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.


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.