COMPETITION DEVELOPMENT 1 (CD1)

Entry criteria

Exit criteria

  • Participate in club time trials
  • Attend 2 training sessions on a weekly basis
  • Swim 200m freestyle with bi-lateral breathing
  • Swim 100m backstroke with tumble turns
  • Swim 100m breaststroke with correct underwater pullouts
  • Swim 25m butterfly
  • Swim 100m IM with correct turns
  • A competitive racing dive
  • Correct finishes on all four strokes
  • Respect for coaching staff
  • Willingness to learn
  • Good lane discipline
  • Punctuality

Training aims & objectives

  • Learn & develop stroke technique in all four strokes
  • Learn & develop starts, turns & finishes in all four strokes
  • Training in a group environment & lane discipline
  • Punctuality
  • Have all training equipment (kickboard, fins, club hat & drink bottle)
  • When at competitions club hat and black costume/trunks, black shorts must be worn and club t-shirt
  • Introduction to club race nights & club championships

 Decision makers

The Head Coach, or Assistant Head Coach will be accountable for all decisions relating to movement between groups. Each decision will be made in consultation with the relevant group coach. Their decision will be final.

Promotion to the next level

Feltham has a continuous assessment policy. Swimmers can be moved at any time provided they fulfil the exit / entry criteria, have the right attitude and are willing to commit to the training required.

COMPETITION DEVELOPMENT 2 (CD2)

Entry criteria

  • Participate in club time trials
  • Attend 2 training sessions on a weekly basis
  • Swim 200m freestyle with bi-lateral breathing
  • Swim 100m backstroke with tumble turns
  • Swim 100m breaststroke with correct underwater pullouts
  • Swim 25m butterfly
  • Swim 100m IM with correct turns
  • A competitive racing dive
  • Correct finishes on all four strokes
  • Respect for coaching staff
  • Willingness to learn
  • Good lane discipline
  • Punctuality

Exit criteria

  • Participate in club time trials & low-level competitions
  • Attend training sessions on a regular basis
  • Swim 300m freestyle with bi-lateral breathing
  • Swim 150m backstroke with tumble turns
  • Swim 150m breaststroke with correct underwater pullouts
  • Swim 100m IM with correct turns
  • Participation in competitions when selected
  • Respect for coaching staff
  • Willingness to learn
  • Good lane discipline
  • Punctuality

Training aims & objectives

  • Develop & consolidate stroke technique on all four strokes
  • Develop & consolidate starts, turns & finishes on all four stokes
  • Training in a group environment & lane discipline
  • Using a pace clock
  • Rules of the sport
  • Punctuality
  • Have all training equipment (fins, kickboard, pullbouy, club hat & drink bottle)
  • When at competitions club hat, black costume/trunks, club t-shirt and black shorts
  • Introduction to external competitions, participation in club race nights & championships

Decision makers

The Head Coach, or Assistant Head Coach will be accountable for all decisions relating to movement between groups. Each decision will be made in consultation with the relevant group coach. Their decision will be final.

Promotion to the next level

Feltham has a continuous assessment policy. Swimmers can be moved at any time provided they fulfil the exit / entry criteria, have the right attitude and are willing to commit to the training required.

Competition Development 3 (CD3)

Entry criteria

  • Participate in club time trials & low-level competitions
  • Attend 2 training sessions on a weekly basis
  • Swim 300m freestyle with bi-lateral breathing
  • Swim 150m backstroke with tumble turns
  • Swim 150m breaststroke with correct underwater pullouts
  • Swim 100m IM with correct turns
  • Participation in competitions when selected
  • Respect for coaching staff
  • Willingness to learn
  • Good lane discipline
  • Punctuality

Exit criteria

  • Participate in club time trials & low-level competitions
  • Attend training sessions on a regular basis
  • Swim 400m freestyle with bi-lateral breathing
  • Swim 200m backstroke with tumble turns
  • Swim 200m breaststroke with correct underwater pullouts
  • Swim 200m IM with correct turns
  • Participation in competitions when selected
  • Respect for coaching staff
  • Willingness to learn
  • Good lane discipline
  • Punctuality

Training aims & objectives

  • Develop & consolidate stroke technique on all four strokes
  • Develop & consolidate starts, turns, & finishes on all four stokes
  • Introduction of aerobic FS and IM sets into programme
  • Learn to read the pace clock independently
  • Learn and practice basic stretching exercises
  • Increase the distance covered in training sessions to improve endurance
  • Punctuality
  • Have all training equipment (fins, kickboard, pullbouy, club hat and drink bottle)
  • Attend Land training with correct equipment (Skipping rope and roll mat)
  • When at competitions club hat, black costume/trunks, club t-shirt and black shorts
  • Participation in club race nights, external competitions, introduction to open meets

Decision makers

The Head Coach, or Assistant Head Coach will be accountable for all decisions relating to movement between groups. Each decision will be made in consultation with the relevant group coach. Their decision will be final.

ADVANCED DEVELOPMENT (AD)

Entry criteria

  • Participate in club time trials & low-level competitions
  • Attend training sessions on a regular basis
  • Swim 400m freestyle with bi-lateral breathing
  • Swim 200m backstroke with tumble turns
  • Swim 200m breaststroke with correct underwater pullouts
  • Swim 200m IM with correct turns
  • Participation in competitions when selected
  • Respect for coaching staff
  • Willingness to learn
  • Good lane discipline
  • Punctuality

Exit criteria

  • Develop & consolidate stroke technique on all four strokes
  • Develop & consolidate starts, turns, & finishes on all four stokes
  • Introduction of aerobic FS and IM sets into programme
  • Learn to read the pace clock independently
  • Increase the distance covered in training sessions to improve endurance
  • Punctuality

Training aims & objectives

  • Fitness based programme
  • Have all training equipment (fins, kickboard, pull buoy, club hat & drink bottle)
  • When at competitions club hat, black costume/trunks, club t-shirt and black shorts
  • Respect for coaching staff
  • Good lane discipline
  • Participation in competitions as directed by the group coach including team galas and club time trials

Decision makers

The Head Coach, or Assistant Head Coach will be accountable for all decisions relating to movement between groups. Each decision will be made in consultation with the relevant group coach. Their decision will be final.

Promotion to the next level

Feltham has a continuous assessment policy. Swimmers can be moved at any time provided they fulfil the exit / entry criteria, have the right attitude and are willing to commit to the training required.