The competitive program consists of two groups: Junior Competitive and Senior Competitive.

Junior Competitive (formerly White Group)

This is the entry group for competitive swimming and swimmers should possess all the key skills necessary to enter a meet. These skills are usually acquired by participation in 2 or more consecutive seasons in our pre-competitive program. Swimmers in Junior Competitive Group must attend at least two provincially sanctioned meets and Championship meets if qualified.

Butterfly and Breaststroke are refined in this group. Longer sets (distance and duration) with a focus on aerobic capacity and technique will be the focus of training sets. Swimmers will be introduced to dry-land training, core strengthening and stretching. Swimmer and Coach Goals focus on the 200m freestyle and 200m Individual Medley events to qualify to attend Provincial Championship Meets.

Senior Competitive (former Blue and Red Group)

Practice 11.5 hours a week including three mornings swims.  Work to achieve East Coast Championship Standards, Focus on achieving National Standards.  Attend at least five meets each year, depending on qualifying times.

This group is the highest training level in the club. This group swims as often as 8 times per week for 11.5 hrs total pool time/week. Swimmers in this group must as minimum be Championship Time Standards qualified and the focus turns to qualifying, competing, and making finals, at Atlantic, Regional, and National competitions. Swimmers must attend all meets with the exception of the two optional meets designated. Championship Meets are compulsory. Swimmers must demonstrate at all times a positive attitude, consistent effort and maintain an acceptable level of attendance.

This group demands the highest level of both personal and team dedication. 100% commitment is required for this group to be successful in achieving its goals.


Move-Up Criteria for the competitive Junior and Senior Groups will be:

  1. Near perfect attendance in the group in which they are currently swimming (Attendance).
  2. Commitment to the Training Schedule of the Next Group (Interview).
  3. Good Attitude (Assessed By Coaches).
  4. Strong Work Ethic (Assessed By Both the Current and New Coach).
  5. Appropriate Skill Base to Succeed in the Next Level (Assessed by New Coach).
  6. Growing Commitment to Swimming (Assessed By Both the Current and New Coach).
  7. Consent of their present and future Group Coach.