development 1

development 2

diamond squad





To join this squad swimmers must:

·          be strong enough to train 3 times a week (hour total = 5 hours)

·          have good technique over all 4 strokes and be able to maintain this throughout a training session

·          be able to consistently train over 200m repeats

·          have correct starts, turns & finishes on all 4 strokes & the IM and to be able to perform them consistently throughout a training session

·          be able to complete the following test sets:

o    10 x 100m Frontcrawl Swim on 2.15

o    5 x 200m Frontcrawl Swim on 4.45

o    10 x 50m Frontcrawl Kick on 1.45

Whilst in this squad swimmers will:

·          train over repetitions from 25m to 400m

·          continue to perform pull, kick, drill, pyramid and negative split sets

·          be introduced to build and speed play sets

·          continue with racing practice (including sprints and relays)

·          continue to refine techniques across all strokes, starts, turns & finishes with a focus on developing efficiency in a racing context

·          improve their times on 25m, 50m, 100m & 200m events (where appropriate)

·          continue with their Competitive Start Award training if necessary


Competition guidelines:

·          to take part in club events such as annual championships, time trials and dash nights

·          to attend team galas when selected by the club

·          to enter any recommended open meets

·          to aim to qualify for events at the annual County championships

·          to attend Midland and/or National championships if qualify for any events


Training schedule:

·          Wednesday 7:30pm – 9pm at Kettering

·          Friday 8pm – 9:30pm at Kettering (1st Friday of each month 8:30 – 9:30pm)

·          Sunday 6:30pm – 8:30pm at Oundle


The format of each session (in terms of lanes) will differ depending on the training evening.

Recommended kit:

·          Swimming hat

·          Goggles

·          Drinks bottle

·          Kick board

·          Pull buoy

·          Fins

·          Hand/finger paddles


Squad fee - £45 per month


ASA Category registration recommendation:

         Category 2