MEMBERSHIP OF THE GROUP

  • Usually between the ages of 8 and 10 though ability, development or previous education and history in another swimming regime may determine that there may be members older or younger than the anticipated age range

  • Be in possession of NPTS stage 7.

  • Be able to demonstrate sound technique on at least three of the four strokes

  • Demonstrate the ability to swim consecutive lengths of the pool

  • Convey an enthusiasm of swimming and an ability to face new challenges and respond to teacher instruction

  • May be swimmers who have gained NPTS stage 7 and are undecided about commitment to competitive swimming can be admitted to this group for a one month trial. Swimming three times per week

  • Be supported by their families to ensure attendance and interest

 

THE AIM

Members of this group will aim to achieve:

  • Stages 8,9 and 10 of the NPTS (National Plan for Teaching Swimming)

  • The asa competitive start award · Achieve bronze sprint awards in 3 strokes over 25m and one of 200m

  • Sound techniques to swim three legal strokes over 50m in a 25m facility

  • The ability to read a pace clock

  • Swim set repetition times created by the poolside staff

  • Lane discipline

  • The ability to read a basic session off a training board

  • Competitive awareness and skills relevant to race situations

  • Skills needed as a pre requisite for entry to the Junior Age group Squad

 

AWARDS AND COMPETITIVE OPPORTUNITIES

Members of this group will have the opportunity to enhance their skills by having continued access to:

  • Rainbow distance awards (Badge Nights)

  • Competitive start awards

  • Team and individual races during training times

  • HHSC Club championships

  • Inter-club competition

  • Team and individual competition in the Ross League and the Nuneaton Junior League (NJL)

TO BE CONSIDERED FOR PLACEMENT IN THE JAGS SQUAD, SWIMMERS WILL NEED TO

  • Achievement of the NPTS Competitive Swimming Stage 10 award (1600m set will normally be 16x100 FC on 2.30). Swimmers are aiming to be coming in on 2 minutes or faster throughout the set.  If swimmers are coming in faster than 2 minutes, the start time will be altered to ensure that swimmers get no more than 30 seconds rest between 100m's.  The aim is to maintain a consistant time (ie. 2 minutes or faster), whilst going off a start time that gives swimmers 15-30 seconds rest.

  • Achievement of the ASA Competitive Start award.

  • Demonstrate the ability to achieve a good stroke award for at least 25m on all four strokes.

  • Willingness to commit to attending at least three sessions a week.

  • Demonstrate the willingness/ability to lead the lane correctly.

  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of lane etiquette.

  • Demonstrate basic ability to read the pace clock

 

TARGET ATTENDANCE

3 sessions per week

The Competitive Skill Development Group