Team Bath AS Academy Swimming
Team Bath AS Academy Swimming is a uniquely placed development program that offers enthusiastic swimmers the opportunity to advance competitive swimming skills and increase overall fitness in a local community club environment. Open to swimmers in the Bath area, the new Academy benefits from the unique coaching expertise that is the cornerstone of the established Team Bath AS Performance Swimming program.
What Team Bath AS Academy Swimming Can Offer?
- Opportunities to join performance swimming
For aspiring competitive swimmers, the program will provide the foundation for future success by developing the technical skills and stroke techniques needed in order to train for competition. Swimmers at this level will learn how to train in groups in a positive, safe and friendly environment. The Academy also offers swimmers the chance to progress to Team Bath AS Performance Swimming where the longer term goal is to start competition and ultimately work towards the top levels in competitive swimming.
- Additional training for participants in other sports
We will help swimmers to build endurance and skills to benefit other aquatic disciplines such as triathlon, biathlon, water polo, open water and synchronised swimming. Our training is also relevant and complimentary for a wide range of land based sports and will benefit athletes seeking to increase stamina, cardio vascular and aerobic fitness.
For enthusiastic swimmers who just want to be fitter, we will provide a structured and enjoyable way to increase fitness through exercise in a safe environment, promoting positive health and mental well-being.
We champion the learning and development of new skills by helping to increase self-confidence and build resilience through participating in fun challenges together. We actively encourage swimmers and their parents/carers to focus on individual self-improvement rather than comparisons with others.
Who is Team Bath Academy Swimming Suitable For?
Swimmers aged 8-13 years.
- Swimmers who have achieved ASA Swimming Certificate 8-10 through a Learn to Swim Programme, Swim School, or from a private swimming instructor.
- Swimmers referred from the University of Bath Swimming Programme identified by their coach/teacher.
- Swimmers who already train in other aquatic sports at an appropriate level.
The Team Bath AS Coaching Team will determine a swimmers suitability for all our Squads based on the level of skills, training and previous experience.
Team Bath AS Academy Swimming is for swimmers who may want to progress to the Team Bath AS Performance Swimming program.
All swimmers in the Academy will need to become a member of Swim England as Team Bath AS is an affiliated club. Details will be provided with your membership.
After acceptance, Academy swimmers will initially be offered a one-hour session of training per week.
Please note: Team Bath AS is managed by volunteers and we expect all families to support the Club by getting involved by volunteering for positions that support that functioning of the Club and giving time to help us run our events.
At the present time the following sessions are available at the 50m Legacy Pool at the University of Bath.
Saturday session 12-1pm
Saturday session 1-2pm
Please note that this is the general pattern of training and there may be occasions when we have to change the training times due to availability of the pool.
Due to the high levels of interest we expect further sessions to be added to the Academy program shortly.
Equipment: No extra kit is need just your swimsuit, goggles (plus spare pair) and hat. Swimmers are expected to have a drink bottle with water.
For more information and details of our fee structure please contact our Membership Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org