The Seal Pup (Level 1, Level 2, Level 3)
The Seal Pup is designed to young beginner swimmers and focuses on body/ face immersion, floating and swimming short distances. Moreover, swimming with the ball with a floatie belt or life jacket is introduce along with water polo skills like spinning and throwing.
4 to 7 years old
- 3 Levels
- Each level could be realized with a minimum of 10 sessions of 1 hour.
The SealÂ (5 levels- City, Provincial, National, World, Olympic)
The Seal Program consists of skills development related to the fundamentals in the LTAD. The Seal Program will guide the coaches/instructors in their teaching to assist the kids in acquiring all fundamentals. The Seal program levels will reward athletes for each step accomplished and will help child and parents to view what stage he is in his fundamental skills development process.
8 to 12 years old
- 5 levels: City Seal, Provincial Seal, National Seal, World Seal and Olympic Seal.
- Each level could be realized with a minimum of 10 sessions of 1 hour. Most clubs conduct evaluation certification after 20 sessions.
â€˘ Swimming skills: Basic skills taught in swimming lesson as horizontality/immersion of the face becoming front crawl withÂ laterÂ breath,Â orÂ horizontality/headÂ positionÂ onÂ back toÂ leadÂ toÂ backstroke,Â and finallyÂ wipeÂ kickÂ to lead to breaststroke. Skill level will increase also with the distance swam.
â€˘ Water Polo skills: Specific swimming skill but also skills with the ball. Specific swimming skills as all different front crawl with head up or backstroke seated, etcâ€¦ Ball skills as driving, transfer, throw, catch, etcâ€¦
â€˘ Game skills: This category will be quite different. Kids wonâ€™t be evaluated for their skillâ€™s but in their participation to one event.
CertificationÂ willÂ beÂ realizedÂ by oneÂ Water PoloÂ SaskatchewanÂ evaluatorÂ asÂ weÂ wishÂ toÂ controlÂ the efficiencyÂ ofÂ theÂ programÂ (athletesâ€™Â level, coaches/instructorsâ€™ level,Â speedÂ athletesâ€™ development,Â adaptation of the program for the future, etcâ€¦)