'Watching my daughter grow in confidence both in training and at meets has been an amazing experience. The Competitive Development program focuses on the skills started on in Learn to Train and compliments these aspects with increases in fitness and stamina training all throughout the week. Within a couple of months, my daughter's fitness has increased dramatically, enabling her to swim her very best in competitions.' - Competitive Development Parent
Lead Coach: John Bishop
Assistant Coaches: Ian Jones, Helen Townsend, Colin Trudgeon
Advancing skills, techniques and overall athletic development and preparing for the exciting challenges of competing regularly and begining the journey in competitive swimming.
All four strokes legal
Capable of legal starts, turns and transitions
Able to use basic clock instructions
Understand and work from written instructions
Achieve good standards in regular “Test sets”
Cost: £50 monthly, plus annual membership fee
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:
4 – 7 hours per week depending on age and ability and in discussion with coach
Skills on all strokes, turns and starts
50m, 100, and 200m on all strokes, 400 F/S and 200m and 400m IM
Devon Championships (9yr+), Devon Developments (9yr+), Level 1 – 3 meets. All Inter club competitions.
Large Water bottle, kick board, small pull buoy, fins, training snorkel , kit bag, two pairs of goggles and swim hat.
Swimmers also need a green Club swim hat and Club t-shirt for competitions.