Performance Squad

Performance Squad

Our Performance Squad is based on the ASA’s Long Term Athlete Development with particular focus on Training to Train and Training to Compete. This Squad is where the years of learning to swim with excellent technique pay off.

An annual training plan set by our Head Coach determines the Squads training cycle and weekly session plans. The aim is to ensure swimmers are able to maximize their potential and achieve their personal goals, that they have each individually agreed with our Head Coach. We continue to focus on good technique to remind muscles and mind’s how to swim at maximum efficiency.

Our performance swimmers train hard at every session, so being in this Squad is not for the faint hearted! Swimmers compete on average about once a month either as an individual or as part of the Penguins team. As an individual the aim is to compete in the Wiltshire County and/or Regional and/or National Championships and various Open Competitions throughout the year.

Swimmers in this Squad develop a brilliant team sprit, as they spend so much time at the pool together and on poolside at competitions. Team captains also come from this Squad and are voted in by the Squad team members.

Swimmers in this Squad can swim between 3 – 4 times / 4 – 5.5 hours a week with an optional 45 minutes of Land Training. Land training is also undertaken at home everyday to help improve strength.

Swim sessions are as follows:

Day Times Venue
Monday

Wednesday *

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

7-9pm

7-7.45pm

8-9pm

8-9pm

7-8.30pm

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