Aim of Squad:

Everyone to achieve a Northumberland & Durham qualifying time.

Squad Criteria:

  • Swimmers ages range from 8 to 12 years.
  • Swimmers must be competing in this squad so need to be a member of a Swimming Club affiliated to the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA).
  • In this squad swimmers are aiming for N&D standard.
  • Attendance of at least 80% or above every month.
  • Must compete in competitions directed by coaching staff, competing in events directed by the squad coach. Any issues with competitions must be consulted with your squad coach. Parents or swimmers do not choose competitions.
  • Swimmers must have a positive attitude to training and competitions and a willingness to learn and improve.
  • Emphasis on becoming a good 400IM swimmer, perfecting skills and technique and introduction to Open Meets.
  • Any moves or bridging sessions with Group 2 are down to the coaches’ discretion.
  • Swimmers must be on poolside 10/15 minutes before every session for poolside warm up, swimmers who are going to be late must let the squad coach know. Swimmers turning up very late may be refused entry to the session.
  • Land Work is not optional
  • If you are ill or injured it is up to the coach whether you are fit enough to enter the pool, but if you turn up to the session you are expected to complete it.
  • Swimmers must have their own equipment for every session including spare goggles.

Sessions:

Monday pm 5.30 – 7.00pm Consett
Tuesday am 6.00 – 7.30am Stanley
Wednesday pm 4.30 – 6.00pm Stanley S&C 6.00-6.30pm
Thursday am 6.00 – 7.30am Consett
Friday pm 5.30 – 6.30pm Stanley
Sunday pm 4.00 – 6.00pm Consett S&C 6.00-7.00pm

Age 11/12 years | 6 Sessions | 9 Hours
AM

TUE
6:00 - 7:30

THURS
6:00 - 7:30

PM

MON
5:30 - 7:00

WED
4:30 - 6:30 inc. S&C

FRI
5:30 - 6:30

SUN
4:00 - 7:00 inc. S&C

Age 10 years | 5 Sessions | 7.5 Hours
AM

TUE
6:00 - 7:30

PM

MON
5:30 - 7:00

WED
4:30 - 6:30 inc. S&C

FRI
5:30 - 6:30

SUN
4:00 - 7:00 inc. S&C

Age 8/9 years | 4 Sessions | 6 Hours
AM
PM

MON
5:30 - 7:00

WED
4:30 - 6:30 inc. S&C

FRI
5:30 - 6:30

SUN
4:00 - 7:00 inc. S&C

* Swimmers are expected to achieve 80% attendance for their age group

* Strength and conditioning (S&C) training is for everyone and is compulsory

* Swimmers who are not committed or do not meet session criteria may not be able to attend S&C training, this is at the coaches discretion