Cape Breton Dorados
Competitive swimming is different than swimming lessons because the focus is on building speed, strength, and endurance.
Each practice is organized around the correct method of achieving the four strokes: freestyle, breast stroke, back stroke, and butterfly; performing starts and turns; and building up endurance in swimming; and most importantly Having Fun!
Essential elements of competitive swimming include mental training, physical fitness training, nutrition, and good sportsmanship.
Training for Tokyo
Training is useless if you can’t tell where you’re going, or where you’ve come from!
To that end, we have a program to keep track of the swim distances covered during each practice.
The team's goal is to swim a combined distance equal to the distance between Cape Breton and Tokyo - the location of the Olympics in 2020 - that would be a total of 10,668 km!
Distances so far...
2015/2016 - 1,348 km
2016/2017 - 1,811 km
2017/2018 - 2,559 km
2018/2019 - 2,980 km
Total to date - 8,698 km
Remind your swimmer to log their distance after each practice!