COUNTY SQUAD

 

COACH/SWIMMER RATIO: 1:30

 

Minimum Age: Girls 11 Boys 12

 

MINIMUM CRITERIA

Attend min 4  training sessions a week and land training regularly

Complete 10 x 100m FS off 1.45, 10 x 100 IM off 2:10, 20 x 50m FS off 55.00

Participation in Club Championships, County and Regional Championships (if selected or when QT achieved), Arena League (if selected). Open meets should be entered on coach’s recommendation only - swimmers are expected and encouraged to attend open meets appropriate for their age and development level

OBJECTIVES

Swimming is beginning to become an athlete’s first sport and gradually taking priority over other sporting commitments.

Swimmers will work on developing their aerobic capacity and further skills improvement on a more professional level, so discipline, commitment, dedication, and thrive to excel is required.

Develop and improve stroke technique on all four strokes

Learn more complex stroke drill progressions for all the four strokes

Continue to develop competitive starts, turns and finishes on all four strokes and IM turns and relay takeovers

Independently monitor training by using a pace clock

Develop goal setting for training and competitions

Maintain a personal logbook of competition results

Update, learn and understand competitive swimming rules

Develop stretching and core body strength work

Take responsibility for training equipment required at each training session (pull buoy, drink bottle and fins, goggles).