Competitive Group

The age of swimmers within this group should not exceed 13 years.

Training aims & objectives:

  • Variety of aerobic/endurance swimming sets introduced into the programme.
  • Attend all sessions as directed by the group coach.
  • Introduction to log books containing all training & competition results.
  • Goal setting with the squad coach.
  • Use the pace clock independently.
  • Develop land conditioning programme.
  • Have all training equipment (log-book, fins, kick-board, pull buoy, drink bottle & skipping rope).
  • Participation in competitions as directed by the group coach.

Criteria for consideration of movement to Performance Group:

  • Excellent attitude & behaviour at both training and competitions.
  • Display appropriate development of swimming skills (stroke & transitions).
  • Qualify for Kent County Championships on a minimum of 1 event.
  • To have competed in all designated competitions as directed.
  • Attend a minimum of 4 of the 5 sessions available on a regular basis.
  • Parents & swimmers to agree to undertake the training commitment required in Performance Group.
  • Evidence of log-book completion.
  • Respect for coaching staff.
  • Willingness to learn.
  • Good lane discipline.
  • Punctuality.

Competitive Group Training Schedule