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Club Development

(Previously called Development Age 3)

For those swimmers age 12 and over working towards stages 7 to 10 of the ASA's competitive awards

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 your own training and development.
  • Bring your own, goggles, hat, kick board, pull buoy, water bottle and fins to every session.
  • Have a goal of progressing to Development Age 1 or 2 depending on their competition needs.

Training

Training will be based on the National Teaching Plan for Swimming Stages 7 to 10. Swimmers will work on developing excellent technique on all four strokes as well as starts, turns and finishing skills.

Details of the current Training Cycle can be found Here

Training times

Day

Time

Pool

Coach

Tuesday

8.30pm to 9.30pm

Thorpe

Dawn Knights

Friday

8.30pm to 9.30pm

Thorpe Jamie Day and Kia Murphy
Saturday 1.30pm to 2.30pm Town Close

Amanda Bedder and 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

  • £27 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.