Competitive Development

Lead Coach – Louis Joyce
Coach – Helen Townsend
Coach – Dean Pearce
Coach – Ian Jones

Focus:
To maintain a fun atmosphere while expanding upon the elements of competitive swimming.

Squad Criteria:

  • Excellent attendance
  • All four strokes legal
  • Capable of legal starts, turns and transitions
  • Able to use basic clock instructions
  • Understand and work from written instructions
  • Work towards the “Competitive Start Award” standard
  • Achieve good standards in regular “Test sets”

Cost:
£57 monthly plus annual membership fee.

Session Times:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
AM 05:20 – 07:30
PM 18:50 – 20:00 18:00 – 20:00 17:50 – 20:00 18:30 – 20:30 16:00 – 18:00

Commitment Level:
Swimming should be one of many activities for the athlete. The swimmer should be team orientated in terms of spirit & attitude. Swimmers are expected to enter any Devon Championships that they qualify for in conjunction with their coach’s wishes and to enter Devon Developments. A basic log book of all sessions must be completed.

Recommended Practice Attendance:

6 – 10 hours per week depending on age and ability and in discussion with coach

Focus training:
Skills on all strokes, turns and starts
50m, 100, and 200m on all strokes, 400 F/S and 200m and 400m IM

Recommended Competitions:
Devon Championships (9yr+), Devon Developments (9yr+), Level 1 – 3 meets. All Inter club competitions.

Equipment list:
Water bottle, kick board, small pull buoy, fins, kit bag, two pairs of goggles , training snorkel (preferable) and swim hat. Please make sure all items are named.

Swimmers also need a green Club swim hat and Club t-shirt for competitions. All these items are available to purchase from the Club. Have a look at our Kit Shop for more information or to place your order.