SENIOR TRAINING SQUAD

Lead Coach:  Head Coach, David Terry and Assistant Coach, Jake Howes

Introduction

This squad is for swimmers who:

  1. Have already achieved County qualifying times.
  2. Seek a lower level of time commitment.
  3. Still wish to pursue their sport in competition.
  4. Have the desire to continue their personal development
  5. Have the support of parents/guardians.

Entry into SENIOR TRAINING SQUAD is by Head Coach invitation only.

Objectives

The objective of this squad are:

  • To enable swimmers to train at a lower level of time commitment competing at Gala’s and Open Meets with distinction.
  • Allow movement to full time training programme should swimmer fulfil requirements /desire to do so.

The objective of this squad are in line with the ASA Long Term Athletic Development plan:

Stage 5 – Training to Win: Maximising the engine!

  • The emphasis will be on specialisation and performance enhancement, with a double or triple periodisation of the training year. 
  • Swimmer’s physical, technical, tactical, mental, and ancillary capacities should be fully established with the focus now on optimisation of performance. 
  • Training will continue to develop strength, develop core body strength and maintain suppleness.

These objectives should enable senior swimmers to compete with distinction at the highest levels.

Swimmers are expected to follow ALL aspects of the programme and to conduct themselves like as a senior performance athlete in all aspects of their daily life.

Basic Weekly Training Schedule

An Example is available here.

  1.  Additional sessions will be included where necessary and Land Training subject to Cycle Periodisation and change.
  2. Senior Training Squad swimmers may be permitted to make up sessions with  MASTER SQUAD, however due to the age and ability of Senior Training Squad swimmers they will NOT be permitted to make up sessions with Junior squads.

Attendance

Senior Training Squad swimmers are expected to attend a minimum 4 sessions per week to maintain competitive fitness, but NO more than 7 sessions per week.

Application and Attitude

As stated above this squad is for those who wish to train at a lower level of time commitment to maintain their competitive fitness. It is NOT and will NOT be used as an Aquatic-Youth/Social Club.  Due to the frequency of training in Senior Training Squad  swimmers must apply themselves both physically and mentally to each and every training session with a positive professional  attitude.

Competitions

Swimmers are to compete at competitions as directed by Head Coach only.

Punctuality

At this level, swimmers should arrive punctually for training and should be enthusiastic to do so. Swimmers should aim to complete each and every session (especially morning sessions) and arrange transport to enable them to do so.

Squad Fees

Fees are payable monthly by standing order.