Swimmers must be able to swim at a certain speed before being moved up to squad, as well as being able to maintain stroke technique and sound skills including starts and turns, and keep to training sets. To find out more about what the swimmers need to achieve before being moved up to squad please download the swimmer journey.
Swimmers are expected to be available for selection for galas and relay teams and should regularly enter open meets.
The clubs squad forms the train-to-train section and train to compete section of long-term athlete development often referred to as the athlete development support pathway.
Swimmers within Squad also have the opportunity to attend S&C (strength and conditioning) sessions weekly that are predominately focused around calisthenics. There are also opportunities for swimmers of the right development to attend gym sessions as part of the club’s partnership with 1610.
|6.45-7 Pre-pool 7-8.30 Trinity 8.30-9 S&C
7-8.30 Quantock Lodge
7.30-7.45 Pre-pool 7.45-9.15 Trinity
|7.45-8 Pre-pool 8-10 Millfield
|Morning training is facilitated through 1610. As a minimum swimmers should be 10 years of age before commencing morning sessions. Thursday S&C sessions is run in partnership with 1610 so requires swimmers to pay for morning training through 1610.
|Up to 11.5 hours pool time Up to 1.25 hours S&C (Strength and conditioning)
The clubs squad forms the train to train section and train to compete sections of long term athlete development. For more information about LTAD please view the following.