High Performance Team (HPT)
HPT training and selection process is established for the 2025 Canada Games
Athletes would take part in these sessions in addition to their regular club practices. Athletes need to currently be a registered swimmer with NLAS, and be born 2004-2010, inclusive.
Winter and Spring 2023 Monthly clinics
Monthly clinics are on going approximately 2-4 hours of pool time.
Sessions are as follows:
Summit: Saturday, Jan 28th: 6:30 - 9:30am (NOTE: later start time)
Summit: Saturday, Feb. 18 4:30 - 8:30pm
Summit: Saturday, April 15th: 6:30 - 9:30am
Final 2 Monthly Clinics added for this spring.
Aquarena: Wednesday, May 31 5-7pm
Aquarena: Wednesday, June 14 5-7pm
Note: Pool time is scheduled after Strength and Conditioning, normally 4-5pm on Wednesday. S & C will end early at 4:45 to allow time for athletes to travel to the Aquarena. We suggest carpooling from S & C to the Aquarena to alleviate parents' taxi service!
Fee: $10/swimmer for each clinic
Registration must be completed online, one session at a time. HPT Monthly Sessions Payment Page
Summer 2023 camps
The two 1-week camps are scheduled for July 10-14 and Aug. 14-18 at Summit Centre.
Attendance at one 1-week camp is compulsory to be considered for the Canada Summer Games 2025 Team, and attendance at both camps is strongly encouraged (with the understanding that families may have had vacations already booked). The goal of the camps is to develop and evaluate the athletes' overall abilities with focus on the skills for CSG 2025 to help coaches make the final selection for the CSG Team. As well, it will help coaches identify potential solo and duet competitors.
The camps will be comprised of pool time, as well as various other sessions facilitated by outside experts regarding such topics as nutrition, mental health, flexibility, choreography, etc. Additional details and schedules will be communicated as confirmations are made. We are actively working on creating the best schedule we can to make it a fun and enjoyable learning experience for all our athletes.
Strength and conditioning (S & C) training
The next phase to our athlete development in preparation for the Canada Summer Games 2025 team selection includes strength and conditioning (S & C) training at the provincial High Performance Centre (HPC) at the Newfoundland and Labrador Sports Centre on 90 Crosbie Road.
The goal is to provide a high performance program that promotes and supports increased physical conditioning, skill development and overall athlete development tailored to artistic swimming. We are working with the Executive Director of the HPC to develop this S & C program.
This program is offered free of charge to high performance athletes of Provincial Sport Organizations, including NLAS.
The sessions will be Wednesdays at 4pm and Saturdays at 12pm. At least one session per week is mandatory with the expectation that if an athlete cannot attend the second session as well they coordinate with the trainer to make it up at another time. Consistency is required to see strength and conditioning benefits, and the skills and programs our athletes will be taught can be used for years to come outside of their Canada Games journey.
Fall 2023 Evaluation Sessions
We have our schedule for October and November pool times, but we are waiting on some confirmation for December. Here's the current schedule:
September 16th - Saturday - 9:00-11:15am - MUN - Meet on deck (G2)
September 24th - Sunday - 6:30-8:30am - CBS - Meet on deck (G1)
October 14th - Saturday - 8:30-10:30am - MUN - Meet in viewing area (G2)
October 28th - Saturday - 7:00-10:00am - Summit - Meet upstairs *Insects/Pattern change evaluation day + Flex Set if time
October 29th - Sunday - 6:30-8:30am - CBS - Meet on deck (All tech elements and HPT set)
November 18th - Saturday - TBD (Morning) - MUN - LTAD weekend clinic - Will include some practice only time for CSG - No evaluations.
**November 25th - Saturday - 8:45am-12:00pm - MUN - Meet in changeroom (G1 & G2)
**December 1st - Friday - 8:15-9:30pm - CBS - Meet in changeroom (athletes will need to come stretched) (HPT set + Flex set)
**December 2nd - Saturday - 5:00-8:30pm - Summit - Meet in Maher (Insects + Tech Elements, Flex set if there wasn't time on Friday)
To offset the cost of these sessions, two $90 payments are due Oct. 15 and Nov. 15. Link to payments page can be found here.Fall 2023 Evaluation Sessions