Training Sessions

District Performance Squad is for swimmers competing at county level and progressing towards Regional & National Championships. Competitions will be located both in and out of the region to develop the necessary experience for achieving these goals and future progression in the sport. Swimmers are expected to attend a seasonal swim camp for improved independence and experience. The main emphasis of the training program is continuing development of stamina and endurance combined with great stroke and skill technique.

Swimmers have achieved multiple County qualifying times for the season. At the Head Coach’s discretion other swimmers may be deemed eligible for this squad if they meet the squad expectations and can withstand the training intensity.

Ages 11-14 as of 31st December

Training Sessions

 

Pool Sessions

Strength & Conditioning Sessions

Monday

5.30-7.30pm

King’s Lynn

 

 

Tuesday

8.00-9.00pm

Downham Market

7.15-8pm (extra £1)

Downham Market

Wednesday

5.30-7.30pm

King’s Lynn

 

 

Thursday

8.00-9.30pm

King’s Lynn

 

 

Friday

8.00-9.30pm

King’s Lynn

7.30-8.00pm

King’s Lynn

Saturday

7.00-8.30am

Downham Market

 

 

Sunday

 

 

 

 

Squad Expectations

General Squad Expectations

  • Arrive on time for all sessions and with the correct kit.
  • Always give your best and be coachable i.e. prepared to listen to the coach and work effectively to meet training targets and goals.
  • Be respectful to the coaching staff, team mates and poolside helpers both at training and competition.
  • Enter designated competitions for your squad and enter a wide range of events.
  • Be available to represent the club at galas for which you are selected.
  • Have fun and support each other, but aim to achieve goals for yourself not to please others.

Specific Squad Expectations

  • Swimmers have the ability to and demonstrate the attitude and desire to progress and compete at Regional level. They back this up with an energetic, positive and committed approach to their training.
  • They demonstrate a strong work ethic and are committed to achieving the attendance requirement of attending all available training sessions each week more often than not, and a minimum of 5 pool sessions and 1 land training each week.
  • Swimmers are on poolside at least 15 minutes before the start of each pool session (excluding Tuesdays & morning training) to complete stability and mobility work. Swimmers will not get in the pool until they have completed 15 minutes of good quality pre-pool work.
  • Swimmers complete at least 10 minutes of stretching after every pool session.
  • Work towards squad training and competition goals.
  • Swimmers strive towards best quality practice at all times with excellence being the goal.
  • Work towards achieving process and outcome objectives in competition.

Swimmers require the following training equipment:

  • Stretch band
  • Kickboard
  • Fins
  • Pull Buoy
  • Hand paddles
  • Snorkel
  • Drinks bottle

Focus

  • Continue with developing a good aerobic base using a multi-stroke approach.
  • Introduce training sets from all five training zones when developmentally appropriate.
  • Basic stroke technique & skill level for starts, turns, and finishes is established, but swimmers will need to expand on this and consistently aim to perform excellent skills.
  • Speed work at start of session to develop speed & at the end of sessions to develop race specific endurance.
  • Swimmers develop their judgement of pace and perceived effort. Use of pace to control training intensity.
  • Develop Land Training using circuits.

 

Reviews

Swimmers progress and ability to meet the criteria and expectations of the squad will be monitored throughout the season.  Swimmers who are not meeting the criteria and expectations for the squad will be informed of this and will be given a set period of time to reach the required standard.  If swimmers are still not meeting the squad’s criteria and expectations after this time frame, they will be moved to a more appropriate squad for their abilities, attitude, commitment and ambition.