GOLD SQUAD CRITERIA

COACH/SWIMMER RATIO: 1:30

Minimum Age: 14 Maximum Age: 18 

MINIMUM ENTRY CRITERIA

  • Attend 3 training sessions a week regularly, school swimming can be taken into consideration.
  • Complete 10 x 100m FS off 2.00, 10 x 100 IM off 2.15, 20 x 50m FS off 55.00
  • Swimmers should be competing at Surrey County Championships in 2 events or within 3% of Surrey

QTs in following:

  • 1 x Distance Freestyle 1500m/800/400m/200m
  • 1 x Individual medley and/or,
  • 1 x 200m Form Stroke
  • Swimmers to compete at targeted meets specified by coach and all Arena league galas where selected.

OBJECTIVES

 

  • Develop and improve stroke technique on all four strokes, learn more complex stroke drill progressions
  • for all the four strokes.
  • Develop starts, turns and finishes on all four strokes, relay takeovers, and IM turns.
  • Independently monitor training by using a pace clock.
  • Learn and understand competitive swimming rules.
  • Learn the process of goal setting and working toward objectives, learn and practice basic stretching and
  • core body strength work.
  • Take responsibility for training equipment required at each training session (kick board, pull buoy, drink
  • bottle, fins, goggles).