In 2012-2013, Saskatchewan Artistic Swimming took part in the High Performance Planning Initiative offered by Sask Sport to enhance the level of High Performance planning and HP outcomes for Saskatchewan Sport.
The process of examining of our strengths/weaknesses, benchmarks, and completing a gap analysis helped our organization develop a more effective High Performance plan and produce the High Performance Goals and Programs. The overarching goal of the program is to create a structure to qualify athletes for the 13-15 and Junior National Team programs.
There are two streams in the High Performance Program – Excellence and Development. To qualify to participate in either HP Program, the athlete must achieve a set standard in Excellence Skill Testing. Testing involves figure, routine, fitness and flexibility components.
Testing for the 2019-2020 season was completed in June 2019.
Ten athletes were named to the Saskatchewan Provincial Team based on a series of trials events held over the season. The Provincial Team attended a week long training camp in Canmore. Athletes were also invited to attend one of two two-day summer camps.
The swimmers will participate in two training camps. The camps consist of training technical skills (figures and routines), creative development, flexibility, fitness conditioning, strength training, mental training and self-esteem development, and nutrition.
Contact the SAS High Performance Director for more information.