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Academy 2

ACADEMY 2

Criteria

  • 8-13 year olds at end of year (13 year olds joining club can join Academy 2 (7 year olds at Head Coach’s Discretion)
  • Must attend 2 out of 4 sessions per week as a minimum
  • Must be on poolside 10 minutes before sessions / competition warm up’s to complete a pre pool warm up (will be available on laminates at start of season)
  • Must complete all sessions appropriately (from warm up to swim downs all member’s in this squad are to complete all of the sets specified to the best of their ability in relation to the set) – swimmers are to complete all sets, should they be identified as getting out in middle of sessions, this will be notified and cause for concern as to the swimmers suitability to the squad.
  • Must remain after session for 10 minutes, in order to complete sufficient post pool stretches.
  • Must attend all stated competitions specific to the squad – all Club run events (time trials / club champs / NUELSC invitational meets (age dependant)
  • Must hold all kit expected of the squad.
  • Must be able to perform starts and turns to a suitable standard
  • Must be able to achieve 5m on under water phases of all strokes as a minimum
  • Must be able to demonstrate an understanding of body position; breathing and timing for each stroke
  • Must notify squad coach of any lengthy periods of missing practice due to injury/ illness
  • Aiming to have completed Club award 2 and starting with aim to complete Club award 3;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the four phases of the Raise, Mobilise, Activate, Prime (RMAP) warm up. Perform one exercise from each section.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of effective stretching protocols. Perform two key stretches.
  • Complete a short set (e.g. 8 x 25 metres) on a set turnaround time (e.g. every 60 seconds), using the pace clock to estimate the swim time on each repeat. Set off at a prescribed interval (e.g. every 5 or 10 seconds)
  • Push off from the wall into a front streamlined position underwater and dolphin kick for a minimum of 5 metres. Transition through the surface of the water using an alternate kick into front crawl swimming for a minimum of five strokes.
  • Push off from the wall into a front streamlined position underwater and dolphin kick for a minimum of 5 metres. Transition through the surface of the water into butterfly swimming for a minimum of five strokes.
  • Push off from the wall into a front streamlined position underwater and perform a breaststroke underwater pull out. Transition through the surface of the water into breaststroke swimming for a minimum of five strokes.
  • Push off from the wall into a back streamlined position underwater and dolphin kick for a minimum of 5 metres. Transition through the surface of the water using an alternate kick into backstroke swimming for a minimum of five strokes.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of process goals.
  • Swim 25 metres full stroke front crawl demonstrating the connectivity of rotation into limb actions, starting with the correct push off from the wall, underwater phase and transition to stroke.
  • Swim 25 metres full stroke backstroke demonstrating the connectivity of rotation into limb actions, starting with the correct push off from the wall, underwater phase and transition to stroke.
  • Swim 25 metres full stroke butterfly demonstrating the ability to resist short axis rotation to produce symmetrical limb actions, starting with the correct push off from the wall, underwater phase and transition to stroke.
  • Swim 25 metres full stroke breaststroke demonstrating the ability to resist short axis rotation to produce symmetrical limb actions, starting with the correct push off from the wall, underwater phase and transition to stroke.
  • Perform an effective push off and transition to stroke for each stroke turn.
  • Perform a standing dive from the poolside into a streamlined position underwater.
  • Perform a backstroke start from the wall, ideally with feet in a trough, into a streamlined position underwater.
  • Perform a simulated single step relay takeover action with combined arm swing on poolside.

 

MONTHLY FEE - £47 per month

TRAINING TIMETABLE - time already include 10 mins pre pool warm up and 10mins post pool stretches

 

TIME

Pool Location

Tuesday

6.20 – 7.40 pm

Atherton Leisure Centre (please click here for map)

Wednesday

5.20 – 7.10pm

LAC Competition Pool (50m) (please click here for map)

Friday

4.20 – 6.10 pm

LAC Competition Pool (50m)

Sunday

5.05 – 6.25 pm (starts & turns)

East Ham Leisure Centre (please click here for map)