Youth Performance

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Overview and objectives

  • To create all-round, experienced swimmers with the ability to compete at Regional and County level, whilst looking to aspire and achieve at National level.
  • 15½ hours of pool training sessions are available each week.
  • Swimmers will work on developing their aerobic capacity and further skills improvement on a more professional level, so discipline, commitment, dedication and a thrive to excel is required.
  • Swimmers in this squad are aiming to achieve and maintain South East Region Championship qualifying times, Kent County times, and with the potential to post ranking times in the relevant window for the British Championships and Home Nation Meets.


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

  • Club Championships
  • Maidstone Level 3 Open Meet
  • Medway Championships
  • County Championships
  • Regional Championships
  • British Summer and Home Nation Meets
  • Arena League
  • Regular attendance at Level 2 or 3 Open Meets

Aims, commitment and attitude

  • Swimmers MUST maintain a minimum attendance of 10 hours per week at training sessions.
  • Swimmers must be able to complete 10 x 200m Free on 3:00, 10 x 100m Free on 1:30, 10 x 100m IM on 1:45, 20 x 50m Free on 0:50.
  • Swimmers are required to achieve South East Regional qualifying times and maintain several Kent County Championships qualifying times, including at least one qualifying time on a 200m event.
  • Swimmers must regularly attend land-based strength and conditioning training.
  • Develop and improve stroke technique on all four strokes. Learn more complex drill progressions for all four strokes.
  • Swimmers are expected to represent and be available as required for Arena League (if selected).
  • 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.