Swadlincote Swimming ClubPerformance & Gala Guide Lines


  • It is very important to eat correctly to aid performance before competition.
  • All swimmers to ensure they are on poolside in good time to start “Blood flow” before the warm up.
  • Stay fully hydrated – 1% dehydration = 6% detrimental effect on performance



  • Be prepared with the correct food & fluids for the duration of the competition.
  • Poolside’s can be very hot places please have plenty of water to drink throughout the event
  • Make an effort where appropriate to support team-mates whilst competing
  • Warm muscles perform better than cold muscles: swimmers to wear club t-shirts, shorts, socks & shoes on poolside.
  • At team events (League galas) all swimmers should stay on poolside until after the last race.
  • SAVE YOUR ENERGY FOR RACING – not racing around poolside!
  • Listen to Team Managers to know when you are racing.
  • If you need to leave poolside, you must ask the permission of the Team Managers.



  • All swimmers must wear SSC swimming hat when competing
  • Where possible you should have a replacement pair of goggles that are exactly the same as your “favourite” racing goggles.
  • When called for your race, take your hat, goggles and water bottle with you.
  • All swimmers must report to the Head Coach or a member of the coaching team (before parents) after every race for feedback.