The club is structured into three sections, Development, Club and Competitive.
Development – This section comprises of Turtles and Penguins where swimmers are introduce to 1 hour sessions which still incorporate 10 minutes of play at the end. Swimmers develop all round swimming skills incorporating a variety of water based activities including water polo. Swimmer develop their fundamental skills and enjoyment for being in the water, which will last a life time and can remain in these squads if they choose not to follow the competitive path.
Club – This section comprises of Club Squad (6-16yrs). Swimmers can take part in up to three sessions a week with the main focus on stroke work, technique, dives and turns. Swimmers compete in club and league galas across the local area.
Competitive – This section comprises of Junior County Squad (8-12yrs), County Squad (12-18yrs), Junior Performance (9-12yrs), Performance (12-18yrs) and Multi-Sport Squad (13-18yrs). Swimmers take part in a minimum of four sessions a week through to a six day a week training program in Performance for swimmers aiming at Regional and National qualification. The focus in this section is twofold, high level technique for racing and physical conditioning for performing based on a swimmers stage of development.
The program runs in line with LTAD (Long Term Athlete Development) which means swimmers receive the right type and volume of training throughout the growth and development years. Swimmers in this section regularly compete in ASA licensed open meets where electronic timing is used and swimmers times are recorded on the ASA rankings. Swimmers are aiming at achieving qualification at major events in the British Swimming structure starting with Hampshire County Championship through to Nationals.
Swimmers in these squads have the following opportunities;
Periodised 50m pool training
Access to underwater video camera for stroke analysis
Additional land training / gym sessions
The NEW HEAD COACH Rebecca Richards start full time coaching on Monday 19th March. Until then the coaches will be as follows:
Monday 05.30 – 7.30am Paul Dollery
Monday 1900-2000 Clodagh Dear and Luke Perry
Tuesday 1900-2000 Clodagh Dear and AJ Harnett
Wednesday 0530-0730 Clodagh Dear
Thursday 1900-2000 Clodagh Dear
Friday 0530 – 0730 Paul Dollery
Friday 1800-2000 Paul Dollery and Clodagh Dear
Saturday 0700 – 0845 Clodagh Dear
Saturday 1630 – 1730 Club Squad Skills Session
Saturday 1730 – 1830 County and Performance Skills Session
The session plans for the next six weeks have been designed by Matt in line with a progressive plan for developing the swimmers
New Head Coach Richards has asked us to thank you for your patience and the huge efforts of the coaches stepping in to keep the swimmers fit. .