Age Group Development

Swimmers in this squad will aspire to perform at a high standard, show a good attitude and have an excellent attendance rate. Their training programme will be progressive as swimmers develop further their aerobic capacities whilst focusing closely on the competitive skills required to compete successfully. Skill and technique is still a major focus as training progresses and becomes more intense.

Swimmers will be expected to –

  • Continue to learn how to train, use the pace clock effectively and compete in all strokes and all distances.
  • Compete in League Competitions, and Open Meets suitable for them selected by the coaching team.
  • Swimmers in this squad should look to achieve county times or be working towards them for the following season.
  • Attend a minimum of 5 out 6 pool sessions per week including one morning.
  • Attend all land training.

Any swimmer with a heavy academic workload due to GCSE’s please speak to your coach who will discuss your training plan with you.

Movement between squads will be at the coach’s discretion. Being able to fulfil the criteria in the next squad will not guarantee movement. Movements will be made when the coaching team are confident that swimmers can complete the workloads in the next squad without issue.