Competitive Development Bronze

Lead Coach: Jason Nightingale

Criteria for Competitive Development – Bronze (Previously Junior Development)

Swimmers of these squads have moved through the Club into the “Training to Train” phase of the Long-Term Athlete Development Plan as set out by the Amateur Swimming Association.

Aims of the squad: Attend all sessions as directed, willingness to learn, compete in all designated open meets and galas, good lane discipline, willingness to support team mates in training and competitions, punctuality and respect to coaches and other volunteers on poolside.

Movement into this squad will be based on the following;

 Attend 2/3 sessions per week

 Be able to swim 100m Freestyle with side aquatic breathing

 Be able to swim 100m Backstroke with good technique

 Be able to swim 100m Breaststroke with good technique

 Be able to swim 25m Butterfly legally

 Compete for the Club when required

Attendance and progress will be monitored by the Squad Coach and Head Coach. Swimmers not training or competing regularly could be asked to move squads. Movement from this squad will be at the discretion of the coaches in discussion with the Head Coach, and will be based on technique, skill, performance, attendance and attitude to training.

Training Times:

Monday: 6am – 7am 6pm – 6.45pm Venue K2 Crawley

Wednesday: 6am – 7am (K2) 6.30pm – 7.30pm Venue Cottesmore School

Thursday: 7.15pm – 8.15pm Venue Cottesmore School

Friday: 7pm – 8.00pm Venue K2 Crawley

Total Hours Available: 5.75