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BRONZE,SILVER,GOLD Squads

BRONZE SQUAD

Coach - Ahmed Taha ([email protected])

Bronze squad focuses on skill development and a more gradual approach to aerobic training and competition. 

Total training hours available per week: 3 hours water time

Swimming Equipment required:
Hat (plus spare)
Goggles (plus spare)
Kickboard
Pull buoy
Drinks bottle (Full)
Fins

Must be competent and legal in all 4 strokes, turns and starts.

Must be competent and have a good understanding of streamlining, and the pace clock.

 

SILVER SQUAD

Coach - Ahmed Taha ([email protected])

Swimmers who want to continue to train and compete at a club level and/or beyond, but who need more time to develop the required skills. This squad focuses on skill development and a more gradual approach to aerobic training.

Total training hours available per week: 4.5 hours

Swimming equipment required:
Hat
Goggles
Drinks bottle (full)
Kickboard
Pullbuoy
Fins

Must be competent and legal in all 4 strokes (over 100m and 50m on Fly), turns and starts. Must be competent and have a good understanding of streamlining. Should have some or a good understanding of how to use the pace clock for repetition sets.

 

GOLD SQUAD

Coach - Sean Perfect ([email protected])

Swimmers who want to continue to train and compete but who cannot commit to the levels required for Cygnets 3/Junior Squad, or who are later developers. This squad focuses on developing an aerobic base and on preparing swimmers to compete at a club level and/or beyond.

Total training hours available per week: 8 hours + 1 hour Strength & Conditioning 

Swimming equipment required:

Hat
Goggles
Drinks bottle (full)
Kickboard
Pullbuoy
Fins

Must be competent and legal in all 4 strokes (over 100m+) turns and starts. Must have a good understanding of using the pace clock and lane discipline.

COMPETITIONS

As a member of Bronze, Silver or Gold Squads, swimmers are invited to participate in Club Championships which take place over a series of weekends once a year.  These events are an opportunity for swimmers to put into practice the skills they have learnt in training, to get accustomed to racing in a relaxed environment and to allow the Club to monitor their progress for possible future gala selection.

 At Club Championships swimmers can choose which events they enter and are encouraged to swim as much as possible.  Awards are given to the winner of each event as well as overall age group winners.

Swimmers may also wish to enter open meets where they can choose which events they would like to do and compete for medals and trophies.  Emails will be circulated about open meets swimmers may be eligible to enter.  Please speak to the coach if you have any questions.  This is a competitive club and swimmers are therefore, actively encouraged to attend open meets and galas appropriate for their age and skill.

All swimmers who are chosen to represent the club at a gala MUST endeavour to make themselves available for these competitions. The Head Coach and club committee will not guarantee the squad place of a swimmer who consistently does not participate in open meets and/or club galas. If you have been selected to compete on behalf of the club, the Gala administrator should be informed by email / in writing if a swimmer is unable to attend as soon as it is clear that they will not be able to attend.

 
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