Squad Objectives

 Long Term Athletic Development - Training to Train

The second highest squad that Durham City ASC host; the aim of this squad is to prepare athletes for higher level competitions including regional championships with the focus of training being on the enhancement of the aerobic medley base on swim, kick and pull whilst maintaining quality skills throughout.

Training Timetable

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
    06:00-07:00   06:00-07:00   08:00-10:00
18:30-19:00 LT 19:00-19:30 LT 18:30-19:00 LT   18:00-19:00 Cir   10:00-10:30 Flex
19:00-21:00 19:30-21:00 19:00-21:00 (SA)   19:00-20:30    


All Sessions are at Freemans Quay unless stated : (DS) - Durham School, (SA) - Sandhill View Academy


Squad Criteria

Entry Criteria :

Consistently achieving the commitment criteria of AGC
Ideal Age: Male 13‐15yrs, Female 12‐14yrs (Age as at 31st December)
Demonstrate effective technique on all 4 strokes
Demonstrate effective training and racing skills (incl. pacing and stroke counts)
Demonstrate effective movement patterns during land training exercises
Must have swum all 200 Events and 400 IM in external competition
Must have swum 800 FR (Female) or 1500 FR (Male) in an internal or external competition

Commitment Criteria :

Training attendance must meet a monthly average of 75%
External competition attendance aim to meet 75%
Must arrive on poolside 10mins before every session
Must maintain a log book
Demonstrate full commitment to the club through positive attitude and engagement with additional offers (e.g. long course training, training camps, away meets and club seminars)
Working towards being able to complete the following test sets holding target HR and/or target times whilst maintaining stroke count/rates:
   1) 26x100 FR @1.45/1.55
   2) 22x100 IM Split @2.00/2.10
   3) 10x200 Kick @4.10/4.20
   4) 6x25 UWFK (<25 Kicks) @0.55

Exit Criteria :

Squad Promotion to Senior Performance
Unable to meet the commitment criteria
Breach of the DCASC Code of Conduct resulting in being asked to leave the Club
Movement to Sprint Squad

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