Performance

Head Coach – Jo John
Assistant Coach – Glen Currie
Assistant Coach – Neil Shire
Assistant Coach – Ian Jones

Focus:
To promote teamwork supporting all swimmers to achieve their full potential reaching for the highest levels of Regional, National and International competition.

Squad criteria:

  • Attending at least six sessions per week
  • Western County qualifying time or fast tracked by head coach in discussion with Club coaches
  • Trainability

Cost:
£80 monthly plus annual membership fee.

Session times:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
AM 05:20 – 07:30 05:20 – 07:30 05:20 – 07:30 Selected Saturdays

Land 08:00 – 08:50

Pool 09:00 – 11:00

AM When not at Mount Kelly

05:50 – 08:00

Land 08:00 – 08:30 Poolside

PM 18:50 – 21:10 17:50 – 20:10 18:50 – 21:10 Land 18:00 – 18:50 Pool 19:00 – 21:00 17:25 at Bridge

17:45 – 19:45

* Have a look at our Club calendar, which includes all scheduled Mount Kelly training dates.

Test set guidelines:

  • 6 x 100 FS on 1:30
  • 4 x 200 FS on 3:00
  • 3 x 400 FS on 6:00
  • 6 x 100 IM on 1:45
  • 4 x 200 IM on 3:20
  • 4 x 100 FS kick on 2:00

Commitment level:
Swimming must be the athlete’s primary activity. Swimmers must commit to the highest level in every area of training, goal setting, attendance, and supporting the team.  Swimmers are expected to enter all Championship events for which they qualify, in conjunction with a discussion with their coach.  A log book of all sessions must be completed.

Recommended practice attendance:
Swimmers must attend at least six training sessions per week of which one session must be a midweek morning session.  The core sessions are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings, Saturday or Sunday morning and a weekday morning.  This is to increase to nine sessions per week as the swimmer progresses.

Land training:
To attend three land training sessions a week, one x 1 hour and two x 30 minutes.  All swimmers in this group are expected to supplement their team sessions with landwork at home/the gym.

Recommended competitions:
Championship Trials, ASA National Championships, ASA Regional Championships, Devon Championships, Level 1 + 2 Open Meets, Interclub Galas as selected.  The head coach will issue an annual plan detailing target meets and swimmers will discuss with the head coach which events are appropriate to enter at each meet.

Equipment list:
2 x 1 litre water bottles, goggles, kick board, pull buoy, fins, ankle band for pull, finger paddles, hand paddles, snorkel, stretch cord and skipping rope.

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.