The Development Academy

The age of swimmers within this squad should not exceed 11 years. 

Training aims & objectives:

  • Develop & consolidate stroke technique on all four strokes.
  • Develop & consolidate starts, turns & finishes on all four stokes.
  • Training in a group environment & lane discipline.
  • Introduction to using a pace clock.
  • Rules of the sport.
  • Punctuality.
  • Have all training equipment (kick-board, fins & drink bottle).
  • Introduction to external competitions, participation in club Time Trials & Club Championships.

Criteria for consideration of movement to Progressive Group:

  • Participate in club Time Trials & low level competitions.
  • Attend all 3 training sessions on a regular basis.
  • Swim 400m freestyle with bi-lateral breathing.
  • Swim 200m backstroke with tumble turns.
  • Swim 200m breaststroke with correct underwater pullouts.
  • Swim 200m IM with correct turns.
  • Participation in competitions when selected.
  • Respect for coaching staff.
  • Willingness to learn.
  • Good lane discipline.
  • Punctuality.

Training Schedule