Edenbridge Piranhas Swimming Club

Squads & Session Times

Starfish 

Younger swimmers join Piranhas Starfish squad once they have learnt to swim and can demonstrate a good willingness to learn more from coaching. Our coaches will develop their technique and introduce starts and turns, as well as discipline in squad training.

 

Monday 5.30 - 6.30pm

Puffin

Swimmers progress to Puffin when they demonstrate progression in their stroke technique and especially applying  their coaches instructions. Puffin squad swim twice a week, and so the potential to progress is greatly enhanced.

 

Monday 5.30 - 6.30pm

Friday 6.15 - 7.15pm

Penguin

Swimmers progress to Penguin as they further develop technique in all four strokes, as well as starts and turns.

 

Monday 5.30 - 6.30pm

Friday 6.15 -7.15pm

 

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Transition

Swimmers in this squad can swim up to four times as week, and so greater emphasis is made on training and fitness, alongside technique. This squad introduces the concept of ‘hard work’, applying good technique to challenging sets which also include a combination of swims and poolside exercises.

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

      Monday 5.30 - 6.30pm           Wednesday 6 - 7.15pm

      Friday 6.15 - 7.15pm              Sunday 8 - 9.15am

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Squad 1

As the swimmer builds strength and stamina and speed they progress into squad 1.

      Monday 5.30 - 6.30pm           Wednesday 6 - 7.15pm

      Friday 6.15 - 7.15pm              Sunday 8 - 9.15am

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Squad 2

Swimmers progress into squad 2 as they progress in speed, technique and receptiveness to further technique improvement, especially ironing out any bad habits they may have.

      Monday 6.30 - 7.30pm      Wednesday 6 - 7.15pm

      Friday 6.15 - 7.15pm          Sunday 8 - 9.15am

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Squad 3

Swimmers in squad 3 have experience in club galas and possibly open meet events. Further emphasis is made on speed development and strength.

 
 
 

      Monday 6.30 - 7.30pm       Wednesday 6 - 7.15pm

      Friday 6.15 - 7.15pm          Sunday 8 - 9.15am

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Squad 4

Further development is made on fine tuning starts and turns, concentrating on technique transitions to make the most of the turn.

      Monday 6.30 - 7.30pm       Wednesday 6 - 7.15pm

      Friday 7.15 - 8.30pm          Sunday 8 - 9.15am

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Squad 5

As speed increases, so sets become more challenging. Some swimmers may get invited to silver squad sessions on Thursday evening, or long course training on Sundays.

      Monday 6.30 - 7.30pm       Wednesday 7.15 - 8.30pm

      Friday 7.15 - 8.30pm          Sunday 8 - 9.15am

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Squad 6

At this point a swimmer should be swimming 5 times a week, and also land training.

      Monday 7.30 - 8.45pm       Wednesday 7.15 - 8.30pm

      Friday 7.15 - 8.30pm          Sunday 8 - 9.15am

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Squad 7 & 8

Some sessions are later, and so these squads tend to include swimmers 14+

      Monday 7.30 - 8.45pm  Wednesday 7.15 - 8.30pm

      Friday 7.15 - 8.30pm          Sunday 8 - 9.15am

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Silver & Gold Squad

A swimmer is invited to join the ‘Elite’ silver squad once they have shown potential to develop to compete at County or higher level. They have demonstrated good competitive ability and also a keen attitude to improvement by following coaches instructions at all times.

A swimmer is invited to join the ‘Elite’ gold squad once they have shown development from silver competing at County or higher level. They have generally competed at County + level and looking to progress further. Swimmers in Gold squad are expected to be self disciplined and have an understanding of their goals and how to achieve them.

     

       Silver & Gold Extra Session     Thursday  6 - 7.30pm