DYNAMOS SWIM TRAINING 

7-19 yrs – WINTER-SPRING 2024

 

Team Atomica Dynamos swimming is quality, group swim training with NATIONALLY CERTIFIED expert coaches offering 3 distinct SWIM training groups with tailored goals for both recreational and more serious young athletes and aspiring triathletes.  

Who trains with us?
  • Kids who love to swim
  • High/Primary school swim team members
  • Triathletes
  • Swimmers who don’t want to compete at club meets
  • Athletes who want to swim yet balance their schedule with other sports
  • Water enthusiasts(windsurfing, kayaking, boating, beaching)
  • Students training for Bronze Cross/NLS
Program Focus

Our experienced coaches provide personal attention and technical feedback to each young swimmer regardless of their speed.  Our coaches are passionate about developing each individual instead of identifying and developing talent for club performance.  Participants are not required to attend meets and caregivers are not asked to volunteer. Areas of focus include:

  • Stroke and technique development
  • Dives and turns
  • Speed and efficiency
  • Fun
Who are our Coaches?
We pride ourselves in the quality, experience and expertise of our coaches
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  • National Coaching Certification Program: Triathlon Comp Level 2 & Swimming 101
  • Former Varsity Basketball, Varsity Track & Cross Country & Professional Triathlete
  • Coaching for over 15 years
  • University of Toronto Bachelor Kinesiology
  • Former competitive swimmer and former national club champion
  • National Coaching Certification: Swimming, Triathlon, Cross Country Skiing and Cycling (see NCCP accomplishments)
  • Coaching for over 10 years
  • Former National level Synchronized Swimmer
  • National Coaching Certification: Sychronized swimming, Triathlon
  • Certified Yoga instructor
  • Toronto Metropolitan University Bachelor of Fine Arts in Performance Dance
  • Coaching for over 8 years
What your child receives
  • Expert coaches
  • Positive feedback and confidence
  • Individual attention
  • Free makeup swims within 7 days of a missed swim
Required equipment
  • Goggles that fit,
  • a Swim Cap that fits
  • appropriate Swim Suit for training
  • Fins that fit – these are an incredibly important piece of equipment that helps swimmers acquire confidence and skill through drills and kick exercises.  Here is a sample of a basic set that is perfect for our purposes.  If your swimmer does not have them for the first week, it is not a problem.
  • Plastic Water Bottle (this is optional but if your swimmer wants to bring a water bottle on deck, it must be plastic – NO GLASS)

NOTE:  Coaches may recommend Paddles for older, more serious swimmers but these would be optional

 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

AGES 7 – 11 YRS

*minimum Level 3 LifeSaving Society required

Fun, technique and individual attention are emphasized in this TA Dynamo session.  Coaches will focus on individual attention and motivating swimmers as they learn how to train.  This program goes above regular swim lessons but without the time commitment of a club swim team. This is a great fit for youth thinking about trying out for one of the city’s competitive swim clubs in the future.

Fun Fact:  Swim training in the morning helps set your daily circadian rhythm and preps your brain for learning by challenging your vestibular system?

MONDAYS – Masters co-swim available
Rosedale 7:15 – 8:00 AM Jan 29 – June 10 $355.95 (315+HST)
2 SPOTS Coach Nic NO SWIMS: Feb 12, 19, Mar 11, Apr 1, May 20
WEDNESDAYS – Masters co-swim available
Rosedale 7:15 – 8:00 AM Jan 31 – June 12 $427.14 (378+HST)
FULL Coach Nic NO SWIMS: Feb 14 Mar 13                    
SATURDAYS
Riverdale 12:00 – 1:00 PM Feb 3 – June 15 $372.90 (330+HST)
1 SPOT Coaches Nic, Lucien & Katie NO SWIMS:Feb 17, Mar 9, 16, 30, May 18
SUNDAYS – shared Caregiver lane w/ Membership
Pam McConnell 6:00 – 7:00 PM Feb 4 – June 9 $323.18 (286+HST)
FULL Coaches Nic & Lucien NO SWIMS: Feb 18, Mar 10, 17, 24, 31, May 19

 

email admin@teamatomica.com to register

 

AGES 12 – 15 YRS

*must be able to swim 200m continuously and be comfortable with 2 of the 4 strokes

This Dynamo group offers morning, evening and weekend sessions and continues to focus on technical improvement while learning how to train. Coaches will help swimmers understand how to increase speed while building power and efficiency. Coaches understand and are empathetic to the physical and emotional changes this age group will go through and offer any needed adjustments or adaptations with continued positive reinforcement.

Fun Fact:  Did you know that some of the benefits of swim training in the evening include being able to finish homework before training and to be able to retain more muscle memory by sleeping soon after a training session?

TUESDAYS  – Masters co-swim available
Rosedale 7:00 – 8:00 AM Jan 30 – June 11 $450.87 (399+HST)
Coach Katie NO SWIMS: Mar 12
MONDAYS  – shared Caregiver lane w/ Membership
Riverdale 8:00 – 9:00 PM Jan 29 – June 10 $355.95 (315+HST)
Coach Nic NO SWIMS: Feb 12, 19, Mar 11, Apr 1, May 20
WEDNESDAYS  – shared Caregiver lane w/ Membership
Riverdale 8:00 – 9:00 PM Jan 31 – June 12 $450.87 (399+HST)
Coach Nic NO SWIMS:  Feb 14, Mar 13
SATURDAYS
Riverdale 12:00 – 1:00 PM Feb 3 – June 15 $372.90 (330+HST)
Coaches Nic, Lucien & Katie NO SWIMS:Feb 17, Mar 9, 16, 30, May 18
SUNDAYS – shared Caregiver lane w/ Membership
Pam McConnell 6:00 – 7:00 PM Feb 4 – June 9  $323.18 (286+HST)
Coaches Nic & Lucien NO SWIMS: Feb 18, Mar 10, 17, 24, 31, May 19

