Squad Information


THE CALGARY PATRIOTS SWIM PROGRAM

The Club is structured with a 7 Level Competitive Program based on the Long-Term Development in Sport and Physical Activity Model (LTAD). This structure allows for the development of athletes as they progress through the sport of competitive swimming. Each level requires an increase in commitment level from both the swimmer and the parents. The Calgary Partiots Swim Club is not a learn to swim program. Individuals looking for a learn to swim program are encouraged to register with Calgary P-Too.

White & Green Squads (LTAD "Fundamentals") 

The White & Green Squads are the Patriots’ introduction into competitive swimming. They are aimed at young (8-10), inexperienced swimmers and place emphasis on the development of competitive swimming skills. Fun and enjoyment in the water is a vital part of this program. Competitions (Fundamental Circuit Meets) are generally local, are held approximately every four (4) weeks, with limited opportunity to travel.

The White Squad swims three times per week for 90 minutes at Mount Royal University and/or Glenmore Pool. The Green Squad swims two times per week for 90 minutes at Mount Royal University or Glenmore Pool.

Grey Squad - (LTAD "Learn to Train")

Grey Squad is the Patriots’ third level of competitive swimming. It is aimed at swimmers aged 9 to 11. Emphasis at this level is still placed on the development of the competitive skills and enjoyment of the sport. Competitions are held approximately every four (4) weeks with local meets and meets around the Province.

The Grey Squad swims four times per week, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday for 90 minutes at Mount Royal University.

Black Squad (LTAD "Learn to Train")

Black Squad is the Patriots’ advanced age group program aimed at swimmers aged 10 to 12. The emphasis in this squad is geared toward the competitive aspect of the sport with weight placed on the achievement of provincial qualifying times. Swim meets at this level are approximately every three to four weeks with opportunities to travel throughout Alberta.

The Black Squad swims five times per week, Monday to Saturday for 90 minutes per session at Mount Royal University.

Red Squad (LTAD "Train to Train")

The Red Squad is the next step in age group swimming and is designed for swimmers aged 11-13. This Squad aims to guide swimmers through their final years of age group swimming and develop the skills necessary to succeed in senior swimming. Dryland training is introduced at this level. Swim meets at this level are approximately every three to four weeks with opportunities to travel throughout Western Canada.

The Red Squad swims six times per week for 90 to 120 minutes per session at MNP Community & Sport Centre and Mount Royal University.

Bronze Squad (LTAD "Train to Train/Train to Compete")

The Bronze Squad is the Patriots’ final step in age group swimming and is designed for swimmers aged 12-14. In this squad, we elevate the training intensity and environment with the goal of achieving an Alberta Champs time. Swim meets at this level are approximately every three to four weeks with opportunities to travel throughout Western Canada.

The Bronze Squad swims six times per week for 90 to 120 minutes per session at MNP Community & Sport Centre and Mount Royal University.

Silver Squad (LTAD "Train to Compete")

The Silver Squad is the Patriots’ first introduction to "senior" level training. At this level, the training becomes more intense while still maintaining a large emphasis on the continued development of swimming and life skills.The focus is to develop swimmers to be more complete athletes and to be individuals fully involved with the process of improvement. 

The Silver Squad trains seven times per week for 90 to 120 minutes per session at MNP Community & Sport Centre, Mount Royal University, and Seton on Sundays.

Gold Squad (LTAD "Train to Compete/Train to Win")

The Gold Squad is the Patriots’ elite training program. At this level the emphasis is placed on performance and the attainment of Western and National qualifying times. Emphasis is placed on the refinement of both the physical and life skills necessary to compete at an elite level and understanding the process of training.

The Gold Squad trains at MNP Community & Sport Centre and at Seton on Sundays.