Competitive Development 1

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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 are working towards achieving the Swim England Competitive Start Awards.
  • 4 legal strokes are required.
  • To support identified swimmers who are aiming to achieve Kent County Championship qualifying times.
  • 3 hours of pool training sessions are available each week.


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 2 hours per week at training sessions.
  • Swimmers are aiming to achieve personal best times and to aspire to achieve a minimum of one Kent County Championships qualifying time.
  • 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 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 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.