Junior Development

'The difference in confidence my daughter had before joining Exeter Swimming and now, some 6 months later is hugely apparent in all she does. The sessions not only teach her to swim well, but also give her skills that she uses outside the pool, such as self-discipline and time mangagement. I couldn't recommend this swim programe highly enough' - Dean Drury

Lead Coach:  Louis Joyce

Assistant Coaches: Helen Townsend, Ian Jones.

 

Focus:

Advancingskills, techniques and overall athletic development with emphasis on progressing endurance and stamina ability.

 

Squad Criteria:

  • All four strokes legal including;

  • Legal starts, turns and transitions;

  • Must have demonstrated ability to swim at following test-set level:

o   10 x 100 FS with 2.20 turnaround time

o    8 x 50 FS kick with 1.40 turnaround time

o    4 x 100 IM on 2.30 turnaround time

  • Have ambitions to race at County/regional level and beyond;

  • Willingness to set personal goals (with guidance from coach )and work towards attaining them;

  • Ability to take onboard constructive criticism, verbal instructions/directions and apply to stroke;

 

Cost: £61 monthly plus annual membership fee.

Session Times:

 

 

Commitment Level:
Swimming should be one of many activities for the athlete. The swimmer should be team orientated in terms of spirit & attitude. They should be driven to succeed and prepared to work hard to achieve theor goals. Swimmers are expected to enter any Devon Championships that they qualify for in conjunction with their coach’s wishes and to enter Devon Developments. 

 

Recommended Practice Attendance: 

8 - 12 hours per week depending on age and ability and in discussion with coach.

 

Training focus:
Skills on all strokes, turns and starts

Endurance and stamina progression

100, 200 & 400 IM
100, and 200m on all strokes and 400 F/S

 

Recommended Competitions:
Devon Championships (9yr+), Devon Developments (9yr+), Level 1 – 3 meets, Southern Junior League and all local interclub swimming meets.

 

Equipment list:

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.