High Performance Team

High Performance Team (HPT)

HPT training and selection process is established for the 2025 Canada Games

Athletes would take part in these sessions in addition to their regular club practices. Athletes need to currently be a registered swimmer with NLAS, and be born 2004-2010, inclusive.

Monthly clinics

Monthly clinics are on going approximately 2-4 hours of pool time.

Sessions are as follows:


Summit: Saturday, Jan 28th: 6:30 - 9:30am (NOTE: later start time)

Summit: Saturday, Feb. 18 4:30 - 8:30pm
Summit: Saturday, April 15th: 6:30 - 9:30am


Final 2 Monthly Clinics added for this spring.

Aquarena: Wednesday, May 31 5-7pm

Aquarena: Wednesday, June 14 5-7pm

Note: Pool time is scheduled after Strength and Conditioning, normally 4-5pm on Wednesday. S & C will end early at 4:45 to allow time for athletes to travel to the Aquarena. We suggest carpooling from S & C to the Aquarena to alleviate parents' taxi service!
Fee: $10/swimmer for each clinic

Registration must be completed online, one session at a time. HPT Monthly Sessions Payment Page

Summer camps

The two 1-week camps are scheduled for July 10-14 and Aug. 14-18 at Summit Centre.

Attendance at one 1-week camp is compulsory to be considered for the Canada Summer Games 2025 Team, and attendance at both camps is strongly encouraged (with the understanding that families may have had vacations already booked). The goal of the camps is to develop and evaluate the athletes' overall abilities with focus on the skills for CSG 2025 to help coaches make the final selection for the CSG Team. As well, it will help coaches identify potential solo and duet competitors.

The camps will be comprised of pool time, as well as various other sessions facilitated by outside experts regarding such topics as nutrition, mental health, flexibility, choreography, etc. Additional details and schedules will be communicated as confirmations are made. We are actively working on creating the best schedule we can to make it a fun and enjoyable learning experience for all our athletes.

HPT Single Day Summer Training Camps

Strength and conditioning (S & C) training

The next phase to our athlete development in preparation for the Canada Summer Games 2025 team selection includes strength and conditioning (S & C) training at the provincial High Performance Centre (HPC) at the Newfoundland and Labrador Sports Centre on 90 Crosbie Road.

The goal is to provide a high performance program that promotes and supports increased physical conditioning, skill development and overall athlete development tailored to artistic swimming. We are working with the Executive Director of the HPC to develop this S & C program.
This program is offered free of charge to high performance athletes of Provincial Sport Organizations, including NLAS.
The sessions will be Wednesdays at 4pm and Saturdays at 12pm. At least one session per week is mandatory with the expectation that if an athlete cannot attend the second session as well they coordinate with the trainer to make it up at another time. Consistency is required to see strength and conditioning benefits, and the skills and programs our athletes will be taught can be used for years to come outside of their Canada Games journey.

Tech Team Clinics

Fall 2023: tech team clinics 2 times/month for 4 months

More information will be passed along as it becomes available.

Payments and registration for these sessions are found on the Payment Page.

Canada Games Head Coach Ad

Newfoundland and Labrador Artistic Swimming (NLAS) is seeking applicants for the

following positions:

Head Coach for the High Performance Team (HPT) in preparation for the Canada

Summer Games 2025.

Duties would include:

- develop 2.5 Yearly Training Plan (YTP) for the training group upon job

commencement to August 2025

- plan the monthly clinics and camps based on the YTP

- develop selection criteria and timeline for team and extras

- determine how routines will be developed/selected

- plan for nationally competing routines

- oversee all aspects of athlete development

- attend and run all in pool practices and summer/training camps in the 2023/24 and

2024-25 seasons.

- coordinate with dry land training experts for Strength and Conditioning sessions


- update PSO board and HPP committee on progress and issues

Assistant Coach for the High Performance Team (HPT) in preparation for the Canada

Summer Games 2025

Duties would include:

- assist with implementation of Head Coach training plans

- oversee athlete competition registration and necessary administration duties

The ideal candidates will fill the following requirements:

- completion or willingness to complete prior to the 2025 Games: Development

Certified or equivalent, in compliance with NLAS and Canada Artistic Swimming (CAS)


- familiarity with the evolution and the significant recent changes of the sport of artistic


- minimum of 2 years Artistic Swimming coaching experience, and an ability to

work with athletes of all levels

- familiarity with Canadian Sport, including Long-Term Development Framework, True

Sport principles and Safe Sport training, and Responsible Coaching Movement.

- Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders must be up to date and maintained

- flexibility to work evenings, weekends, holidays as required.

- willingness and ability to work and travel in the St. John’s metro area and within


- clear, up to date Sterling Backcheck.

- coach must be in good standing with CAS and NLAS

- availability to assist with two 1-week camps in July and August 2023

We are offering a paid role with compensation commensurate with experience and

expertise. Hours will vary throughout the season (e. g. monthly sessions, 2 one-week

summer camps).

To submit your cover letter and resume, please email gladneyrebecca@gmail.com.

Please indicate whether you would like to be considered for Head Coach and/or

Assistant Coach in the subject line.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Application deadline: May 6, 2023


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