Bronze

AGE CRITERIA – 8 TO 9 YEAR OLDS

For swimmers to maintain the squad membership for next season they will have to demonstrate and maintain the below criteria. Their commitment to the training and competition programme consistently over the whole season will be looked at first before offering a place in a more senior Squad.

Next training sessions


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Swimmers should:

  • Attend THREE sessions each week
  • Be on poolside, ready to swim fifteen minutes before the session starts and carry out dry land warm up and blood flow on poolside as directed by the coach.
  • Bring the correct equipment (see kit list)
  • Bring a full water bottle

Training ability

  • 5 x 100 FC on 2’30 maintaining good technique and pace below 2’
  • 4 x 100 IM on 3’ maintaining good technique in all 4 strokes including legal turns
  • 200 FC kick under 8 min

 Galas

Swimmers should:

  • Attend the Club Championships and the Wandsworth Borough Championships.
  • Attend County Championships if qualified
  • Attend meets as per squad competition calendar (these will be mainly Level 3 Galas/intro level open meets (details will be sent round by your Squad Rep)
  • Make themselves available for team competitions in which the Club is taking part (NAL, MK Junior League, relays at Surreys and Regionals) 

Illness or absence

Please inform your coach of any absence due to illness or other commitments. This address is shared by all coaches so please state your child’s name, squad and a brief reason for absence. If a fuller explanation is needed, arrange to speak to the coach before or after a session.

If a swimmer is late to a session, they should not enter the pool until told to by the coach, who will explain the warm-up and allocate a lane.

If a swimmer feels unwell during a session they should tell the coach straight away. They must not stay in the changing room as the coach must be aware of which swimmers are in the building.

Admin

Information is sent via the Bronze Squad rep – please ensure we have an up-to-date email address.

Finally …

Leander is a community-based sports club, run by volunteer parents drawn mainly from the senior swimming squads. We cannot function without you – any offer of help, no matter how small, is always appreciated. Thank you.

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