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Severnside Tritons Swimming Club

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Club Groups

The Club is divided into swimming groups. There are expectation criteria for each group and swimmers will move through the different stages of the LTAD as they progress through. Coaches decide on which is the most appropriate group for you to train in by looking at your current training ability, your potential, your attendance, and your attitude to training. Swimmers may be moved from one group to another during the swimming year (Sep-Aug). If you change groups you will need to amend your standing order for your swimming fee - please contact the Membership Secretary or Treasurer if you need advice. You will see that each group has a set of expectation criteria - these criteria are guidelines applied to decide if a swimmer should stay in or move to a particular group.

Groups and athletic pathway



These groups are shown on an athletic pathway diagram:  Club Group Structure

Group Criteria

All movements from one group to another are based on the overall capabilities and potential of the swimmer. The performance of the swimmer, his or her ability to train, attendance, attitude and technique are also very important factors to consider. Chronological age and peer groups are factors considered but not necessarily the primary ones. There can be massive differences developmental and chronological ages. Decisions about swim group assignment are made by the Head Coach but the following criteria will give you a better idea of the requirements for each group:  Group Criteria