Performance

PERFORMANCE


SQUAD INFORMATION

Head Coach - Ben Hatchett
Contact Email - performance@dcasc.org.uk

SQUAD OVERVIEW

The aim of this squad is to provide swimmers with the quality training and racing opportunities that are needed to maximise their long-term development, ultimately taking them to their full aquatic potential. The emphasis of the squad will be perfecting skills and increasing the specificity of training. Swimmers in this squad are working towards National qualification

TRAINING TIMETABLE

 

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

AM

 

 

6:00-7:00

 

6:00-7:00

 

8:00-10:00

PM

19:00-21:00

18:00-20:00

19:00-21:00 (SA)

19:00-21:00

19:00-20:30

 

 

Land

18:30-19:00

17:30-18:00

18:40-19:00

18:30-19:00

18:00-19:00

 

10:00-10:30

SA = Sandhill View School

SQUAD ATTENDANCE

85% of recommended monthly hours available:
13yrs+ = 8 Sessions (13.5hrs) per week
12yrs = 7 Sessions (11.5hrs) per week
11yrs = 6 Sessions (10.5hrs) per week

SQUAD CRITERIA

 

 

 

TESTIMONIAL

"I moved to Durham City Swimming Club 5 years ago. Straight away I was welcomed into Sophie's squad and made friends who I am still very close with today. My first gala experiences were quite intimidating however, with the help and support from the coaches, team managers and other swimmers I quickly overcame this.  

I started to progress through the squads making great progress, then unfortunately I had a bad year due to illness, resulting in some time away from the pool. This was a major set back and would have been an easy excuse to give up, however I stuck with it and gradually returned to full fitness. The coach tailored the sets to help me during my recovery period.  

This year I qualified for my first NER which shows that my determination has paid off. The club allowed me to volunteer with younger squads, which I used as evidence for my Duke of Edinburgh award.  

During my time with the club I have developed resilience, teamwork, organizational skills and confidence, which can be used in all aspects of my life."