Development Pathway

The Development Pathway consists of all groups named below. The Head Coach (Development Pathway) is responsible for the organisation and leadership of this section. Once swimmers progress past Age Group Development, they shall move towards the Performance Pathway.

Age Group Development Skill Development Transition 2 Transition 1

1 Lead Coach

1 Lead Coach 1 Lead Coach 1 Lead Coach
5.5 hours 3 hours 2 hours 1 hour

Where possible, squads will experience continuity throughout the week, having the same coaches, teachers or helpers on a regular basis. This provides an opportunity for strong positive relationships to be formed.

About the Development Pathway Lead

(Matt Boreham)

Level 3 Swimming Coach, Level 2 Swimming Teacher, RLSS Trainer Assessor  

Once a competitive swimmer for a local swimming club, progressed into teaching by helping out with the swimming lessons in the club and took his teaching qualifications when he was 16 years old. Steadily eased away from swimming competitively and increased teaching and coaching hours. 

Since 2014, Matt has been appointed Assistant Head Coach of two different swimming clubs, these roles were heavily focused on the development sections within their club structures. Organising and delivering quality training programmes for younger swimmers, with their aim to achieve Suffolk County qualifying times.  

Matt later returned to Deben Swimming Club in 2018 and was appointed Performance Coach, worked collaboratively with the individual swimmers in the Performance squad and provided individual aims and objectives for their ambitions. Matt developed an exciting and challenging training programme for the top swimmers, with some swimmers reached English and British National qualifying in 2019, due to the hard work and determination of the swimmers. 

Following the pandemic, the club has made some important changes to facilitate growth. Matt has stepped into the role of Head Coach Development Pathway, and will be working closely with his team of outstanding teachers and coaches to deliver a top quality programme for all of the swimmers within the Teaching Section & Development Pathway. 

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