AGE CRITERIA – 12 TO 14 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. Information about fees.
Next training sessions
Attend SIX sessions each week and increase the hours progressively following the squad recommended guidelines. This aspect is important for correct development and in order to progress to Platinum Yellow Squad.
- 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.
Swimmers should enter all competitions on the squad competition calendar and must make themselves available for club team events (NAL, MK Junior League, Surrey relays etc).
Illness or absence
Please use the form to inform your coach of any absence due to illness or other commitments. 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.
Information is sent via the Squad rep – please ensure we have an up-to-date email address.
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.