Group Descriptions - Competitive

White 1 (8 - 10 years old)

This is our entry competitive level. Swimmers will have graduated out Jr. Goldfins Program and be introduced to competition and racing experiences.

Target Group: Swimmers aged 8-10 who are performing beyond the Jr. Goldfins program in competition and in practice.

Outcome Goals: Introduction of longer races, build positive relationships with teammates, advance all 4 strokes, to see the value of hard and consistent work.

Mental Skills: "Just do it", go and give it your best shot.

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White 2 (8 - 10 years old)

This is our entry competitive level. Swimmers will have graduated out Jr. Goldfins Program and be introduced to competition and racing experiences.

Target Group: Swimmers aged 8-10 who are performing beyond the Jr. Goldfins program in competition and in practice.

Outcome Goals: introduction of longer races, build positive relationships with teammates, advance all 4 strokes, to see the value of hard and consistent work.

Mental Skills: "Just do it", go and give it your best shot.

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White 3 (9 - 11 years old)

This is our third competitive level. Swimmers will start looking to qualify for Jr. Provincials and for Manitoba/Saskatchewan Championships.

Target Group: Swimmers aged 9-11 who are performing beyond the White 2 program in competition and in practice.

Outcome Goals: introduce longer swims in training, to become a role model through action, to test skills under load, to set and be part of attaining group/TEAM goals.

Mental Skills: setting technical goals for each practice and race.

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Blue 12 (10 - 12 years old)

This is our fourth competitive level. Swimmers will start to attend 3-4 day invitationals in addition to attending Jr. Provincials, Manitoba/Saskatchewan Championships and out of province competitions.

Target Group: Swimmers aged 10-12 who are performing beyond the White 3 program in competition and in practice.

Outcome Goals: to become an "all round swimmers", to race long distance and Individual Medley, learn the process of training towards a peak meet, to communicate with your coach.

Mental Skills: Goal setting progressively from meet to meet (self-reflection).

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Blue 14 (12 - 14 years old)

This is our fifth competitive level. Swimmers will attend 3-4 day invitationals in addition to attending Jr. Provincials, Manitoba/Saskatchewan Championships and out of province competitions.

Target Group: Swimmers aged 12-14 who are performing beyond the Blue 12 program in competition and in practice.

Outcome Goals: to race all events, to improve distance swims in training, to build a positive view of self, introduction to leadership opportunities.

Mental Skills: Seasonal goal setting (short term)

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Blue 16 (12 - 20 years old)

B16 – SwimFit 

Target Audience 

The Saskatoon Goldfins Swim Club is now offering a swim fitness group designed for those swimmers looking for less commitment than our other competitive options while still training with a qualified professional coach in a community of committed and inclusive athletes.  Swimmers that will benefit from this program and current and past Goldfins swimmers, lifeguards looking to improve their swimming skills and/or athletes from the other aquatic sports looking to improve their fitness (ie: artistic swimming and or water polo).  Swimmers looking to stay in the water through the winter are welcome to join Goldfins B16! 

 

Who 

  1. Current and former Goldfins swimmers 13 & over 

  1. Aquatic athlete looking for endurance and speed training (artistic swimming, water polo) 

  1. Lifeguards or anyone looking to improve their swimming to become a lifeguard 

  1. Triathletes  

 

Schedule (all swims at the Shaw Center) 

Monday 7:30-9:00 pm 

Friday 7:30-9:00 pm 

Saturday 4:30-6:00 pm 

 

Group Description 

The Goldfins Blue 16 group is our noncompetitive group, allowing swimmers to register for 2x or 3x per week as a way to either join late or to stay longer in the sport of swimming while participating in other sports or activities.  Swimmers will be training in an inclusive environment with a professional coach committed to their enjoyment and improvement in the sport of swimming. 

2x/week - Monday/Friday 

3x/week - Monday/Friday/Saturday 

Start Date: January 8, 2024

Fee: 2x/week $175, 3x/week $203

Outcome Goals 

To foster a love of swimming and to help athlete transition from competitive swimming into being fit for life.  For new members, the outcome will be to grow a love of swimming in a positive manner that will give them a sport for life. 


Blue 18 (15 - 18 years old)

This is our first high school competitive level, allowing for swimmers to choose 5x/week or 7x/week depending on outside of swimming activity levels. Swimmers will attend 3-4 day invitationals in addition to attending Jr. Provincials, Manitoba/Saskatchewan Championships and out of province meets.

B18(a) is swimming 5x/week             

B18(b) is swimming 7x/week

Target Group: Swimmers aged 15-18 who are performing beyond the Blue 14 program in competition and in practice.

Outcome Goals: continued improvement in training and competition, convert to a best stroke/race, to allow for outside of swimming activities, have in season and peak season expectations.

Mental Skills: Creating an "Ideal" Performance State.

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Gold 12 (10 - 12 years old)

This is our fourth competitive level. Swimmers will start to attend 3-4 day invitationals in addition to attending Jr. Provincials, Manitoba/Saskatchewan Championships and out of province competitions.

Target Group: Swimmers aged 10-12 who are performing beyond the Blue 12 program in competition and in practice.

Outcome Goals: to become an "all round swimmers", to race long distance and Individual Medley, learn the process of training towards a peak meet, to communicate with your coach.

Mental Skills: Goal setting progressively from meet to meet (self-reflection).

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Gold 14 (12 - 14 years old)

This is our sixth competitive level. Swimmers will attend 3-4 day invitationals in addition to attending Jr. Provincials, Manitoba/Saskatchewan Championships, out of province competitions and look to qualify for national level meets.

Target Group: Swimmers aged 12-14 who are performing beyond the Blue 14 program in competition and in practice.

Outcome Goals: to develop an athletes lifestyle (sleep/nutrition), to lead through example, to communicate with the coach, to have in season and peak season meet expectations.

Mental Skills: Creating an "Ideal" Performance State.

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Gold 16 (14 - 16 years old)

This is our second high school competitive level. Swimmers will attend 3-4 day invitationals in addition to attending Jr. Provincials, Manitoba/Saskatchewan Championships, out of province competitions and look to qualify for national level meets.

Target Group: Swimmers aged 14-16 who are performing beyond the Gold 14/Blue 18 program in competition and in practice.

Outcome Goals: to enhance an athletes lifestyle (sleep/nutrition), to lead through example at competitions, sprint training introduced at this stage, to have in season and peak season meet expectations.

Mental Skills: Getting to an "Ideal" Performance State at big meets.

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Gold 18 (16 & Over)

This is our third high school competitive level. Swimmers will attend 3-4 day invitationals in addition to attending Jr. Provincials, Manitoba/Saskatchewan Championships, out of province competitions and national level meets.

Target Group: Swimmers aged 16+ , who are performing beyond the Gold 16 program in competition and in practice.

Outcome Goals: to introduce specialization, to use in season meets as benchmark testing, development of sprint training at coaches discretion, be ready for and have a desire for varsity swimming.

Mental Skills: Performance on demand

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Post Secondary (18 & Over)

A program for Goldfins Members swimming outside of Saskatoon and attending University.  Swimmers will be able to participate in training during holidays and will be supported with a training group May-July.

Cost: $1300


As of 2/27/2024 11:40:49 PM Canada Central Standard Time