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Club Structure

 

Our club structure facilitates suitable and progressive squads/hours in order to allow each athlete to reach their full potential. We strive to minimise the risk of burnout, teach individuals the values of listening, working hard, respect and personal responsibility within our program. These qualities not only help form a successful athlete, but also a successful human being.

 

Our Competitive Swimming stream has three main sections:

 

  • Performance – Swimmers competing at Regional, English, British and Junior International Level;
  • Competitive – The main pathway through the Club from the Academy, through the junior/age group squads and into Competitive and Youth Development;
  • Club & Aquatic Sports – An offering for non-competitive swimming for enjoyment as well as competitive Synchronised Swimming, Water Polo and Masters swimming.

 

The age bands for each squad are listed in the squad criterium further below. Though they are for guidance purposes only; each athlete will be placed in the squad where the coaching team feels is best for them.

 

The Head Coach does believe that swimmers are best placed and progressed along in their peer groups, but implores that this cannot always be the case due to differing stages in aerobic, athletic and physical development as well as maturation.

 

The following table should act as a guideline for age/squad progression within the Performance & Competitive Pathways:

 

Age YOB Performance Development Competitive Pathway

18+

2002 Youth Performance     Youth Development    

17

2003        

16

2004        

15

2005 Age Group Performance   Competitive Development  

14

2006 Age Group Development  

13

2007      

12

2008     Junior Development  

11

2009          

10

2010       Oaks Academy Minnows / LTS

9

2011      

8

2012        

7

2013        

6

2014          

 

It is vital, therefore, to ensure that each athlete commits to as much of their allocated squad’s schedule as possible to maintain a consistent level of progression.