Youth Sprint Squad (Aylesbury)

Youth Sprint Squad (Aylesbury Site Only)

This squad is designed for those who can’t/don’t meet the requirements of the National Squad but would still like to take their swimming to a high level.

Aims –

·        National and High Level Regional success.

·        To develop training and competition skills.

·        To educate swimmers on time management, healthy lifestyles, and competition protocols.

·        To increase stability, strength and control through more challenging land training.

Criteria –

·        Minimum attendance of 60%.

·        Swimmers will be 15+ in the year of competition and capable of achieving County/Regional standard.

·        Swimmers will have advanced stroke technique and effective turns in all four strokes.

·        Swimmers will be able to perform a 400 IM under ASA laws.

·        Training is structured to achieve the above aims and a high level of discipline is expected.

Competitions –

·        Home Nation Summer Champs

·        Counties / Regionals

·        Various Open Meets

·        Team Competitions, e.g. ARENA League

Training –

·        Swimmers will show dedication to improving their swimming skills, to include starts, turns, finishes, underwaters, breakouts and efficiency, especially:

o   No breath on last stroke and first two strokes every wall.

o   Minimum of 6 FAST kicks u/w every wall.

o   All turns completed with a fast rotation and no gliding in on last stroke.

Swimmers will be able to complete a 200m timed kick in under 3 minutes 30 seconds.