Squad Objectives

 Long Term Athletic Development - Training to Compete

The highest squad that Durham City ASC host; the aim of this squad is to provide swimmers with the quality training and racing opportunities that are needed to maximise their long-term development ultimately taking them to their full aquatic potential. The emphasis of the squad will be perfecting skills and increasing the specificity of training.

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 17:30-18:00 LT 18:30-19:00 LT 18:30-19:00 LT 18:00-19:00 Cir   10:00-11:00 S&C
19:00-21:00 18:00-20:00 19:00-21:00 (SA) 19:00-21:00 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 AGP
Ideal Age: Male 15+yrs, Female 14+yrs (Age as at 31st December)
Demonstrate sound technique on all 4 strokes
Demonstrate sound training and racing skills (incl. pacing and stroke counts)
Demonstrate sound movement patterns during land training exercises

Commitment Criteria :

Training attendance must meet a monthly average of 80%
External competiton attendance must aim to meet 80%
National Qualifiers must aspire to meet 90% for both Training and Competition
Must arrive on poolside 10mins before the start of every session
Must maintain a log book
Demonstrate full commitment to the club through positive attiude 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) 30x100 FR @1.30/1.40
   2) 26x100 IM Split @1.45/1.55
   3) 12x200 Kick @3.50/4.00
   4) 8x25 UWFK (<22 Kicks) @0.45

Exit Criteria :

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

More Information:

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