Platinum Squad

Platinum Squad Criteria.

To join this squad swimmers must:

 ·         Commit to training 4 times a week

·         Demonstrate a positive attitude to training & improving performance

·         Developing & improving stroke technique on all 4 competitive strokes.

·         Have County qualified times.

·         Able to complete the following test sets :

o   4 x 200m FC on 4.00

o   achieved a 200m IM time

Whilst in this squad swimmers will:

·         Work to an 8 week training programme & aim to peak at selected competitions.

·         Work on More complex stroke progressions.

·         Will be subject to a variety of test sets.

·         Practice IM swim builds.

·         Develop & perform starts, turns & finishes on all 4 strokes.

·         Goal setting will be a formalised process.

·         Maintain logbooks

·         Do stretching exercises.

·         Independently monitor training using the pace clock.

·         Learn the rules of the Sport.

·         Increase the distance covered in training sessions.

·         Competing guidelines.

·         To take part in club events & time trials.

·         To attend galas when selected.

·         Qualify for Club Championships.

·         To work with the Head Coach to identify specific Open Meets to take part in.

·         To have the long term goal of qualifying for the Regional Championships


Training Schedule:

·         Tuesday 7.30 to 9.00pm Oundle

·         Wednesday 7.30 to 9.00pm Kettering.

·         Friday 7.30 to 9.00pm Thrapston.

·         Sunday 6.30 to 8.30 pm Oundle.


Recommended kit:

·         Swim hat

·         Goggles

·         Drinks bottle

·         Kick board

·         Pull buoy

·         Fins

·         Hand paddles


Squad Fee:  £54.00 per month