Programs & Training Schedule 

The Bluefins’ basic philosophy with regard to the training program is TECHNIQUE. Starts, Turns and proper Stroke Mechanics are priority number one. Each level in the club will stress these components. There is a comprehensive progression in each level with regards to training volume and frequency that provides a balanced approach to the individual swimmer’s development. All levels endeavor to provide a fun, safe and challenging environment for their swimmers.


TRAINING SCHEDULE 2016-2017 (for the 2017-2018 schedule, please see the new registration package)

 
MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
SATURDAY
Total
SENIOR

16:00 - 18:00

5:30 - 7:00am

16:00 - 17:30

17:30 - 18:30
GYM

16:00 - 18:00

5:30 - 7:00am

16:00 - 18:00

18:00 - 18:30 Dryland

16:00 - 18:00

6:00 - 8:00am

8:00 - 9:00am
GYM

17

4A

17:30 - 18:00 Gym

18:00 - 20:00

17:30 - 18:00 Gym

18:00 - 19:30

17:30 - 18:00 Gym

18:00 - 20:00

5:30 - 7:00am

17:30 - 18:00 Gym

18:00 - 19:30

16:00 - 18:00

6:00 - 7:30am

14
4B

17:30 - 18:00 Gym

18:00 - 19:30

OFF

17:30 - 18:00 Gym

18:00 - 19:30

OFF

17:30 - 18:00 Gym

18:00 - 19:30

7:30 - 9:00am

7.5
3A

17:30 - 18:00 Gym

18:00 - 20:00

17:30 - 19:00

OFF

17:30 - 19:00

17:30 - 18:00 Gym

18:00 - 20:00

6:00 - 7:30am

9.5
3B

17:30 - 18:00 Gym

18:00 - 19:30

OFF

17:30 - 18:00 Gym

18:00 - 19:30

OFF

17:30 - 18:00 Gym

18:00 - 19:30

7:30 - 9:00am

7.5
2A

19:00 - 20:00

17:30 - 18:00 Gym

18:00-19:30

OFF

18:00 - 19:30

18:00 - 18:30 Gym

18:30 - 20:00

7:30 - 9:00am

8
2B
OFF

17:30 - 18:00 Gym

18:00 - 19:30

18:00 - 19:30

17:30 - 18:00 Gym

18:00 - 19:30

OFF

7:30 - 9:00am

7
1A

18:00 - 19:00

OFF

18:00 - 19:00

OFF

18:00 - 18:30 Gym

18:30 - 19:30

8:00 - 9:00am

4.5
1B
OFF

18:00 - 19:00

OFF

18:00 - 18:30 Gym

18:30 - 19:30

OFF

8:00 - 9:00am

3.5
JR FINS 3
OFF

17:00 - 17:30 Gym

17:30-18:00

OFF

17:00 - 17:30 Gym

17:30 - 18:30

18:00 - 18:30

OFF
3
JR FINS 2
OFF

17:00 - 17:30 Gym

17:30-18:00

OFF

17:00 - 17:30 Gym

17:30 - 18:00

OFF OFF
2
JR FINS 1
OFF

17:00- 17:30 Gym

17:30 - 18:00

OFF

17:00 - 17:30 Gym

17:30 - 18:00

OFF OFF
2




Junior Fins
This program is designed to introduce developing swimmers to competitive swimming. Swimmers will have an opportunity to compete at the regional level.

Junior Fins 1: 8 yrs and under
Junior Fins 2: 8/9 yrs and older with Knowledge of Free and Back crawl
Junior Fins 3: 10 yrs and older with Knowledge of Free and Back crawl


Level 1A
This program is aimed at the novice swimmer under the age of 9 years with a strong knowledge of the 4 strokes or competitive experience The focus is on stroke development. Swimmers will compete at the regional and at the provincial development level.


Level 1B
This program is aimed at the novice swimmer under the age of 8 years with little or no competitive experience. The focus is skill and stroke development. Swimmers will compete at the regional level.


Level 2A
This program is for swimmers between the ages of 9-11 years with previous experience who have or are close to the Provincial Development time standard. Swimmers are expected to attend 70% of practices and compete at the appropriate level.


Level 2B
This program is for novice swimmers between the ages of 9-11 years who have knowledge of the four strokes. Swimmers are encouraged to attend the majority of practices and compete at the appropriate level.


Level 3A
This program is for swimmers between the ages of 11-13 years who have some swimming experience. Swimmers must have the Provincial A time standard and working on or close to the AA time standard. Swimmers are expected to attend 80% of practices and compete at the appropriate level.


Level 3B
This program is designed for swimmers between the ages of 11-13 years who have minimally a Provincial Development time standard and wish to swim in a reduced program. Swimmers are expected to attend 70% of practices and are encouraged to compete at the appropriate level.


Level 4A
This level is for experienced swimmers aged 12-15 who have attained a minimum of Provincial A time standard and working on or close to the Provincial AA time standard. Swimmers will be expected to attend 80% of practices and compete at the Provincial levels.


Level 4B
This program is designed for swimmers between the ages of 13-16 years who have minimally a Provincial Development time standard and wish to swim in a reduced program. Swimmers are expected to attend 70% of practices and are encouraged to compete at the appropriate level.


Senior
This program is for swimmers 14 years of age who have attained a minimum of Provincial AA time standards and who demonstrate a level of commitment and ability that merits their selection by the head coach. Swimmers are expected to attend 85% of practices and compete at the highest level as per their stage of development.