 

email admin@teamatomica.com to register

 

AGES 16 – 19 YRS

*must be able to swim 400m continuously and be passionate about interval swim training

This Dynamo group is focused on developing aerobic base, speed and skill. These athletes are not required to race but will train like they intend to!
TUESDAYS  – Masters co-swim available
Rosedale 7:00 – 8:00 AM Jan 30 – June 11 $450.87 (399+HST)
Coach Katie NO SWIMS: Mar 12
MONDAYS  – shared Caregiver lane w/ Membership
Riverdale 8:00 – 9:00 PM Jan 29 – June 10 $355.95 (315+HST)
Coach Nic NO SWIMS: Feb 12, 19, Mar 11, Apr 1, May 20
WEDNESDAYS  – shared Caregiver lane w/ Membership
Riverdale 8:00 – 9:00 PM Jan 31 – June 12 $450.87 (399+HST)
Coach Nic NO SWIMS:  Feb 14, Mar 13
SATURDAYS
Riverdale 12:00 – 1:00 PM Feb 3 – June 15 $372.90 (330+HST)
Coaches Nic, Lucien & Katie NO SWIMS:Feb 17, Mar 9, 16, 30, May 18
SUNDAYS – shared Caregiver lane w/ Membership
Pam McConnell 6:00 – 7:00 PM Feb 4 – June 9  $323.18 (286+HST)
Coaches Nic & Lucien NO SWIMS: Feb 18, Mar 10, 17, 24, 31, May 19

 

email admin@teamatomica.com to register

 

MASTERS CO-SWIMS

If a Dynamos session is marked as having a Masters co-swim available, Team Atomica offers an expertly coached Masters Swimming program at the same time.  Cost and details of these sessions can be found on our Masters Swimming page here.  Note there is one extra swim in each of the Monday & Wednesday Rosedale morning Masters swims than the concurrent Dynamos swims in the Winter/Spring session.

SHARED CAREGIVER LANE
for Annual Membership holders only

Team Atomica Annual Membership holders are currently welcome to swim “uncoached” in ONE shared lane (max. 6 swimmers) at the following practices*

  • Mons   8 – 9 PM   at Riverdale
  • Weds   8 – 9 PM   at Riverdale
  • Suns    6 – 7 PM   at Pam McConnell
  • NOTE:  there is an expectation that all uncoached swimmers are comfortable lane swimmers
  • *above-noted pools may be changed or be discontinued based on the current and future needs of the Dynamos & other Team Atomica programs

The cost of an Annual Membership is $28.25 ($25+HST) and gives members access to participate in a variety of (adult) seasonal outdoor workouts led by Team Atomica‘s expert coaches.  This parent co-swim is being offered as a “Bonus” to that program on a trial basis, no other participation in the Annual Membership program is required by parent co-swimmers.  The Annual Membership year runs from May 1st – April 30th, at which time you have the opportunity to renew on an annual basis. Full Annual Membership program details can be found at: https://teamatomica.com/training/membership/

 

 

2024 Junior Swimming Terms & Conditions
  • NO REFUNDS after a session starts.  In the case of a needed cancellation, CREDIT only minus applicable ADMIN FEE will be applied to your account
  • ADMIN FEE $25+HST applies to any Session Registration changes (ie. switching days, time, pool, cancellations, Injury Credit requests etc.)
  • MAKE-UP SWIMS can be made at any other age-appropriate Team Atomica swim workout, space permitting, within 7 days before or after a missed swim (including for COVID-related reasons
  • INJURY in the case of an injury (or sickness) that keeps you out of the pool for more than 3 consecutive weeks, we will apply a credit (minus ADMIN FEE per Session) to your account for half of the missed swims and still hold your session spot for you provided you let us know at the time your injury has prevented you from swimming.  If you do not want your session spot(s) held for you, we will apply a full credit (minus ADMIN FEE per Session) to your account for any missed swims as of the day you request this option. Dynamos swimming Credits are either $21+HST or $22+HST per swim depending on the session..
  • FORMS Waiver and Athlete Profile must be submitted annually and is valid April 1st-March 30th. Your registration is not complete with out them and if you swim in the Winter/Spring session, you will be required to complete an updated set by April 1st, 2024
  • FULL SESSION CANCELLATION if Team Atomica needs to cancel a session for any reason, a full refund for any remaining swims will be given
  • WEATHER & OTHER CANCELLATIONS OUT OF TEAM ATOMICA’S CONTROL (ie Labour Strikes, pool staff not showing up etc.) In the case of the first such cancellation within a Session, you will be provided with a 7-Day Make-up swim only at another Team Atomica available session.  In the case of further cancellations out of Team Atomica‘s control, Team Atomica reserves the right to provide a CREDIT only or Session extension as compensation.  In the case of an extended pool closure of 3+ weeks, REFUNDS will be Issued.
  • COACHES are subject to change

 

Team Atomica General Policies & Procedures
  • Anti-Harassment and Discrimination Policy
  • General Conduct Policy
  • Use of Likeness for Promotional Purposes

The above Policies have been updated as of January 11, 2023. Details can be found at: https://teamatomica.com/about-team-atomica/policy-and-procedures/