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Age Group Swimming

Year round swimming in our province is divided into three divisions: Nova Tech, Age Group and Pre-Competitive.

Nova Tech swimming is designed to meet the needs of our younger and less experienced athletes by providing a dynamic and fun competitive experience.

Age Group swimming is designed for swimmers that meet the graduation standards from Nova Tech that wish to compete in meets. Swimmers that are new to the sport may still compete at the Nova Tech series of meets. Swimmers wishing to compete at higher levels must acheive various time standards such as East Coast, Age Group Nationals, Easterns or Senior Nationals. Once swimmers have earned these qualifiying standards they can attend these competitions.

Pre Competitive Swimming is designed for athletes that do not wish to compete in any age group or Nova Tech meets. They may choose to swim for fitness, or for social reasons. All of our clubs do offer a pre-competitive component within their club structure. Swimmers can switch to Nova Tech or age group at anytime throughout the season if they choose so.

Competitive Program

There are approximately 23 swim meets held in our province at the provincial level, and four national level meets each year. This year, we have approximately 900 athletes in the water. On average there are 30-40 volunteer officials and office workers running one meet.

The Nova Tech swimming series is designed to meet the needs of our younger and less experienced athletes by providing a dynamic and fun competitive experience. The goals of the Nova Tech series are to promote self-improvement and friendly competition. Nova Tech was designed to ensure that athletes learn good swimming skills, set goals and learn to train and work with other athletes both male and female. Families are encouraged to attend and watch their meets; this program is unique to Nova Scotia.