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Long Term Athletic Development: FUNdamentals 

As a member of Development swimmers should be able to:

  • Attend at least two sessions a week.

  • Perform two strokes to ASA standards and can enter and leave the pool safely.

  • Have reached a Level 7 stage of the National Plan for Teaching Swimming or equivalent.

  • Have sufficient mental and physical development to train at a low level.

  • Have a desire to learn to be a competitive swimmer.

  • Have a desire to compete at low level competitions e.g. DSC ‘Splash Nights’


The aim of this squad will be to:

  • Provide an introduction to low level competition situations.

  • Provide an introduction to competition rules.

  • Provide a sound base of fundamental skills and techniques across all strokes and skills.

  • Introduce basic training skills such as the use of the pace clock and lane discipline.

  • Provide aerobic and short sprint training.

  • Develop and understanding of the What?, Why?, and How? of swimming.

  • Ideally complete a Competitive Start Award.

  • To build skills, lane discipline and application following Academy.

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