Squad Requirements

Junior Development Squad Requirements

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

 Target age groups 8 - 11       

Able to swim all 4 competitive strokes in accordance with ASA rules

Have an understanding of all starts and turns for all 4 competitive strokes

Hold an official 200m FC/BK/BR time

The achievement of target performance times in all 4 strokes as determined by the Head Coach in accordance with the JDS Coach

Understand the use of Backstroke flags for turns and finishes 

ATTAINMENT

 Understand more complex swimming drills

Hold the ASA Competitive Start Award

Race simulation/speed work

High Technical proficiency on all strokes and turns

An understanding of mental skills, basic physiology, race preparation and nutrition

Continuous endurance training to encompass all previous syllabuses  

COMMITMENT REQUIRED FROM YOU

Attend 3 of the designated sessions each week

Take part in the Club Time Trials and the Club Championships

Be available to represent the Club at Galas when selected

Enter the Nottinghamshire County Championships if have County Qualifying times

Those swimmers reaching relevant standard will attend trial for Nova Centurion Development Squad (County or Nottingham)

Attend JDS Swim Clinics whenever possible

 NOTES

All published entry levels are the minimum levels expected. Preference will always be given to swimmers with a proven ability to train at the required level, together with a high record of availability for Galas and demonstrate commitment.

The Club Coach will have the final say in any promotion, demotion or dispute that may arise.

Swimmers should always achieve the required level of attainment before promotion

All levels of attainment are only a guide to the syllabus taught in each group. In most groups a whole range of skills/water based activities are enjoyed including ASA awards, Time Trials, Club Galas, Stroke Clinics, Swimmer education lectures and all relevant aquatic skills

 

Training Changes

  • Portland on the 25th July
    Session is closed - no coaches available.
  • Southwell extra closures
    the additional COUNTY/SDS sessions are closed at Southwell during the summer break. Thur 27th July, 25th and 31st Aug. JDS…
  • Lough cancelled
    Due to lack of numbers recently the June County session at Loughborough has been cancelled.
  • County Squad
    As from 15th March the wed Bingham session for County will be 7-9pm! GULP!
  • Sunday masters at Cotgrave
    Session now moves to the earlier time of 6.30pm as from sunday 8th Jan 2017.

Fixtures

Sun Jul 23 @08:00
BRITISH SUMMER CHAMPS
Mon Jul 24 @08:00
BRITISH SUMMER CHAMPS
Tue Jul 25 @08:00
BRITISH SUMMER CHAMPS
Wed Jul 26 @08:00
BRITISH SUMMER CHAMPS
Thu Jul 27 @08:00
BRITISH SUMMER CHAMPS

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