There are two streams in the High Performance Program – Excellence and Development. To qualify to participate in either HP Program, the athlete must achieve a set standard in Excellence Skill Testing. There will be figure, routine, fitness and flexibility components to this testing.
Testing for the 2016-2017 season was completed in June 2016. In total, 29 athletes qualified for participation in the High Performance Program.
Ten athletes were named to the Saskatchewan Provincial Team based on a series of trials events held over the season. The Provincial Team attended a week long training camp in Canmore. Athletes were also invited to attend one of two two-day summer camps.
The swimmers will participate in two training camps – October 29th - 30th in Regina and January 14th - 15th in Saskatoon. The camps consist of training technical skills (figures and routines), creative development, flexibility, fitness conditioning, strength training, mental training and self-esteem development, and nutrition. Guest Clinician for the October camp was Elise Marcotte, Synchro Canada Olympian.
High Performance trials for the 2016-2017 season are tentatively scheduled for June 10.
Contact the SS High Performance Director for more information.