encouraged. This group do 4-5 pool practices and are introduced to dry land activities
Junior A: Junior A swimmers are those who have achieved the Junior Provincial qualifying standard, the work this group does is to assist them to qualify for the next standard which is the Senior Provincial Championships. (‘Junior’ & ‘Senior’ are defined by the time standard & not age). Much of the work the Junior A group does is similar to the Senior group, only they do less practices. This group does 6 pool practices & one dry land
Senior: The senior group are swimmers who have a senior provincial time standard and are 15 this swimming season OR have at least one national AG qualifying standard. The swimmers in this group spend a great deal of time in the water & are fairly dedicated to their sport. This group swim 8 practices and do 3 dry land work outs.
Progression from one group to the next is at the coach’s discretion.