WYCOMBE DISTRICT SWIMMING CLUB

Competitive Squads

Competitive Squads

The aim of Wycombe District Swimming Club is to provide an environment for the coaching and development of aquatic sports and to provide the opportunity and encouragement to enable all of its membership to reach their full potential within aquatics. Fundamentally, Wycombe District Swimming Club is a competitive club with the majority of its membership training to compete in local, county, regional and national competition. We also provide the environment suitable to train swimmers to International level, and the club together with its head coach has a proud history of achieving just that.

Senior Competitive

Squad Coach: David Gee - Head of Competitive & Development

Squad Aims & Objectives

To compete at County and Regional level with good commitment to the program. Swimmers will be targeting the County and Regional Championships and potentially National Relay level. Swimmers should aim to reach the highest levels based on ability and commitment levels.

Ages (based at the 31st December, of each year)

Male 14 years to 18 years (19+ considered if Senior Sprint & Development not appropriate)

Female13 years to 17 years (18+ considered if Senior Sprint & Development not appropriate)

Accepted criteria for entry into squad

  • Two County Consideration Times in the age groups specified at the BSBASA County Championships 2016
  • Proven ability and commitment to following a competitive training program (swimmers, with parental support)
  • A positive mind set
  • 100% commitment to team events (National League, County/Regional/National relays)
  • Signed and returned copies of Swimmer Code of Conduct & Parents Code of Conduct
  • A Team player – polite, supportive, caring and empathetic
  • Consistently attending 70-100% of agreed sessions (Pool and Land)

Considered criteria for entry into squad

  • To have a realistic chance of gaining two County Consideration Times (as determined by the Head of C&D Swimming)
  • Swimmers assessed by the Head of Competitive & Development Swimming (& Head Coach if required) to have near term potential and or having longer term potential may be admitted or retained within a squad on a probationary period of between 3 – 12 months. The swimmer must be able to show commitment and demonstrable progress towards the overall squad criteria and show improvement (based on goal setting) at designated competitions and within training.
  • Swimmers that are identified/selected for any WDSC Relay at Regional or Arena A or B Team Level

Land Training/Weights Criteria

  • To commit to a minimum of 2 land training sessions a week. Any missed without permission must be made up in your own time with the Land Training Coach.
  • To wear club kit during pre pool (shorts and trainers), land training and gym sessions (club top and shorts).
  • Arrive 10 minutes before each session for pre-pool and stay 10 minutes after each session for stretching.
  • Have the ability to complete full pull-ups (males=8+, females=5+), full press ups (males=25+, females=20+), hold a proper plank for a minimum of 1 minute and the ability to complete 12 full front squats (males=30kg, females=20kg).

Criteria for Squad Exit

  • Unable to attain the relevant competitive standard.
  • Consistently Late to sessions (pool and land) without agreement
  • Consistently unable to maintain the Senior Competitive training commitment, as agreed with Head of C&DS
  • Consistently unable to maintain the Senior Competitive competition commitment, as per fixtures list.
  • Showing no demonstrable progress towards achieving the required standards for Senior Competitive.
  • Training at other clubs or seeking additional coaching/technical sessions outside of the Lead Coaches Planning

Pathways

  • Not meeting criteria – A move into either the Development or Masters Squads depending on age
  • Exceeds performance levels – possibility for move into “Junior/Senior Performance or Senior Sprint”
  • Exit months are December, March, June & August/September (ready for the next quarter).

Sprint Squad

Squad Coach: David Gee - Head of Competitive & Development

Proven swimmers at regional or national level (and wish to continue to compete at these levels) or swimmers that have great training work ethic and are competing at Regional Level. Willing to train as a “performance swimmer”, demonstrating the right attitudes of a performance swimmer, through maintain standards required of the squads - but is genuinely unable to commit to a full program of hours. Sessions are a mixture of Senior Competitive and Performance. Pool & Gym session attendance is agreed with the Head Coach each cycle. Consideration for this squad based on Head Coach discretion. This squad is also used as a phased exit from the Performance Section, back into the Competitive Club Section.

Junior Competitive Squad

Lead Coach: David Gee, assisted by Josh Atkins &

Squad Aims & Objectives

To compete at County and Regional level with good commitment to the program. Swimmers will be targeting the County and Regional Championships and potentially National Relay level. Swimmers should aim to reach the highest levels based on ability and commitment levels.

