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PNSC Squad Criteria

Masters Pathway

(Reviewed Quarterly)

 

Masters Performance

Squad Objectives

A programme targeted at swimmers over the age of 18 who want to perform at either Open or Master’s national competitions, who may also have outside commitments due to work or further education.

Coaches

Lead Coach: Sam Redman

Support Coaches: Sam Madden, Katy Sexton

Land Training Coach

Tom Company

Pool Hours Available

11.5 hours (7.5 coached)

Land Training Hours Available

3 hours

Ages (Based at the 31st December each year)

18+

Squad Entry Criteria

Attendance:

  • To attend as many sessions as possible to maximise progress and to keep up with the demands of the programme.

Performance:

  • Represented the Club/another club at Nationals (open/masters)
  • Proven ability and commitment to following a competitive training programme
  • To target and attend County, Regional, National Masters competitions, both long and short course.

Attitude:

  • Has demonstrated a high level of dedication to the sport
  • A high level of self-motivation to improve
  • Takes responsibility for self-development, following the individual programme set by the Lead Coach
  • Takes personal responsibility to communicate directly with the Lead Coach or supporting coaches
  • Follows the squad’s strength and conditioning programme
  • A team player – polite, supportive, caring and empathetic

 

Consideration:

  • Can access training after completing a trial session, by one of the club’s coaches

Squad Exit Criteria

  • Unable to attain the relevant attendance, performance and attitude standards as set in the squad criteria
  • Consistently late to sessions without agreement

 

Masters

Squad Objectives

A squad to develop all four strokes, building a strong foundation of swimming and refining technical skills with the goal of competing at Masters County competition.

Coaches

Lead Coach: Sam Madden

Land Training Coach

Tom Company

Pool Hours Available

5 hours

Land Training Hours Available

3 hours

Ages (Based at the 31st December each year)

18+

Squad Entry Criteria

Attendance:

  • To attend as many sessions as possible to maximise progress

Performance:

  • Follow the programme designed by the Lead Coach
  • Take responsibility for own performance by being in constant communication with the lead coach
  • Target and attend Masters County competition and above if qualified

Attitude:

  • To be able to demonstrate a willingness to learn new skills
  • A strong desire to improve on current skills and technique
  • A team player – polite, supportive, caring and empathetic

Consideration:

  • Can access training after completing a trial session, by one of the club’s coaches

Squad Exit Criteria

  • Unable to attain the relevant attendance, performance and attitude standards as set in the squad criteria
  • Consistently late to sessions without prior agreement

Pathway

  • Meeting the criteria – potential to transition to Masters Performance