Part of the performance development of athletes is preparing them for the experience of competing in an atypical environment – a different climate, time zone, venue, competition, as well as being able to work with new/different teammates and a different coach.
The Southwest Classic in Tucson, AZ, (May 19-22) fulfills most of those criteria, with the added benefit of having top-notch competition; with the professional Ford Aquatics training at the competition venue, our swimmers who attended last year had the experience of competing against multiple Olympians, gold medalists, and world-record holders.
With the aim of selecting the best swimmers, regardless of stroke category, we will once again utilize Canadian 18&U (YOB 1998 and later) LCM rankings, up to and including Canadian Olympic Trials.
Declaration of Availability for Selection:
Once again, we will be requiring that all swimmers and coaches wishing to be considered for selection complete the online declaration of availability for selection. See the selection criteria above for links to the online declaration form.