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The Young Potential Squad - Effective from 1 October 2017

The Young Potential Squad is for swimmers aged between 9 & 12 at the end of the current calendar year. Exceptionally swimmers outside this age range may be accepted at the discretion of the Head Coach.

Aim: To development competitive swimmers, with the aim of achieving Essex County Qualifying times, one of which will be at a distance of of 200 metres.

Squad Criteria

Swimmers should be able to:

  • Demonstrate good technique in Backstroke, Breaststroke, Front Crawl and Butterfly in accordance with the FINA rules for each stroke and turn.
  • Compete in 100m of Backstroke, Breaststroke, Front Crawl and Butterfly showing reasonable form throughout.
  • Perform 8 x 100m Front Crawl and Form Stroke with minimal rest.
  • Swim a 200m Individual Medley to a good competitive standard for their age group.
  • Swim for 90 minutes and understand complex instructions.
  • Understand basic lane discipline: allow a 5 seconds gap between swimmers, swim clockwise and anticlockwise in the odd and even numbered lanes.
  • Show good attendance.
  • Commit to competing at Open Meets and representing the Club at galas (e.g. Mini-Leagues, Arena league and Junior Speedo league).
  • e self-motivated to achieve the goals set by their coach.

Swimmers in the Young Potential Squad must have passed their ASA Competitive Start Award

Minimum Attendance: 5 sessions per week (including 1 weekday morning session)

Training Times

Day Time Where
Monday 0600-0730 Colchester Leisure World Fitness Pool
Monday 1700-1830 Colchester Leisure World Fitness Pool
&Tuesday (optional stroke clinic)* 1700-1830 Colchester Leisure World Fitness Pool
Wednesday 0600-0730 Colchester Leisure World Fitness Pool (Pit)
Thursday 1900-2000 Garrison
Friday (Optional stroke clinic)* 0600-0730 Colchester Leisure World Fitness Pool
Friday 1800-1930 Colchester Leisure World Fitness Pool
Sunday 1000-1100 Garrison

*Sign up sheets on noticeboard. Additional fee applies.

Fees

Fee Amount
Annual Club Membership Fee £30
Monthly Fee £59
ASA Membership Fee £17-34.50

All swimmers are required to be members of the ASA for insurance purposes.



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