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Junior Age Group

Junior Age Group - Training to Compete

Swimmers learn to perform skills acquired under a variety of competitive conditions. A progressive training programme for swimmers normally aged 10-14. To be seen as a preparation for youth and senior swimming. Squad members will be expected to compete in all strokes and distances and especially in individual medley events. The land programme is further developed, cardiovascular fitness improved, with work on mental preparation and technical/tactical skills and time management. Competitive aims are ASA county, regional and ultimately national age group competitions. Swimmers showing a high level of commitment may be offered a seventh session with a higher Squad.

Training Criteria

Junior Age Group

Lead Coach: Marilyn Flook

Email:  marilynflook@hotmail.com

Training Focus

To develop swimmers for entry into the Senior Age Group Squad

To equip swimmers with the training required to compete at County and Regional Competitions

Mental

Physical

Tactical

Technical

Swimmers to understand the performance cycle

Develop Aerobic Capacity

Develop Kicking Capacity

 

Experiment with various tactics at competitions.  Develop key tactical components such as  underwater work and back end speed

Learn and refine technical strokes, skills and turns

 

Land Training Focus

 

 

 

      Pre-activation (Prerequiste for T2 consideration

•      Prehabilitation and stretch cord work 

      Flexibility and stretching

      Core and stability work

 

Land Training Criteria

•      RMAP

      Complete full body  stretching routine

      Complete 20 press-ups with correct technique

      Complete 20 lunges with correct technique

      Complete 20 sit-ups with correct technique

      Complete full body cool down 

No. of Pool Sessions

6

No. of Land Training Sessions

 None

Attendance Criteria

Swimmers are expected to maintain 75% attendance levels over the course of the month

Recommended LTAD Age Group

10 to 13 years

Competition Criteria

Swimmers should be available for all Team Galas. 

If a swimmer makes a final then they should swim the final. 

Swimmers to compete in at least 6 meet per season. 

Competition Focus

 

Level 3 meets

Club Championships

Club Sprints

County and Regional Championships

Team Focus Meets

 

Training Criteria

      12 x 100 Freestyle @ 1:30

      12 x 100 Breaststroke @ 2:00

      12 x 100 Backstroke @ 1:45

      12 x 100 Butterfly @ 150

      5 x 200 Individual Medley @ 4:00

      1 x 400 Kick under 7:00

Qualification Criteria

 

Qualification times will be updated on a regular basis.  Swimmers aged 10 and under will be selected by squad coach

 

  

Training – Time & Venue (from 1 Feb 2018)

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

AM

 

05:3007:00 

 

05:30–07:00

 

05:15–07:00

 

Venue

 

Academy

 

Rivermead

 

Rivermead

 

PM

 

18:15–20:15

16:30–18:30

 

 

 

16:30–18:30

Venue

 

Academy

Academy

 

 

 

 Crosfields 

 

6 sessions, 10.75 hours in total