Ages

Male 12 years to 14 years

Female 11 years to 13 years

Accepted criteria for entry into squad

  • Two County Consideration Times in the age groups specified at the BSBASA County Championships 2016 (not 50’s)
  • Proven ability and commitment to following a competitive training program (swimmers, with parental support)
  • A positive mind set
  • 100% commitment to team events (National League, County/Regional/National relays)
  • Signed and returned copies of Swimmer Code of Conduct & Parents Code of Conduct
  • A Team player – polite, supportive, caring and empathetic
  • Up to date licensed times (within the last 6 months) in the following events: every 50m and 100m event, 200m Freestyle, Backstroke, Breaststroke and Individual Medley and the 400m Freestyle & Individual Medley every 6 months. All as a minimum.
  • Consistently attending 70-100% of sessions (Pool and Land)

Considered criteria for entry into squad

  • To have a realistic chance of gaining two County Consideration Times (as determined by the Lead Coach & H of CD), in the future
  • Swimmers assessed by the Lead Coach of Junior Competitive (& Head Coach if required) to have near term potential and or having longer term potential may be admitted or retained within a squad on a probationary period of between 3 – 12 months. The swimmer must be able to show commitment and demonstrable progress towards the overall squad criteria and show improvement (based on goal setting) at designated competitions and within training.
  • Swimmers that are identified/selected for any WDSC Relay at Regional or Arena A or B Team Level

Land Training Criteria

  • To commit to a minimum of 1 land training sessions a week. Any missed without permission must be made up in your own time with the Land Training Coach.
  • To wear club kit during pre pool (shorts and trainers) and land training (club top and shorts).
  • Arrive 10 minutes before each session for pre-pool and stay 10 minutes after each session for stretching.
  • Have the ability to complete full press ups (males=15+, females=10+), hold a proper plank for a minimum of 30 seconds and the ability to complete 12 full front squats with an unloaded bar.

Criteria for Squad Exit

  • Unable to attain the relevant competitive standard.
  • Consistently Late to sessions (pool and land) without agreement
  • Consistently unable to maintain the Junior Competitive training commitment, as agreed with the Lead Coach
  • Consistently unable to maintain the Junior Competitive competition commitment, as per fixtures list.
  • Showing no demonstrable progress towards achieving the required standards for Senior Competitive.
  • Training at other clubs or seeking additional coaching/technical sessions outside of the Lead Coaches Planning

Pathways

  • Not meeting criteria – A move into Intermediate or Senior Development Squads
  • Exceeds performance levels – possibility for move into “Junior/Intermediate Performance or Senior Competitive”
  • Exit months are December, March, June & August/September (ready for the next quarter).

Potential One (P1)

Lead Coach:

Squad Aims & Objectives

To compete at County level with good commitment to the program. Swimmers will be targeting the County Championships and potentially Regional Relay level. Swimmers should aim to reach the highest levels based on ability and commitment levels.

Ages

Male 9 years to 13 years

Female 9 years to 13 years

Accepted criteria for entry into squad

  • Achievement of BSBASA County Consideration Times in any event, excluding 50’s
  • Full commitment to training in Potential Two Squad for at least a term prior to squad movements.
  • Desire and will to improve and progress through Wycombe District Swimming Club.
  • 100% commitment to team events (Milton Keynes Junior League, National League, County/Regional relays)
  • Signed and returned copies of Swimmer Code of Conduct & Parents Code of Conduct
  • A Team player – polite, supportive, caring and empathetic
  • Up to date licensed times (within the last 6 months) in the following events: every 50m and 100m event, 200m Freestyle, Backstroke, Breaststroke and Individual Medley and the 400m Freestyle every 6 months. All as a minimum.
  • Consistently attending 70-100% of sessions (Pool and Land)

Considered criteria for entry into squad

  • Swimmers assessed by the Junior Coach (& Head Coach if required) to have near term potential and or having longer term potential may be admitted or retained within a squad on a probationary period of between 3 – 12 months. The swimmer must be able to show commitment and demonstrable progress towards the overall squad criteria and show improvement (based on goal setting) at designated competitions and within training.
  • Swimmers that are identified/selected for any WDSC Relay at Regional, Arena A or B Team Level and MKJL Level

Land Training Criteria

  • To commit to a minimum of 1 land training session a week. A valid excuse must be communicated to the coach running land training prior to the session if it’s to be missed.
  • To wear club kit during pre pool (shorts and trainers) and land training sessions (club top and shorts).
  • Arrive 10 minutes before each session for pre-pool and stay 10 minutes after each session for stretching.
  • Have the ability to complete full press ups (males=10+, females=5+) and hold a proper plank for a minimum of 30 seconds

Criteria for Squad Exit

  • Unable to attain the relevant competitive standard.
  • Consistently Late to sessions (pool and land) without agreement
  • Consistently unable to maintain the Potential One training commitment, as agreed with Junior Coach
  • Consistently unable to maintain the Potential One competition commitment, as per fixtures list.
  • Showing no demonstrable progress towards achieving the required standards for Potential One.
  • Training at other clubs or seeking additional coaching/technical sessions outside of the Lead Coaches Planning

Pathways

  • Not meeting criteria – A move into either Intermediate/Senior Development Squad or return to Potential Two
  • Exceeds performance levels – possibility for move into “Junior Competitive”
  • Exit months are December, March, June & August/September (ready for the next quarter).

Potential Two (P2)

Lead Coach:

Squad Aims & Objectives

To compete at high club level with good commitment to the program. Swimmers will be targeting the County Championships and potentially County Relay level. Swimmers should aim to reach the highest levels based on ability and commitment levels.

