The age of swimmers within this squad should not exceed 14 years.

Training aims & objectives:

  • Attend a minimum of 80% of offered sessions each month
  • Develop & consolidate stroke technique on all four strokes
  • Develop & consolidate starts, turns, & finishes on all four strokes plus the individual medley
  • Increase of aerobic FS and IM based sets in the programme
  • Learn to read the pace clock independently
  • Develop understanding of pre and post training/competition routines
  • Develop understanding of process-based race goals
  • Develop understanding of the swimming lifestyle
  • Execute, and complete, training sets as required by the squad coach
  • Arrive to training on time with all the appropriate equipment
  • Participation in open meets
  • Complete a training journal as per guidelines issued by the coach
  • Follow the Bexley Swimming Club Code of Conduct at all times

Criteria for consideration of movement to Competitive 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 of 5 of the 6 sessions available (including Land Training), 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