COMPETITIVE

4LSAs Competitive Pathway, Stage 1: Getting the right tools

LANE 1 SQUAD

Our novice swimmers begin their journey through the competitive pathway in this group. This program looks to attract children who show an interest in the sport of swimming, excitement and willingness to pursue their potential. Swimmers will develop correct stroke mechanics, technical skills, while nurturing sport values and learning the habits of a good athlete.

LANE 2 SQUAD

In the second stage of our competitive program, swimmers continue their development while special emphasis is put on nurturing values key for future growth within the sport. In this squad swimmers will continue to refine stroke mechanics & technical skills while gradually progressing to more complex sessions. Concepts like stroke efficiency, resistance to movement in the water, stroke count, good sportsmanship, teamwork and commitment to the training program will be introduced and nurtured.

4LSAs Competitive Pathway, Stage 2: Building the engine

LANE 3 NOVICE SQUAD

In this program, swimmers begin the transition to a more demanding training regime. Further technical development, a solid understanding of all the different aspects involved in swimming performance, as well as education and development of healthy habits to support the progression of a swimmers growth. The cornerstone of this program is the 200 IM and the 400 Freestyle.

LANE 3 JUNIOR SQUAD

As swimmers progress through 4LSA's competitive structure, the priority in this squad is to develop training capacity as well as refinement of all technical and mental aspects necessary for future performance. Developing training capacity, awareness of competition strategy, training cycles, goal setting, time management and healthy habits are the main outcomes at this level.

4LSAs Competitive Pathway, Stage 3: Maximizing the engine

LANE 4 SQUAD

As we reach the 4th stage of our competitive pathway, swimmers in this squad have gone through several years of formation and can now target specific goals. They are expected to be rounded athletes with great technical skills, well developed physiological capacities, and showing a mature approach when dealing with setbacks and challenges. Swimmers in this squad have a full commitment to the sport of swimming.

4LSAs Competitive Pathway, Stage 4: Swimming Performance

LANE 4 PERFORMANCE SQUAD

This is 4LSA’s top squad and a program for the most dedicated swimmers, ambitious, motivated and that have a clear vision of what they aspire to achieve. The Lane 4 Performance swimmers are expected to act as role models for every other swimmer in the program and lead the way when setting the standards of 4th Lane Swim Academy.