Competitive Development Gold

Lead Coach: Jason Nightingale

Criteria for Competitive Development – Gold (Previously County Gold)

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: Sussex County qualifying times, 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.

Competitive Development - Gold 10+ Years

Entry into this squad is determined by commitment, attendance and performance at competitions. Swimmers entering this squad will be working on the following time and training performance criteria;

 They should be working towards 200m competitive swims with legal strokes, starts and turns in all strokes.

 Attend Minimum 4/5 Sessions per week (With at least 1 morning)

 Aerobic development

 Introduction of pre-training land work

 Represent the Club if selected.

 Attend competitions at L3 or 4 meets within County and Region as set out on the Club competition calendar by the Head Coach.

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.

Selected swimmers can be asked to attend Sunday Mornings at K2 from 7.30am – 9.30am at the discretion of the Head Coach.

Training Times:

Monday: 6am – 7am Venue K2 Crawley

Tuesday: 6am – 7am Venue K2 Crawley

Wednesday: 6am – 7am 7.00pm – 9pm Venue K2 Crawley

Thursday: 7.45pm – 8.45pm (T) Venue K2 Crawley

Friday: 6am – 7am 6pm – 7pm Venue K2 Crawley

Sunday: 7.30am – 9.30am * Invited Swimmers Only Venue K2 Crawley

Total Hours Available: 7.5 – 9.5

* Please note * Sessions Are Selected Swimmers ONLY

(T) Technique Session