Cape Breton Dorados

Building Skills

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.

Join the Team!

Our swim program is open to swimmers as young as six years old, and who are able to swim 25 meters.

Contact the team with any questions.

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!

Time Until the Tokyo Olympics 

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