Training, Technique & Skill Development Programs
To develop the aerobic capacity of consistent peak performers takes years and years; actually, it typically takes a decade. But to make gains, to improve within a single year there is only one way to do it – well, at least only one healthy way to do it – and that is by developing the skills and improving on the techniques specific to the sport. Since pool time is often a limiting factor, and because aerobic capacity can be built equally in or out of the pool, the optimal use of in-pool time is in refining the art and science of swimming. The result of this focus in training: Provincial Masters Swimming Champions, Provincial Masters Swimming Records, National Masters Open Water Champions, and countless podiums at Open Water Swim, Multisport (e.g. Aquathlon) and Triathlon events (see ‘Results’ webpages from main menu).
TOETT partners with TOEST (The Olympian Experience Swim Team) and jTOEST (Juniors team) for all swimming programs. Programs are designed for all levels of swimmers, open water swimmers and triathletes, from novice to competitive, for juniors (jTOEST ages 6-17) and masters (TOEST ages 18+) athletes.
Swim Programs for Masters (18+) Athletes
Swim Programs for Junior (7-12 and 12+) Athletes
Open Water Swimming for Juniors (12+)
The C3 Triathlon Club in Caledon Ontario hosts two open water swim events each summer – the Caledon Quarry Swims I & II – and junior athletes are permitted to compete in distances starting from 400m. To encourage juniors to try open water swimming (and then triathlons) our program emphasizes training distance as well as the skills required to swim in open water (e.g. sighting, pack swimming, drafting). Plus, to make the events that much more enjoyable TOETT has acquired a small inventory of small to medium sized wetsuits for our junior athletes to use in competition. With junior athletes growing quickly, its a big ask for parents to invest in wetsuits year over year so TOETT wants to make the sport just that much more accessible. For details or registration info contact firstname.lastname@example.org.