WYCOMBE DISTRICT SWIMMING CLUB

Performance Squads

Performance 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 Performance Squad

Head Coach Kevin Brooks, supported by Josh Atkins

Squad Aims & Objectives

To compete at the highest level with total commitment to an individually agreed training program with the Head Coach. Swimmers will be targeting the British Summer Championships, British Championships (trials) and International competitions and should be prepared to do “all that it takes” to reach the highest levels.

Ages:

Male 16 years+ (considered 14 &15 years)

Female 14 years+ (considered 13 years)

Accepted criteria for entry into squad

  • To be ranked in the Top 24 in the age groups specified at the British Summer Championships
  • Proven ability and commitment to following a demanding training program (swimmers, with parental support)
  • A positive mind set, with the ability to take personal responsibility for performances
  • 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 90-100% of individually agreed sessions (Pool and Land)

Considered criteria for entry into squad

  • Boys 15+ & Girls 14+ to be ranked in the Top 60 in the age groups specified at the British Summer Championships 2016
  • Boys 14 & Girls 13 to be ranked in the Top 16 in the age groups specified at the British Summer Championships 2016
  • OR: Swimmers assessed by the Head Coach 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.
  • Short Course Rankings are considered if inside the Top 60, British singular age bands.

Swimming Training Basic Criteria

  • Ability to consistently demonstrate 6 fly kicks off all walls/turns in streamline under pressure
  • Boys can hold 10x100 on 1:10 Free or Back , Girls can hold 10x100 on 1:15 Free or Back, short course (+ 5 long course)
  • Boys & Girls can Kick on their No1 Stroke 100m in under 1:30 Short Course and 1:40 Long Course
  • Has a full and educated “grasp” on training cycles and sessions; and are able to take full personally responsibility for their efforts in training sessions and is in line with the expectations of the Head Coach
  • Consistently hold required pace times for 100/200/400 Pace, 25m sprints, ICS pace, Critical Speed etc when asked

Land Training/Weights Criteria

  • To commit to a minimum of 3 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 performance standard.
  • Consistently Late to sessions (pool and land) without agreement
  • Consistently unable to maintain the Senior Performance training commitment, as agreed with Head Coach.
  • Consistently unable to maintain the Senior Performance competition commitment, as per fixtures list.
  • Showing no demonstrable progress towards achieving the required standards for Senior Performance.
  • Training at other clubs or seeking additional coaching/technical sessions outside of the Lead Coaches Planning

Pathways

  • Not meeting criteria – A move into either Senior Sprint, Competitive, Development or Masters Squads
  • Exceeds performance levels – possibility for move into “Senior Elite” (no squad at present)
  • Exit months are December, March, June & August/September (ready for the next quarter).

Intermediate Performance Squad

Lead Coach: Joshua Atkins, supported by Kevin Brooks

Squad Aims & Objectives

To compete at County, Regional & National level with total commitment to an individually agreed training program with the Head Coach. Swimmers will be targeting the British Summer Championships, British Championships (trials) and/or Regional level competitions and should be prepared to do “all that it takes” to reach the highest levels.

Ages

Male 13 years to 17 years (18 considered)

Female 12 years to 16 years (17 & 18 considered)

Accepted criteria for entry into squad

  • To be ranked in the Top 100 in the age groups specified at the British/English Summer Championships in multiple events, excluding 50’s for those 15/under
  • Proven ability and commitment to following a demanding training program (swimmers, with parental support)
  • A positive mind set, with the ability to take personal responsibility for performances
  • 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 90-100% of available agreed sessions (Pool and Land)

Considered criteria for entry into squad

  • To have obtained 2 x SESE (Regional) Qualifying Times OR multiple SESE Consideration times
  • OR: Swimmers assessed by the Head Coach 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 Team Level
  • Short Course Rankings are considered if inside the Top 100, British singular age bands.

Swimming Training Basic Criteria

  • Ability to consistently demonstrate 6 fly kicks off all walls/turns in streamline under pressure
  • Boys/Girls can hold 10x100 on 1:25 Free or Back short course (1:30 long course)
  • Boys & Girls can Kick on their No1 Stroke 100m in under 1:40 Short Course and 1:50 Long Course
  • Has a sound “grasp” on training cycles and sessions; and are able to take full personally responsibility for their efforts in training sessions and is in line with the expectations of the Head Coach
  • Consistently hold required pace times for 100/200/400 Pace, 25m sprints, ICS pace, Critical Speed etc when asked

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) 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 pull ups (males=6+, females=3+), full press ups (males=20+, females=15+), hold a proper plank for a minimum of 1 minute and the ability to complete 12 full front squats (males=20kg, females=10kg).

Criteria for Squad Exit

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

Pathways

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

Junior Fast Track Squad

Lead Coach: Joshua Atkins

Squad Aims & Objectives

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

Ages     

Male 12 years to 13 years

Female 12 years to 13 years (11 considered)

Accepted criteria for entry into squad

  • Two Accepted Times for the SESE (Regional) Championships (not in 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
  • Consistently attending 70-100% of sessions (Pool and Land)

Considered criteria for entry into squad

  • 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 back into Junior Competitive or into Senior Competitive or Development Squads
  • Exceeds performance levels – possibility for move into “Junior Performance”
  • Exit months are December, March, June & August/September (ready for the next quarter).

Junior Performance Squad

Lead Coach: Joshua 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. Swimmers should have their sights on the ASA English Nationals as they progress.

Ages

Male 11 years to 13 years (10 years & 14 years considered)

Female10 years to 12 years (9 years considered)

Accepted criteria for entry into squad

  • Two Consideration Times in the age groups specified at the SESE (Regional) Championships (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

  • Two County Consideration Times in the age groups specified at the BSBASA Championships (not 50’s)
  • Swimmers assessed by the Lead Coach (& APC/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, at the coaching team’s sole discretion. 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 Performance training commitment, as agreed with the Lead Coach
  • Consistently unable to maintain the Junior Performance competition commitment, as per fixtures list.
  • Showing no demonstrable progress towards achieving the required standards for Intermediate Performance.
  • Training at other clubs or seeking additional coaching/technical sessions outside of the Lead Coaches Planning

Pathways

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