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Youth Squad

Seagulls Swimming Club Youth Squad

Youth

   

Youth squad offers swimmers the opportunity to compete at County, Regional or National level competition, training with peers that have similar expectations. Swimmers following physical maturation will train towards specific events and distances.

Squad Entrance Criteria

The typical age of swimmers in this squad are between 13 and 18 years.

Swimmers must be able to:

  • Complete a 30x100m set off an interval of 90 seconds.
  • Demonstrate efficient race technique in all events including the transition from the wall to the first stroke on starts and turns.
  • Perform a training set collecting data from time, distance from the walls on a starts and turns along with stroke counting.
  • Analyse performance through race section time, distance, stroke counting, stroke rates, application of technique, nutrition, hydration, lifestyle and rest.

Squad Aim

To promote strengths and improve on weaknesses by individuals making correct decisions in training and lifestyles in order to perform at regional or national level competition, whilst maintaining educational ambitions.

Assessment

Swimmers motivation will come from achieving process goals through skills, tactics, lifestyle, physical and mental attributes as discussed with their coach in order to improve performance.

Progression

Swimmers by priority at National, Regional finalist, Regional level will be offered additional training on Wednesdays with further individually focused goal setting conducted with the coach.

Opportunities to train in England Talent Programmes, weekly Beacon sessions and training with other national level swim squads will be available in consultation with the coach.

Swimmers will progress into performance programmes typically after further education. Swimmers who are at a high level can continue with Seagulls Youth squad. Alternatively, if swimmers still enjoy competing for their club, but cannot maintain commitment to the squad they may join the Seagulls Swim Fit or Masters squads.

Equipment Required

Pool Training

  • Drinks bottle x2 (min 1 litre).
  • Swimming flippers.
  • Kickboard.
  • Hand paddles.
  • Goggles x2.
  • Childs Pull-buoy.
  • Finis snorkel.
  • Rubber band to go around ankles.
  • Clothes and trainers, occasionally.

Land Training

  • Skipping rope.
  • Correct sports trainers, shorts, t-shirt and hoodie.
  • Weight training gloves

Competitions Throughout The Season

Individual Performances All ages

  • Club Championships (typically Sept – Dec).
  • County Championships (Feb, March)
  • Regional Championships (Apr, May)
  • National Championships (July, Aug)
  • Open Meets (Oct, Nov, Dec, Jan, Apr, May)

Team Inter-Club Gala’s

  • Intermediate League (March – October)
  • National Swimming League (September – December)

Squad Fees

All squad fees can be found on our Membership Fees page.

Squad Training Calendar

Two Riversmeet New Milton Lymington Ferndown
SQUAD Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
AM PM AM PM AM PM AM PM AM PM AM PM AM PM
YOUTH Land 06:00

07:00
Land 19:00

20:00

20:00

21:00

05:15

07:15
19:30

21:00
  Regional 17:00

19:00
05:15

07:15
18:00

20:00
  17:30

19:30
06:00

08:00
     

Swimmers are encouraged to arrive at poolside 5 minutes before the scheduled session start time, and to engage in poolside warm up and stretching exercises.

Download

Seagulls Swimming Club – Squad Training Timetable.

Google Calendar

All of our squad training timetables are available via public Google calendars. This allows you to subscribe to your individual squads training calendar via your existing Google account and/or via your mobile device. So that’s one less excuse for missing a session!

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Posted on November 12th, 2014

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