This page provides the coaches aims for teaching our children, and the growth as they progress through the club...

Teaching and Training Aims for Swimmers

Teaching Group 2 (T2)

  • Push and glide supine position face in the water, with no aids
  • Rotate from front and back in a floating position, in a relaxed manner
  • Kicking 5M on the FRONT and BACK, using an alternating action streamline, with no aids
  • Kicking 5M on FRONT, using a simultaneous action with floats
  • Travelling on front for 5M with a Front Crawl action, arms coming over the top of the water with breathing
  • Travelling on FRONT and BACK for 5M with a backstroke action, with arms coming over the top of the water and toes pointed
  • Travelling on FRONT for 5M with a breaststroke action
  • Submerge completely for 5 seconds in 0.9M of water

Teaching Group 1 (T1)

  • Push and glide prone position face in the water, with no aids
  • Jump into the water min depth 1.0 metres with confidence and unsupported
  • Pick an object up off the pool floor with no hesitation and eye opening a depth of 1.8 metres
  • Kicking on FRONT and BACK for 5m in a streamline position with face in for 10 metres, no aids
  • Swim 10 metres FRONT and BACK action, arms coming over and breathing to the side every 3 pulls
  • Swim 10 metres BREASTSTROKE with arms and legs in a simultaneous action breathing on every pull
  • Be confident at floating on front, back, mushroom and rolling over
  • Introduce a Dolphin action on front or back
  • Introduce to swimming in deeper water

Junior Squad 2 (J2)

  • Push and glide with good streamline position, front and back
  • Pencil jump with confidence
  • Sculling feet first and head first
  • Kicking in a streamline position for 10 metres on front
  • Kicking in a streamline position for 10 metres on back
  • Introduction to Butterfly
  • Swim 25 Metres Front-Crawl with bilateral breathing
  • Swim 25 Metres on Backstroke, streamline position with regular breathing
  • Swim 25 Metres on Breaststroke regular breathing and feet turned out
  • Introduce to Tumble turns
  • Head first surface dive
  • Front crawl tumble turns
  • Breaststroke Turns
  • Treading water for 1 minute
  • Swim 25 Metres on Butterfly
  • Begin swimming in competition galas when 8 Years and over
  • Begin extending swimming distances up to 50 and 100 metres

Junior Squad 1 (J1)

  • Be proficient in all J2 skills
  • Swim 50 Metres Front Crawl with bilateral breathing
  • Swim 50 Metres on Backstroke, streamline position regular breathing and efficient leg action
  • Swim 50 Metres on Breaststroke regular breathing and feet turned out
  • Swim 50 metres on Butterfly
  • Become proficient at dives, turns and finishes
  • To think about what competitions you would like to enter
  • Understanding rules for competitions (example, DQ)
  • Represent the Club by swimming in competitive galas
  • Enter Open Meets when 9 Years and over
  • Begin extending swimming distances up to 200 metres
  • Understand the turn around times and implement (using the clock)
  • Basic understanding of the feel and the catch

Intermediate Squad 2 (I2)

  • Building to distance with correct technique
  • Understand the turn around times and implement (using the clock)
  • Reaction times for speed
  • Basic understanding of the feel and the catch
  • Swimming 1100 to 1800 metres per session, up to 4 times per week
  • Work on all 4 strokes for technique
  • Become proficient at dives, turns and finishes
  • Work on speeds and turns
  • Achieve competitive starts award
  • To use different training equipment to improve technique
  • Pacing sets
  • Stamina work
  • Distances work
  • Endurance sets
  • Sprint sets

Intermediate Squad 1 (I1)

  • Be proficient in all I2 skills
  • To be confident and ambitious
  • Swimming at District Level up to County standard
  • To work on Speed, Strength and Stamina
  • Swimming 1800 to 2400 metres per session, up to 5 times per week
  • To think about what competitions you would like to enter
  • Understanding rules for competitions (example, DQ)
  • To work hard at advanced drills
  • Keep a record of your PB times
  • To know how many arm pulls it takes to swim 25 metres in each stroke.
  • Pacing sets
  • To use different training equipment to improve technique
  • Stamina work
  • Distances work
  • Endurance sets
  • Sprint sets
  • Represent the Club by swimming in competitive galas
  • Enter Open Meets regularly

Seniors

  • To be confident and ambitious
  • Understanding rules for competitions
  • Swimming at District Level up to County standard
  • To work on Speed, Strength and Stamina
  • To work hard at advanced drills
  • Swimming at County Level, up to National (depending on ability)
  • Understanding that when racing, the aim is to win
  • Swimming 2800 to 4200 metres per session, up to 5 times per week
  • All Strokes – technique
  • Pacing work
  • Stamina work
  • Distances work
  • Endurance Sets
  • Advanced Drills
  • Skills (Tumble turns, diving)
  • Keep a personal progress report.