For Ages 13-14 Years on or before 31st August
This Squad is for those swimmers who are wanting to compete at an elite level and can commit to attend a minimum number of training sessions each week. The squad member is expected to attend 4 swim sessions and 2 land training session each week and will have access to up to 4 other swim sessions which can be attended with the Head Coach's agreement. Further band and flexibility work will also be required as part of the pre and post pool sessions.
For swimmers new to the club we will arrange a trial for the swimmer based on their previous swimming background.
The squad will continue developing key skills for competitive swimming which include:
Underwater Fish Kick
Hand entry position
Elbow high catch position
Arm and hand recovery
Efficient effective kick
Competitive starts and turn
Work will also be done to increase their fitness levels in the pool and land work will be required to help with flexibility, core body and shoulder strength which is designed to protect them from injury and help develop power.
This squad as part of the land training will do a weights based strength training session for details of this please see the land training page.
Swimmers in the squad are expected to compete at Club and Open swim meets. They will also need to be willing to be part of a team if selected, which will take part in events such as the Lincs and Areana League.
All swimmers will be working toward achieving County, Regional and National Qualifying times for their age group.
Once the reach the age of 15 then they will then move into one of the two Senior Squads.