Forward is forward, no matter the pace.
The Huron Hurricanes train out of two pools: Vanastra Recreation Centre located in Vanastra and the Maitland Recreation Centre (YMCA) located in Goderich. See schedule for pool times and locations.
Swimmers that will be swimming at the Goderich Huron YMCA Maitland Recreation Centre will require a YMCA membership.
The YMCA membership fee is not included in the HHAC registration fees.
Please contact the Goderich YMCA 519-524-2125 to inquire about membership.
Please remind your swimmer to bring their membership card to every practice.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Advanced *age 14+
Competitive and Non-competitive. Focus: Perfecting Technique, Training, Mental preparedness. Competitions and *Regionals *if qualifying times are achieved*. Pool time- 2-8hrs/week
Intermediate *age 12-14
Competitive and Non-competitive. Focus: Technique, Fitness & Racing. For swimmers committed to learning more and improving their swimming. Competitions and *Regionals *if qualifying times are achieved*. Pool time- 2-6hrs/week
Junior *age 10-12
Competitive and Non-competitive. Focus: Skills and Drills with increased technique work. Fun workouts geared to train the aerobic and cardiovascular system from a swim perspective. Learn to race components are introduced in this group. All swim workouts are keeping with the Swim Canada’s Long Term Athlete Development Model which involves a clear guide to training the young athlete with a healthy perspective in mind; fun, fitness, cross training, other sports, the arts and family life. Competitions and Regionals *if qualifying times are achieved*.
Pool time- 1.5-4.5hrs/week.
Novice *age 8-10
Competitive and Non-competitive.
Ages 6+ who can swim at least 1 length of the pool in both the Freestyle and Backstroke and demonstrate some ability in the Breaststroke. Focus: technique, stamina and having FUN! In house competitions and optional away competitions. Pool time- 1-3 hrs/week. *Swim tests are mandatory for swimmers 6-10 years of age or at Lifeguard's discretion.
FUNdamentals *age 6-8
Ages 6+ who can swim at least one length of the pool without stopping in Freestyle and Backstroke and can demonstrate some ability in Breaststroke. Focus: technique, stamina and having FUN! Pool time- 1-2 hrs/week. *Swim tests are mandatory for swimmers 6-10 years of age or at Lifeguard's discretion.
*Ages are listed as a guideline. In certain situations a swimmer's parent/guardian may be asked to consider having their swimmer remain in a lane to work on technique OR to move over a lane as their swimmer has demonstrated an understanding and/or ability of starts, strokes, turns and have the stamina to do so. This, is at the discretion of a coach.
Q. Will my child require swim equipment to join HHAC?
A. They will, the list of equipment is located in the HHAC Policies and Procedures Book, below.
For assistance with registration fees please follow the links listed:
1. Jumpstart https://jumpstart.canadiantire.ca/
Code of Conduct and Ethics- please see and familiarize yourself and your swimmer with this important information here:
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