Competitive Development Silver

Lead Coach: Jason Nightingale

Criteria for Competitive Development – Silver (Previously County Silver)

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.

Movement into this squad will be based on the following;

 Competent in three strokes Freestyle, Breaststroke, Backstroke and have a basic knowledge of Butterfly.

 Able to swim 400m Freestyle, 200m Backstroke, 200m Breaststroke & 50m Butterfly.

 Competent in starts andturns

 Represent the Club when required

 Attend minimum 3 / 4 Sessions per week

This squad will be working on the following time and training performance criteria;

 Advanced stroke techniques

 Starts turns and finishes

 How to train effectively (warm up and swim downs, endurance, using the pace clock & lane discipline)

 Basic skills &drills.

 Gala protocol.

 Attend competitions at L3 or 4 meets both County and Regional 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.

Training Times: (5.75 hrs)

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

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

*6.00pm – 7.00pm Venue K2

(*Selected Swimmers Only)

*7.00pm – 9.00pm Venue K2 (Transition Group)

(*Selected Swimmers Only)

Thursday: 7.15pm – 8.15pm Venue Cottesmore School

*7.45pm – 8.45pm (T) Venue K2

(*Selected Swimmers Only)

Friday: 8.00pm – 9.00pm Venue K2 Crawley

Total Hours Available: 5.75 – 6.75

* Please note * Sessions Are Selected Swimmers ONLY

(T) Technique Session