MEMBERSHIP OF THE GROUP

  • Swimmers usually aged 10-12yrs, however ability, cognitive development and physical development are significant determining factors sometimes resulting in swimmers younger or older than this age range being members of this group.

  • Swimmers have desire to be a successful competitive swimmer.

  • Swimmers consistently demonstrate this desire through commitment by attending the allocated sessions consistently where possible, as well as consistently training to the best of their ability and taking on board the advice of the coach.

 

THE AIM

  • To provide swimmers with the training and skills that they require to perform to their full potential and at the highest level possible, working to reach progressively higher levels.

  • To provide swimmers with the training and skills that they require to reach their full potential in line with Long Term Athlete Development. 


TO BE CONSIDERED FOR PLACEMENT IN THE INTERMEDIATE GROUP, SWIMMERS WILL NEED TO 

  • Consistently attend a minimum of three Junior Age Group squad sessions a week, with a willingness to attend more.

  • Be able to complete a threshold set of 24x50m FC, being able to go off a start time of 50secs (getting a minimum of 5secs rest) for at least 8x50m of the set.

  • Be able to complete an Aerobic Overload/ Heart Rate (vo2) set of 8x100m FC on 2.00, correctly taking heart rate to ensure you are swimming at the right pace. Target Heart rate: 20 beats below maximum (approx. 190).

  • Be able to complete a set of 200m IMs (minimum of 4x200 IM) on 3.45, getting a minimum of 15secs rest.

  • Be able to read the pace clock to monitor coming in times and go off start times throughout sets.

  • Be able to complete a 400m IM swim with all aspects being correct and legal.

  • Demonstrate the ability to use the club’s log book to record training, PB’s and set personal goals.

  • Aim to achieve up to 3 or more County Qualifying times.

  • Demonstrate a good knowledge of lane etiquette.

  • Show maturity.  Cognitive Development.

  • Be willing to lead a lane with confidence.

 
TARGET ATTENDANCE 
 100% attendance 

 

DOCUMENTATION

 

 

The Junior Age Group (JAGS) Competitive Swimmers