When fully developed, the National Group will be centered on senior and committed athletes with the necessary background, talent and desire for national/international competition. Emphasis will be on peak physical conditioning. Athletes in this group have made a commitment to competitive swimming in that they do not usually participate in other activities that hinder them from having near perfect attendance.
**Currently this program is under development and will be based on strong membership numbers. Swimmers who attain this level of achievement are usually referred to the National training centres in Vancouver, Victoria, or Calgary. Swimmers remaining in the Kootenays often commit their own time to additional training outside of Kootenay Swim Club scheduled practices.