Competitive 2

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Lead Coach: 

9 years + (guidance only)

 

Overview and objectives

  • Swimmers must have legal strokes in all four disciplines.
  • To further develop and consolidate technical skills in these four disciplines, their competitive development and race preparation.
  • Swimmers can be awarded for their progress by achieving Swim England Competitive Performance Awards in all disciplines and distances.
  • To support identified swimmers who are aiming to achieve Kent County Championship qualifying times.
  • 5 hours of pool training sessions are available each week.

Competitions

Swimmers are expected and encouraged to compete at the following events throughout the season where applicable or advised by their coach:

  • Club Championships
  • Time Trials
  • Maidstone Level 3 Open Meet
  • Medway Championships
  • County Championships
  • Kent Junior League (where relevant)
  • Arena League
  • Regular attendance at Level 3 Open Meets

Aims, commitment and attitude

  • Swimmers MUST maintain a minimum attendance of 4 hours per week.
  • Swimmers are aiming to achieve personal best times and to aspire to achieve a minimum of one Kent County Championships qualifying time.
  • Swimmers must achieve the Swim England Competitive Start Award.
  • Swimmers must be committed to their on-going development and must be capable of managing the demands of training at the level appropriate to the squad and maintain their performance levels at all sessions.
  • Swimmers are expected to show a positive attitude and total commitment to training, and swimming as a sport, along with a desire to improve and progress to the next level (County).
  • Swimmers are expected to represent and be available as required for Maidstone Swimming Club team events.
  • Swimmers are expected to be respectful to other club members, coaches, volunteers and officials.
  • Exemplary behaviour is expected and swimmers must abide by the ‘Club Code of Conduct’ on the understanding that they are representing the club at all times.
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