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Gold Squad

To join this squad swimmers must:

·         Commit to training 5 times a week

·         Demonstrate a positive attitude to training & improving performance

·         Have good technique on all 4 strokes.

·         Minimum age of 13 years for girls & 14 years for boys.

·         County qualified with potential for Regional Championship

·         Able to complete the following test sets:

o   10 x 100m FC on 1.20

o   7 x 200m FC on 3.00

o   10 x 50m kick on 0.55

Whilst in this squad swimmers will:

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

·         Work on Stroke progressions.

·         Will be subject to a variety of test sets.

·         Work across all types of training zones.

·         Expected to understand the relationship of pace, stroke rates ,stroke count & training paced on

·         heart rates or perceived effort

·         Goal setting will be a formalised process.

·         Maintain logbooks

·         Complete stretching exercises & land based circuit training.

·         Nutritional & drug education programmes.

·         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 & National Championships.

 

Training Schedule:

·         Monday 8.00 to 9.30pm Kettering

·         Tuesday 7.30 to 9.00pm Oundle

·         Wednesday 7.30 to 9.00pm Kettering

·         Friday 7.00 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

 

Squad Fee: £63.00 per month.