S e n i o r
The Senior Team is the top group with the Garden City Aquatic Club. These athletes train to compete at the Provincial and/or National level as they work towards international competition. Placement on the Senior Team is by invitation & at the sole discretion of the Head Coach. These team members are expected to attend all seven practices, including bonus training opportunities and dryland activities.
E l i t e
Elite Team members are well-versed in technique and strategy. They are a full-fledged training group. Generally, they have a skill level commensurate with Provincial time standards. The Elite group may swim combined with our Senior Team, with ages ranging from 12 to 18 years old. Practices are offered six days a week at 1.5 to 2 hours each. Elite Team athletes are encouraged and expected to attend every one of their practices, including all bonus training opportunities and dryland activities.
D e d i c a t e d 1 (D1)
These athletes have started to exhibit good swimming skills. They spend their time equally between stroke technique, training skills and processes. D1 team members are offered practices five days a week, with workouts between 1.5 to 2 hrs. The majority of members on this team are between the ages of 11 to 14. D1 athletes are encouraged to attend every practice, and participate in dryland activities.
D e d i c a t e d 2 (D2)
The majority of time with the D2 team is spent working on refining stroke mechanics. These athletes have started to exhibit good swimming skills and will be introduced to some training skills and processes, including racing strategies. Most of the swimmers on the D2 team are between the ages of 11 to 14. D2 members are encouraged to attend every practice, and participate in dryland activities.
D e d i c a t e d 3 (D3)
This group has been reclassified to accommodate families and athletes with a full schedule. These swimmers train with the D2 group, however they participate in one fewer practice per week. Most of the swimmers on the D2 team are between the ages of 11-13, however some stronger 10s may be invited to move up at the coaches discretion. D3 members are encouraged to attend every practice.