TRAIN - RACE - WIN
The Breakers Swim Team offers training and practice groups for swimmers of all ages and abilities. From the new swimmer who can only swim a length of the pool to a seasoned athlete training to race at the national level, our team has a program for you.
Come join our team!
You have nothing to lose, only something to gain:
Physical Fitness: Swimming helps develop high quality aerobic endurance, flexibility, coordination, and muscle strength, thus building a strong foundation for a lifetime of good health.
Character Development: Being part of a swim team fosters self-discipline, self-confidence, responsibility, perseverance, good sportsmanship, and teamwork. These traits can produce world-class citizens, as well as world-class athletes! Swimmers learn to strive for excellence, and to face challenges with courage but come to understand that if they do their very best, failures are hard to come by.
Building Relationships: Many close friendships have had their beginning at our pool, not just between swimmers, but between their families as well. Becoming involved with a swim team can also promote closeness within the family unit, as parents commit to helping swimmers achieve their goals.
This session-based, twice per week program is an introduction to competitive swimming. The focus is on fun, learning new strokes and team building. Targeted for swimmers 6 to 10 years old and coached by certified Breakers Swim Team coaches. Swimmers must be able to complete 25 metres non-stop of Freestyle or Backstroke. Session 1 begins in October and runs until February. Session 2 runs February to June.
At this level, swimmers should be able to swim 50 metres non-stop Freestyle and Backstroke, and know the basics of Breaststroke and Butterfly. Practices are offered every week to develop strength and endurance by using a combination of drills and games to promote proper alignment and balance. Participating in local swim meets and some of our team challenge meets, these young swimmers will begin to experience what it’s like to compete against other teams, but more importantly, how to achieve their personal best by using what they’ve learned during practice.
Swimmers in this group have competitive swimming experience, as well as commitment to the sport. They have proficiency in all four strokes and are capable of racing 100 Individual Medley. These swimmers are on their way to becoming a Gold but aren't ready for the additional time commitments or speeds required for the Gold Group.
These swimmers will find themselves swimming at least ten and a half hours a week including four morning practices. In the pool, they will be building their endurance, breath control and perfecting their starts, turns, finishes and underwater kick. Two sessions of dryland training are added to ensure they do not plateau by further developing their muscle group strength and endurance as well as continuing to build their core strength and cardio. During dryland sessions they will also be reviewing proper training regime nutrition and how to maintain their mental health while juggling outside factors (i.e., school, friends, family, etc.). Additional swimmer-coach meetings will be schedules to establish goals for the season and to review the swimmer’s progress. The meetings ensure that the swimmer has the mindset for the Train to Train/Train to Compete division since they should be making female and male regional times and getting close or achieving provincial level times.
The Breakers Masters program is designed for adult swimmers with a wide range of skills. Masters swimmers join the program to stay fit, improve their skills, train for triathlons, and compete in sanctioned masters swim competitions. All workouts are coached by NCCP certified Breakers coaches. Masters swimming is both social and supportive. Some masters swimmers have gone on to become coaches, officials, and helpers working with our youth.
Provide swimmers with the highest quality coaching available.
Maintain a supportive and productive swimming environment.
Recognize each individual and value their efforts on behalf of our team.
Encourage mutual respect between swimmers, coaches and families.
Promote the ideals of self-discipline, hard work, goal- achievement, pursuit of excellence, teamwork, and good sportsmanship through competition for swimmers of all levels of proficiency.
Develop highly skilled individuals and therefore, a highly competitive swim team.
Foster outstanding volunteer support through our families’ engagement.