Competition BAGCAT

Competition BAGCAT Squad

Long Term Athletic Development: SwimSkills/Learning to Train

As a member of Competition BAGCAT   swimmers should be able to:

  • Attend at a minimum of three (ideally four) sessions per week.
  • Perform at County level in multiple strokes and distances.
  • Have a positive attitude to training both technically and physically.
  • Have an appropriate background of training.
  • Have impeccable lane discipline.
  • Compete in a minimum of four open meets per year in order to gain qualifying entry times for County/Regional competitions.


The aim of this squad will be to:

  • Provide consistency of performance of techniques of all four strokes to a high level.
  • Provide consistency of starting and turning skills under ASA law to a high level.
  • Improve pacing skills for competition.
  • Provide a balanced competition programme.
  • Introduce new training skills including heart rate monitoring, target time use and test sets.
  • Provide further increased aerobic and short sprint training.
  • Implement SMART goals and an Action Plan in order to achieve these goals.
  • Improvement of all competitive swimming skills providing a balanced competition programme of swimming training.