jTOEST – The Junior Masters (13+)
Unless you are a swimmer who started at an early age (e.g. 5-8) with an age group swim club and progressed through the club’s levels, there aren’t many or maybe any swim clubs that accept an athlete new to swimming in their tweens or teens. Considering that Canada’s most decorated swimmer – Penny Oleksiak – was rejected by several swim clubs because she couldn’t swim a full length at the age of 9, reveals how unique and important is our Junior Masters program.
We believe there is a need for a Junior Masters program so that those athletes aged 12-17 who don’t necessarily fit into the existing infrastructure of age group swim clubs have the opportunity to start in the sport swimming at their level, and with athletes of more comparable maturity (as opposed to joining 6 or 7 year olds).
The Junior Masters Program, aka jTOEST is for…
Ex-club swimmers who want to continue swimming but in a skill and technique focused program, without the focus on competition like that of typical age group swim clubs;
High school swimmers who want to compete and qualify for OFSAA but need to supplement the training with their high school team with technique and stroke specific training;
High school swimmers who must compete in the Open category as a result of being on a waterpolo team or a synchronized swim team who need to supplement their high school swim team training; and,
Triathletes (U18) who need access to swim training or who want to supplement their swim training with the focus that an experienced swim and triathlon coach can offer.
Training Dates & Times:
SPECIAL Skills Training Session
Junior Masters train 4x/week in the pool and 2x/week dryland.
Skills Training x 12 Sessions
Wednesday evenings are going to be special: with the session a bit shorter, we thought that maximizing this time would be utilized best if it was a skills training session. There are three (3) options and interested athletes are asked to select one (1) option for the entire session duration. The options:
Open & Closed (Flip) Turns and Wall Push-Offs: Coach Aimee will take a maximum of 6 athletes and work specifically on turns. This option is designed for those athletes who are performing in-water starts at competition, and who want to take their training and racing to the next level. Once you have the stroke basics for competition, the next opportunity to increase speed is turns. Dives happen once per event, turns… there is at least one in a 50m event, three in a 100m event, etc… Well executed turns offer the opportunity to take off loads of time without having to swim any faster!
Dive Starts (Pool Deck or Starting Block): Coach Serena will take a maximum of 6 athletes and will prepare athletes to incorporate dive starts into both training and competition. Having dove with Gatquatic Diving, Serena has learnt and trained the drills that allow athletes to explode off the blocks with power, maximize flight time, and maintain the streamline posture needed to take the start speed into the water entry and all the way to the stroke break out.
2 Beat: Coach MJ will take a maximum of 6 athletes and will either start at the beginning or continue to work with the athlete on improving their execution of 2 Beat Backstroke & Freestyle swimming.
Dryland: Click Here to link to the TOETT.ca website for training dates/times, location & fees.
Dryland Training fees are in addition to in pool training fees. Visit the TOETT Dryland webpage for registration and payment options.
Why do Dryland Training… Click Here to link to our Before & After Dryland Results page
STEP 1 : REGISTER
Complete the form by clicking on the ‘Sign Up Now’ button
STEP 2 : Payment via Auto Deposit
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4x sessions / week
$590 (in full) or 2x $295
Due at registration and payment #2 prior to Jan 30