St Ives Swimming Club

A Competitive Cambridgeshire Swimming Club 

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SQUAD DEFINITION AND CRITERIA

Squad progression through the club is:

Nemos →  Minnows →  Marlins → Dolphins → Silver Sharks → Gold Sharks

Movement to the next Squad up depends upon:

*             Ability; both physical & technical

*             Attitude towards training & adaptability to higher intensity training

            *             Competition experience at Open meets

*             Space available - 1 for 1 movements as space becomes available

When squads are full the training requirements of each squad will be adapted to according to the swimmers needs. 

Nemos – Junior transition from learn to swim to competitive swimming

Training 1 session, total 1 hour a week (Friday or Saturday)

Requirements: 1 session a week

Minnows – Junior Development Squad

Training 4 sessions, 4.5 hours a week

Requirements: recommended to train 2 sessions a week minimum

Marlins – Junior Development Squad

Training 4 sessions, total 4.75 hours a week

Requirements: recommended to train 2 sessions a week minimum

Dolphins – Junior Competitive Squad

Training 5 sessions, 6.5 hours a week

Minimum Open Meet requirements are:  3 Open Meets per year (Sept to Aug)

Minimum training requirements are: 3 out of 5 sessions per week

Silver Sharks – Senior Competitive Squad

Training 7 sessions, 9.75 hours a week

Minimum Open Meet requirements are:  4 Open Meets per year (Sept to Aug)

Minimum training requirements are: 4 out of 7 sessions per week

Gold Sharks – Elite Competitive Squad

Training 7 sessions, 11.25 hours a week

Minimum Open Meet requirements are:  4 Open Meets per year (Sept to Aug)

Minimum training requirements are: 4 out of 7 sessions per week

Barracudas

Training 3 sessions, 3.25 hours a week

No Minimum Open Meet or training requirement