Age Range:

16+ with fast tracking for talented athletes meeting criteria A, B and C as below.

Achievement Criteria:

A) Automatic (space dependent)

  • National top 20 ranking/semi finalist and
  • Proven trainability (ascertained by Coach knowledge/reference on application).

B) Consideration 1

  • National qualification/potential (within 3%).
  • Proven trainability.

C) Consideration 2

  • Minimum 6x district qualification in:
  1. 1 of 200 IM; 200 FS
  2. 2 of 100 fly, bk, brst, fs.
  3. 3 other
  • Proven Trainability.

All performance applications and selections are done at the Head Coaches discretion and entry can and will be based on individual merit.

Sessions:

7-10 Weekly sessions (including land training).

Focus:

  • High intensity training at stroke /race specialisation.
  • Specialised skills and tactics for optimum performance.
  • Land/weight based conditioning (Muscular strength/power/endurance/speed, specific core strengthening, pre-hab, mobility, flexibility).
  • Quad annual cycles.

 

Age Range:

12+

Achievement Criteria:

National/multiple district qualification.

Any swimmer who has achieved the minimum UBSC points criteria as set out By the coaching director.

Sessions:

5-8 Weekly sessions (including land training) and top up at age 14+

Focus:

  • Specialisation.
  • Introduction to high intensity workloads.
  • Maintenance and improvement of tactics and techniques through increased competition and training.
  • Land based conditioning (12-14: as Silver: At 14+: muscular endurance, power, pre-hab, advanced core strengthening, mobility, flexilbilty, coordination).

 

Age Range (approx):

12-14 Years

Achievement Criteria:

District Qualification/National Potential.

Any swimmer who has achieved the minimum UBSC points criteria as set out by the Coaching Director.

Sessions:

4-6 Weekly sessions (including land training)

Focus:

  • Preparation for intense workloads (aerobic/speed development).
  • Proven commitment to swimming.
  • Perfection of tactics and techniques.
  • Land based conditioning (muscular endurance, pre-hab, core strengthening, mobility, flexilbilty, coordination).

 

Age Range (approx):

9-11 Years

Achievement Criteria:

County Finalist/Medalist.

Any swimmer who has achieved the minimum UBSC points criteria as set out by the Coaching Director.

Sessions:

3-4 Weekly sessions (including land training)

Focus:

  • Perfection of all stroke skills. underwater phases, starts, turns, streamlining.
  • Positive attitude toward regular training
  • Land based techniques (mobility, core development, coordination)