Swim Groups:  Swordfish groups our swimmers on age, swim ability and both physical and mental literacy .  Each swim group has a primary coach and works under the guide of our Head Coach.  

Locations:  Practices will be at the SAIT,  Foothills Highwood and Repsol pools.  Additional pools in Calgary maybe added as required.  Groups will may swim out of multiple pools during the week.  All swim groups are not always at the same pool, this varies with space and time availability

Duration:  Generally, swimmers have scheduled practice times between 1-2 hours per night, Monday to Friday, based on their practice group i.e. age and ability.
Pool times vary between 4:30-9:30 PM.  Our older age groups also may have morning swim sessions between 6-9am.

Schedules: Our schedules are posted monthly and updated throughout the year.  

Dryland Training:  Certain swim groups will require swimmers to be at practice prior to pool time for dryland training.  For dryland please bring clothes, like a gym strip, and clean runners to wear on the pool deck.

Missed Practices: If your swimmer is unable to attend their own practice they can swim with the group down, but they cannot swim up. This means swimmers from the black squad can swim with green, green can swim with red, red can swim with orange and so on.  Swimmers can not swim in more than one swim group on the same day.  Swimming in a different group must be communicated with your coach prior to it occurring.


Practice Expectations

As with all activities we choose to commit to, we get out of “it” what we put into it. As a member of the Swordfish Swim Club, we look forward to YOU meeting new people,
making new friends, having new experiences, achieving goals you never knew you could, and competing as a TEAM at swim meets. That all starts in practice…

That’s right! YOU belong to a competitive swim team now! Although swimming is generally considered to be an individual sport, WE train, WE improve, WE cheer, WE compete; and, WE do this as a team! Practice expectations are simple…make every practice you can - don’t come to practice when you’re sick or have prior family commitments.

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