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 (U19) 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.