Junior Development

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Lead Coach: Lisa Booth

9-13 years (guidance only)

 

Overview and objectives

  • Swimmers must have legal strokes in all four disciplines.
  • To further develop and consolidate technical skills in these disciplines, their competitive development and race preparation.
  • Swimmers in this squad are aiming to achieve and maintain Kent County Championship and South East Regional qualifying times.
  • 7 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
  • Regional Championships
  • Kent Junior League
  • Arena League
  • Regular attendance at Level 3 Open Meets

Aims, commitment and attitude

  • Swimmers MUST maintain a minimum attendance of 5 hours per week.
  • 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 required to achieve and maintain a minimum of one Kent County Championships qualifying time.
  • Swimmers (aged 12 years and older) must regularly attend land-based strength and conditioning training.
  • 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 (Regional and National).
  • 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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