Progressive Squad

The age of swimmers within this squad should not exceed 12 years.

Training aims & objectives:

  • Develop & consolidate stroke technique on all four strokes.
  • Develop & consolidate starts, turns, & finishes on all four strokes.
  • Introduction of aerobic FS and IM based sets into programme.
  • Learn to read the pace clock independently.
  • Learn and practice basic stretching exercises.
  • Increase the distance covered in training sessions to improve endurance.
  • Punctuality.
  • Have all training equipment (kick-board, fins & drink bottle).
  • Participation in external competitions, introduction to open meets.

Criteria for consideration of movement to Junior Performance Squad squad:

  • Excellent attitude & behaviour at both training & competitions.
  • Display appropriate development of swimming skills (stroke & transitions).
  • Working towards qualifying/consideration times for the Kent County Championships.
  • To have competed in all designated competitions as directed.
  • Attend a minimum 4 of the 5 sessions available on a regular basis.
  • Parents & swimmers to agree to undertake the training commitment required in Junior Performance Squad.
  • Respect for coaching staff.
  • Willingness to learn.
  • Good lane discipline.
  • Punctuality.

Training Schedule