Aquajets Competitive Squads

JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT

JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT manages the transition from swim school to training for competitive swimming. In addition to a strong focus on developing good technique, starts and turns this squad builds fitness and endurance to enable the swimmers to progress into either senior graded or one of the competitive squads

At this level the swimmer will be competing at selected galas.

 

Kit Required

Kick Board, TYR Splitfins,  Pull Bouy, TYR Catalyst Hand Paddles, Drag Pants, Finis Snorkel, Ankle and Breaststroke Band, Finger Paddles and Water Bottle.

 

 

JUNIOR COMPETITIVE

Competitive Competitive is for competitive swimmers aged 9 to12 years old. The focus of the squad is on correct technique and race preparation over 50m and 200m distance. All four strokes are developed.

At this level the swimmer will be competing on a regular basis.

 

Kit Required

Kick Board, TYR Splitfins, Zoggs Positive Drive Fins, Pull Bouy, Catalyst Hand Paddles TYR, Drag Pants, Finis Snorkel, Ankle and Breaststroke Band and Water Bottle

 

 

COMPETITIVE 

Competitive  is for competitive swimmers age 13 upwards. Swimmers will work on all strokes, however as the swimmer gets older there will be more of a focus on stroke and distance specific to the swimmer. There is still a heavy focus on technique.

In this group the swimmer will be expected to be responsible and understand their swimming and the work required.

 

 

Kit Required

Kick Board; TYR Splitfins, Zoggs Positive Drive Fins, Pull Bouy, Catalyst Hand Paddles TYR, Drag Pants, Finis Snorkel, Ankle  Breaststroke Band, Training Water Bottle for Balance Work, Finis Paddles for removing catch, Water Bottle, Finger Paddles.  Some swimmers in this squad might be asked to get specialized correction equipment on the advice of the coach.

 

 

PERFORMANCE SQUAD

Performance squad is for swimmers who have reached a standard or training level that is beyond the competitive squad level. Usually these swimmers will be regional and national level and the programme will be specific to the swimmer.

Swimmers are likely to be at least 13 years old before they will be able to cope with the work load in this squad.

Training Times:  Total of 16 hours a week available in pool time and two land training sessions a week plus a flexibility session once a fortnight - individual programmes to be agreed with head coach for swimmers at this level

 

Coach: Julia Murden

Kit Required

Kick Board; TYR Splitfins; Zoggs Positive Drive Fins; Pull Bouy; Catalyst Hand Paddles; TYR ; Stopwatch; Swimmers Slate; Drag Pants; Finis Snorkel; Ankle and Breaststroke Band:Finis Paddles for catch removal:Water bottle for balance work:Water Bottle: swimmers in this squad will be asked to have specialized equipment on the advice of the coach

 

LAND TRAINING

 

Land training for Junior Swimmers age 13 and under Sat am 8.45-9.45am

Gym training for Senior Swimmers Monday 8-9pm

Both sessions are run by the outdoor fitness company

Performance swimmers have their own land training programme with Pilates every Thursday 8.15-9.15pm