Skills Development

Entry Criteria

Entry to each squad will be based on the following in order of priority.

  1. Attendance - All swimmers must commit to attendance levels laid down for each of the four squads and be punctual on all occasions.
  2. Commitment - to the programme will be identified in both training (60% attendance) and competition.  All swimmers will only enter competitions as agreed by the Head and Squad Coaches.
  3. Attitude - Swimmers must show an excellent attitude towards training and competition, their squad teammates and coaching staff.
  4. Ability - All swimmers must show they have good all round technical ability to each squad as they progress and the ability to maintain squad training pace.

In addition to this:

  • Monday and Friday sessions must be attended when competing in weekend competition, unless the Head or Squad Coach has granted permission.
  • Swimmers must wear full club uniform at all competitions and presentation of awards.
  • Swimmers must abide by the Club Code of Conduct

Exit Criteria

  • Consistently unable to maintain the Tynemouth ASC training commitment and attendance levels.
  • Showing no demonstrable progress toward achieving squad objectives.
  • Not adhering to squad criteria and rules.
  • Not adhering to the Club Code of Conduct.
Progression

To be considered for promotion to Competition Development swimmers must :

  • Have been in the squad a minimum of 6 months
  • Have more than 60% attendance at training sessions
  • Regularly attend competitions as directed
  • Achieve Stage 9 and 10 of the National Plan for Teaching Swimming
  • Achieve Club Awards 3 and 4

HAVING SATISFIED THE CRITERIA DOES NOT MEAN AUTOMATIC SELECTION OR PLACEMENT IN A SQUAD

ALL SQUAD MOVEMENT WILL BE AT THE DISCRETION OF THE HEAD COACH


Equipment Required
  • Kickboard
  • Pull Buoy
  • Short Fins (flippers)
  • Snorkel
  • Goggles
  • Tynemouth Swimming Hat (for competitions)

Training Schedule

Squad Day Time Location
Skills Development Sunday 15:00-16:00 Tynemouth Dance Studio
Skills Development Sunday 16:00-17:30 Tynemouth Main Pool
Skills Development Monday 19:30-20:30 Tynemouth Main Pool
Skills Development Friday 19:30-21:00 Tynemouth Main Pool
Skills Development Saturday 16:15-17:15 Tynemouth Main Pool
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