Youth Squad

Lead Coach: Jason Nightingale

Criteria for Youth Squad (PreviouslySilver Fitness)

Aims of the squad: Maintain fitness, willingness to learn, good lane discipline, 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 good understanding of Butterfly.

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

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 and lane discipline)

 Basic skills and drills

The pathway still allows for a swimmer to re-enter the competitive pathway. Attendance and progress will be monitored by the Squad Coach and Head Coach. 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 Venue K2 Crawley

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

Thursday: 7.15pm – 8.15pm Venue Cottesmore School

Friday: 8.00pm – 9.00pm Venue K2 Crawley

Total Hours Available: 5