Worksop Dolphins Swimming Club

Head Coach

Giannis Valkoumas

Squad times from the 1st September 2021

A Squad Regionals Time Table commencing 1st September

Monday AM Warm Up 5:30am Training 5:45 - 7:00am W.Col 

PM Warm up Training 19:00-21:00 W.Col

Tuesday PM Warm up 16:15pm Training 16::30 – 18:30pm W.Col

Wednesday AM Warm Up 5:30am Training 5:45 - 7:00am W.Col 

PM Land Training 18.30 -19.15, Pool 19.15 - 21:15 WLC

Thursday Warm up 19:00 Training 19:15– 21:15 W.Col

Friday PM Warm up 18:15 Training 18:30 – 20:00 WLC

Saturday AM Warm Up 6:15am Training 6:30 – 8:30am  Land Training 8:30am to 9:30 am W.Col

Or 17:00-18:00 WLC (this will bw advised)

Sunday No Training

 

A Squad counties Time Table Commencing 1st September

Monday Warm up 17:15 Training 17:30-19:00 W.Col

Tuesday  Warm up 19:00 Training 19:15– 20:45 W.Col

Wednesday No Training

Thursday Warm up 16:15 Training 16:30 –18:00  W.Col

Friday Warm up 18:15 Training 18:30 – 20:00 WLC

Saturday No Training

Sunday  Warm Up 19:45 Training  20:00 - 21:00pm WLC

Attendance

The expected attendance for Regionals squad is 90% per week.

The expected attendance for Counties squad is 80% per week.

 

Fees

Squad training fees will cost £90.00 per month for Regionals Squads

Squad training fees will cost £80.00 per month for Counties Squads

 

Annual subscription £67.00

 

Squad Criteria Regionals

Attending 90% sessions is essential to improvement, This squad is usually for 14yrs and above or if you are a swimmer with potential, you should be able to show competency and stamina in front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke. You would be expected to get Regional or National qualifying times in this group. Working in this squad will have a huge affect on performance, strength, skill & fitness. An attendance register will be taken at the start of every session. Swimmers will improve in technique, growth and training. This squad requires the ability to swim freestyle 2X50m of 0:50, ability to swim 12X50m kick of 1min, 400m freestyle under 6 mins, 200 fly without breaking stroke.

Squad Criteria Counties

Attending 80% sessions is essential to improvement, This squad is usually for 11yrs and above or if you are a swimmer with potentialyou should be able to show competency and stamina in front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke. You would be expected to get Counties or Regional qualifying times in this group. An attendance register will be taken at the start of every session. Swimmers will improve in technique, growth and training. .

Technique

At the age of 13yrs and over technique is very important and is the main focus to improve and become successful. Working on improving technique regularly can drastically improve your overall swimming efficiency, speed, and confidence in the water. Technique in swimming is so vital that being able to move through the water efficiently.

Training Ethos

Training is extremely important to a swimmers development. The swimmers ability to train well will have a direct impact on their progression.

At a-squad level swimmers you need to have the right mental attitude, you have to want to train to improve. Sessions will be challenging but in order for performance to increase, these sessions must be met with the right mental attitude to gain the maximum benefit.

Many also form strong long term friendships within the club. Some of our older swimmers get involved in coaching themselves and can also use the club to support their GCSE Physical Education course work.

At all time the code of conduct should be followed.

Racing

Racing techniques will be taught as the swimmer progresses through the swim program, the further through the program the swimmer goes the more advance the training will be to them enable to compete at regional or national level.

Land Training (by Intitation only)

If you are asked. you should attend all land training sessions. These sessions are essential in assisting to increased core stability, strength exercises, improved flexibility of the body.

Sunday Land Training 6:00pm 1 hour

Saturday Land Training 8:30am 1 hour

 

So who looks after the administration for the coaches?

Each squad has a squad administrator assigned to it, you can contact your Squad administrator by clicking on the ‘Squad’ section of the website or the link below. The role of the Squad administrator is to ensure communication between coach and parent/carer is accurately done.

Any Questions regarding a-squad contact the a-squad administrator

[email protected]


 

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