Long Term Athletic Development: FUNdamentals 

As a member of Development swimmers should be able to:

  • Attend at least two sessions a week.
  • Perform two strokes to ASA standards and can enter and leave the pool safely.
  • Have reached a Level 7 stage of the National Plan for Teaching Swimming or equivalent.
  • Have sufficient mental and physical development to train at a low level.
  • Have a desire to learn to be a competitive swimmer.
  • Have a desire to compete at low level competitions e.g. DSC ‘Splash Nights’

The aim of this squad will be to:

  • Provide an introduction to low level competition situations.
  • Provide an introduction to competition rules.
  • Provide a sound base of fundamental skills and techniques across all strokes and skills.
  • Introduce basic training skills such as the use of the pace clock and lane discipline.
  • Provide aerobic and short sprint training.
  • Develop and understanding of the What?, Why?, and How? of swimming.
  • Ideally complete a Competitive Start Award.
  • To build skills, lane discipline and application following Academy.