PERFORMANCE 1 (P1)


SQUAD INFORMATION

Head Coach - Ben Hatchett
Contact Email - dca.benhatchett@gmail.com

SQUAD OVERVIEW

The aim of this squad is to prepare Youth athletes for Senior training and competition at University level.
Athletes in this group are working towards National events (British / Home Nations).

TRAINING TIMETABLE

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

AM

6:00-7:00

6:00-7:00

8:00-10:00

PM

19:00-21:00

18:00-20:00

18:45-20:45 (SA)

19:00-21:00

19:00-20:30

Land

18:30-19:00

17:30-18:00

18:30-18:45

18:30-19:00

18:00-19:00

10:00-10:30

SA = Sandhill View Academy (SR3 4EN)

SQUAD ATTENDANCE

85% of recommended monthly sessions available:
Males 15yrs+ / Females 14yrs+ = 8 Sessions per week
Males 14yrs / Females 13yrs = 7 Sessions per week (No Thu PM)
Males 13yrs / Females 12yrs = 6 Sessions per week (No Wed AM or Thu PM)

EQUIPMENT

Netbag, Kickboard, Pull Buoy, Fins, Finger Paddles, Hand Paddles (when instructed), Ankle Band, Finis Snorkel, Bucket Belt, Tempo Trainer


PERFORMANCE 2 (P2)


SQUAD INFORMATION

Lead Coach - Mike Perry
Contact Email - mikeperry87@icloud.com

SQUAD OVERVIEW

The aim of this squad is to prepare Age Group athletes for Youth training and competition within the P1 group.
- Athletes in this group are working towards Regional (NER) level competitions.
- Athletes in this group are working towards achieving their Platinum Competitive Development Award

TRAINING TIMETABLE

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

AM

6:00-7:15 (DS)

8:00-10:00

PM

19:00-20:30 (DS)

18:00-20:00

18:45-20:45 
(SA)*

19:30-21:00

19:15-21:15 (DS)

Land

Pre-Pool

17:30-18:00

Pre-Pool

18:00-19:00

Pre-Pool

10:00-10:30

*Swimmers aged 14+ (males) or 13+ (females)
DS = Durham School
SA = Sandhill View Academy (SR3 4EN)

SQUAD ATTENDANCE

85% of recommended monthly sessions available:
Males 14yrs+ / Females 13yrs+ = 6 Sessions + 1 Bridging (Wed PM with P1) per week
Males 13yrs / Females 12yrs = 6 Sessions per week
Males 12yrs / Females 11yrs = 5 Sessions per week (No Thu AM)

Males 11yrs / Females 10yrs = 4 Sessions per week (No Mon PM or Thu AM)

EQUIPMENT

Netbag, Kickboard, Pull Buoy, Fins, Finger Paddles, Ankle Band, Finis Snorkel, 2 x Waterbottles


TESTIMONIAL

"I moved to Durham City Swimming Club 5 years ago. Straight away I was welcomed into Sophie's squad and made friends who I am still very close with today. My first gala experiences were quite intimidating however, with the help and support from the coaches, team managers and other swimmers I quickly overcame this.  

I started to progress through the squads making great progress, then unfortunately I had a bad year due to illness, resulting in some time away from the pool. This was a major set back and would have been an easy excuse to give up, however I stuck with it and gradually returned to full fitness. The coach tailored the sets to help me during my recovery period.  

This year I qualified for my first NER which shows that my determination has paid off. The club allowed me to volunteer with younger squads, which I used as evidence for my Duke of Edinburgh award.  

During my time with the club I have developed resilience, teamwork, organizational skills and confidence, which can be used in all aspects of my life."