FOUNDATION SQUAD

COACH/SWIMMER RATIO 1:30
 
Minimum Age: 10 Maximum Age: 14
MINIMUM ENTRY CRITERIA

  • Attend 1 training session a week regularly
  • Swim 100m on front
  • Swim 100m on back
  • Correct stroke technique for Freestyle, Backstroke

OBJECTIVES 

  • Take responsibility for training equipment required at each training session (pull buoy, drink bottle and fins,
  • goggles).
  • Introduction to lane swimming/learning dives, starts and turns.
  • Fundamental techniques of front crawl, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly.
  • Lane discipline and etiquette (e.g. when overtaking, swim round, not over!).
  • Able to understand the basic swimming coaching language i.e. what is a 50? 100? kick, fly, free, back,
  • catch up etc.
  • Survival skills (what to do if you find yourself in cold water etc).
  • Disabled swimmers eligible for IPC Classification will be assessed in line with LTAD and coach
  • discretion - where appropriate guidance from the London Regional Disability Coach will be sought.
  • All squad selections and criteria are at the discretion of the coaching team and are made in line with

Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD). Swimmers who are dissatisfied with their squad selection will
need to make an appointment with the Head Coach and Welfare Officer/Secretary to discuss the
reasoning. Swimmers below the age of 18 will need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.