Dear SWIMMERS and PARENTS:
Niagara's year-round competitive swim team, Brock Niagara Aquatics, starts into a new season each September, with Pre-Competitive programs (Olympic Way & Teen Competitive Skills) beginning in September, January, and April.
It is swimmers such as yourselves who make up our team; so we would like to invite you to join us!
Brock Niagara Aquatics is the competitive swimming component of the overall Brock Aquatics program. Offerings include a complete competitive swimming program encompassing approximately 150 Niagara young people. This team has operated out of the Brock University since the pool opened in 1981, and is proud of the team tradition of producing swimmers to represent Canada in international competitions while still providing basics for those who have yet to reach that level. Various squads within the team provide for all interested swimmers, ranging from novice racers to experienced international competitors. Several swimmers who have come through Brock's Learn-to-Swim program in past years have gone on to National and International swimming success while representing Brock Niagara.
Novice or Competitive?
Novice Groups: Olympic Way & Teen Competitive Skills
Young swimmers ages 7-12 just starting out in the sport generally fit into the Brock Olympic Way program for one or more sessions. Olympic Way comprises two practices weekly, in ten-week sessions throughout the school year; with a chance to compete once within each session.
Teenagers starting into the sport, or just looking for fitness or triathlete training, might wish to try our Teen Competitive Skills program which offers three practices weekly in ten-week sessions.
Registration for these ten-week programmes is through Brock Aquatics.
Those with experience in one of those programs already, or with a competitive background elsewhere, may be ready for the challenge of more advanced Brock Niagara groups that are compatible in age and ability.
Check out our Team Information 2014-15 page for a detailed description of each group offered within the club.
Swimmers entering full-year competitive groups for the first time have a three-week trial period to ensure they enjoy what they are doing.
Why Try Swimming?
- Swimming develops wonderful cardiovascular endurance, the most important key to physical fitness.
- Swimming is a sport in which its participants really do participate—all swimmers are busy for the entire length of the practice session. Swimmers at different levels of competence all participate fully and equally during practices. No bench-sitting, time-outs, or intermissions.
- Swimming is the best sport in terms of proportional muscular development.
- Swimming enhances a child's natural flexibility by exercising all major joints through a wide range of motion.
- Swimming develops superior coordination by requiring combinations of complex movements of all parts of the body.
- Swimming is the most injury-free of all youth sports.
- Swimming is a sport that will bring children fitness and enjoyment for life... no one will ever be too old to enjoy a swim.