Athlete Development Support Pathway

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As a club, we wish to ensure that our swimmers are given the best chance to reach their full potential, that they enjoy swimming and get as much out of the sport as possible.

The Athlete Development Support Pathway (ADSP) is basically the long-term athlete development (LTAD) model, however it has been given a new name and made specific to the swimming pathway.

The model is a framework for the development of children’s physical literacy (fundamental movement skills and sport specific skills) and aims to encourage lifelong participation in sport and physical activity (in this case aquatics).

The model includes seven key stages, with clear progression routes from Active Start right through to Active for Life.

Specifically, it talks about how much training and competing each child should do as they develop. It is all about getting the right balance.

It is a concept to which Maidstone Swimming Club fully subscribes.

British Swimming & Swim England Documentation