Ages

Male 9 years to 11 years

Female 9 years to 11 years

Accepted criteria for entry into squad

  • Full commitment to training in Potential Three Squad for at least a term prior to squad movements.
  • Desire and will to improve and progress through Wycombe District Swimming Club.
  • 100% commitment to team events (Milton Keynes Junior League, National League, County relays)
  • Signed and returned copies of Swimmer Code of Conduct & Parents Code of Conduct
  • A Team player – polite, supportive, caring and empathetic
  • Up to date times (within the last 6 months) in the following events: every 50m and 100m event, 200m Freestyle, Backstroke, Breaststroke and Individual Medley and the 400m Freestyle every 6 months. All as a minimum.
  • Consistently attending 70-100% of sessions (Pool and Land)

Considered criteria for entry into squad

  • Swimmers assessed by the Junior Coach (& Head Coach if required) to have near term potential and or having longer term potential may be admitted or retained within a squad on a probationary period of between 3 – 12 months. The swimmer must be able to show commitment and demonstrable progress towards the overall squad criteria and show improvement (based on goal setting) at designated competitions and within training.
  • Swimmers that are identified/selected for any WDSC Relay at Regional, Arena A or B Team Level and MKJL Level

Land Training Criteria

  • To commit to a minimum of 1 land training session a week. A valid excuse must be communicated to the coach running land training prior to the session if it’s to be missed.
  • To wear club kit during pre pool (shorts and trainers) and land training sessions (club top and shorts).
  • Arrive 10 minutes before each session for pre-pool and stay 10 minutes after each session for stretching.
  • Have the ability to complete kneeling press ups (males=10+, females=5+) and hold a proper plank for a minimum of 30 seconds

Criteria for Squad Exit

  • Unable to attain the relevant competitive standard.
  • Consistently unable to maintain the Potential Two training commitment, as agreed with Junior Coach
  • Consistently unable to maintain the Potential Two competition commitment, as per fixtures list.
  • Showing no demonstrable progress towards achieving the required standards for Potential Two.
  • Training at other clubs or seeking additional coaching/technical sessions outside of the Lead Coaches Planning

Pathways

  • Not meeting criteria – A move into either Intermediate Development Squad or return to Potential Three
  • Exceeds performance levels – possibility for move into “Potential One”
  • Exit months are December, March, June & August/September (ready for the next quarter).

Potential Three (P3)

Lead Coach:

Squad Aims & Objectives

To compete at regular club level competitions with good commitment to the program. Swimmers will be targeting a move into Potential Two at the nearest possible opportunity. Swimmers should aim to reach the highest levels based on ability and commitment levels.

Ages

Male 8 years to 11 years

Female 8 years to 10 years

Accepted criteria for entry into squad

  • Full commitment to training in Platinum Academy Squad for at least a term prior to squad movements.
  • Desire and will to improve and progress through Wycombe District Swimming Club.
  • 100% commitment to team events (Milton Keynes Junior League, County relays)
  • Signed and returned copies of Swimmer Code of Conduct & Parents Code of Conduct
  • A Team player – polite, supportive, caring and empathetic
  • Up to date times (within the last 6 months) in the following events: every 50m event, 100m and 200m Freestyle, Backstroke and Individual Medley. All as a minimum.

Considered criteria for entry into squad

  • Swimmers assessed by the Junior Coach (& Head Coach if required) to have near term potential and or having longer term potential may be admitted or retained within a squad on a probationary period of between 3 – 12 months. The swimmer must be able to show commitment and demonstrable progress towards the overall squad criteria and show improvement (based on goal setting) at designated competitions and within training.
  • Swimmers that are identified/selected for any WDSC Relay at Regional, Arena A or B Team Level and MKJL Level

Commitment to Competition Criteria

  • To commit to racing in every 50m event, 100m and 200m Freestyle, Backstroke and Individual Medley and the 400m Freestyle every 6 months.

Land Training Criteria

  • To commit to a minimum of 1 land training session a week. A valid excuse must be communicated to the coach running land training prior to the session if it’s to be missed.
  • To wear club kit during pre pool (shorts and trainers) and land training sessions (club top and shorts).
  • Arrive 10 minutes before each session for pre-pool and stay 10 minutes after each session for stretching.
  • Have the ability to complete kneeling press ups (males=10+, females=5+) and hold a proper plank for a minimum of 30 seconds

Criteria for Squad Exit

  • Unable to attain the relevant competitive standard.
  • Consistently unable to maintain the Potential Three training commitment, as agreed with Junior Coach
  • Consistently unable to maintain the Potential Three competition commitment, as per fixtures list.
  • Showing no demonstrable progress towards achieving the required standards for Potential Three.
  • Training at other clubs or seeking additional coaching/technical sessions outside of the Lead Coaches Planning

Pathways

  • Not meeting criteria – A move into either Junior/Inter Development Squad or return to Platinum Academy
  • Exceeds performance levels – possibility for move into “Potential Two”
  • Exit months are December, March, June & August/September (ready for the next quarter).