Newcastle Staffs Swimming Club

The home of Performance Swimming In Staffordshire

SwimMark Club

Performance Programme

As a senior qualified coach and former GB athlete, Head Coach John Davey, is well equipped to deliver a performance programme. This is aimed at nurturing talent across all squads and ultimately preparing athletes for transition onto a university talent pathway. Introductions are facilitated and training programmes shared so that the athlete transition to their new club runs smoothly. Recent introductions include transfers of Newcastle swimmers to Derventio Excel and Loughborough University, where our swimmers have embarked on the next stage of their talent pathway. Of course, we love to welcome them back during uni. holidays to see how they're progressing.

Our Performance Programme is an education toolkit that supports the total athlete, it doesn’t just focus on creating a technically great swimmer. The programme encompasses the following areas:

  • Swimming
  • Nutrition
  • Strength and conditioning (land training)
  • Mindset/mental strength (including goal setting)
  • Athlete support network (including an understanding of the important role that parents play)

For more details of our Performance Programme, please see the FAQs document.

Every Newcastle swimmer is able to access this toolkit of educational material via the website through our members only 'Performance Programme' section. But, if you are thinking of joining our club, here is a taste of the programme:

Healthy Lunchbox Ideas for Swimmers

Land Conditioning Fundamental Exercises 

Guidelines on How to Set Goals

Performance Lifestyle - The Ideal Swimming Parent

The toolkit is continually being updated with new materials, providing valuable information to support our swimmers and parents on their swim journey.