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Development Age 2

For Age group swimmers (up to 14yr) looking to improve their overall fitness and technique.  Can also compete in Club galas.

Stroke technique is generally good, and swimmers are aiming to make their stroke more efficient.  Knowledge of starts, turns, and finishes is good, and swimmers are working towards making them more efficient.  Progression would be towards DA1 or Club squads.

Lead Coach: Tina Bedder

Overview

Development Age swimmers are expected to:

  • Be on poolside at least 10 minutes before the session to complete an efficient land warm up and be briefed before the session.
  • Take responsibility for their own training and development
  • Bring your own, goggles, hat, kick board, pull buoy, water bottle and fins to every session.

Training

Training will be based on the Long Term Athlete Development Stage 2: SwimSkills - Building technique.  Girls over the age of 11 and boys over the age of 12 will also work towards Stage 3: Training to Train - Building the engine.  Swimmers will work on developing excellent technique on all four strokes as well as starts, turns and finishing skills. There will also be a strong emphasis on aerobic and endurance conditioning.

It may also help your training if you participate in other complementary sports that use similar energy systems or help build strong core muscles.

Training cycle

Some additional information for Development Age 2 swimmers can be found here

Squad Training Times

Day

Time

Pool

Coach

Tuesday

8.30pm to 9.30pm

Thorpe

Dawn Knights

Thursday 8.00pm to 9.00pm Town Close

Tina Bedder

Friday

8.30pm to 9.30pm

Thorpe High School

Kia Murphy and Jamie Day

Saturday

12.30pm to 1.30pm (technique session)

Town Close

Tina Bedder

Saturday 5pm to 6.30pm Wymondham

Tina Bedder

Saturday (Seniors only (TBA))

6.30pm to 8.00pm Wymomdham Tina Bedder
Sunday 3pm to 4pm (technique session) Hewett

Tina Bedder

Sunday 4pm to 5pm Hewett

Tina Bedder

Dates for your Diaries

Additional information on training during the holidays and any special events can be found here.

Performance reviews

Performance reviews will be carried out at the end of every term to monitor swimmers’ progress and assess their ability to move to the next squad.  If a swimmer is not meeting the criteria for the squad, it will be discussed with parents to determine a more appropriate squad.

Squad Fees

  • £37 per month
  • Annual fees - £35 per year (or £56 for families) for membership and insurance (payable in January or upon joining club)
  • Each additional child in family gets 20% discount on monthly fee
  • Monthly fee covers all squad sessions (including land training)

Payment Options

Payments are due on the 1st of each month. Please set up auto pay by registering a credit or debit card against your account.  Fees on your account will then be automatically billed to your card on the 1st of each month.