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Academy

About this Squad

The Academy Squads – Academy Start, Academy 1, Academy 2 – are the first step on the competitive swimming pathway at Kingston Royals. The Academy Squads are designed as a bridging point for swimmers transitioning from a “Learn to Swim” environment into a coaching environment.
 
Swimmers will transfer into the Academy Squads from the club’s Cadets (learn to swim) program. Swimmers in the Academy Squads will continue to develop their swim skills in all strokes, so that the foundations for a good individual medley base are laid. The coaching team believe that longevity within the sport can be best attained through a strong technical ability in all strokes.
 
The competitive focus in this squad is structured around the club’s in-house Junior & Academy galas where swimmers can be introduced to competing in a relaxed and known environment. Swimmers are encouraged to achieve process goals of executing their learned skills rather than targeting an outcome goal of a “fast” time.
 
Swimmers’ progress through the Academy Squads and into Junior Squad is based around developing a sound IM ability along with complimentary skills and coaches will assess swimmers on an individual basis to decide which squad best suits the development needs of each swimmer.
 
Swimmers are expected to be polite and mannerly toward both their squad mates and the coaching staff. Swimmers will be encouraged to demonstrate the correct training attitude, behaviour and Kingston Royals team spirit at all times. 
 
The coaching programme for this squad, as with all squads, is based on Long Term Athlete Development.
 
Swimmer Age:  Girls & Boys: 7-11
 
Coaches: Sylvie Amson, Jo Clark, Julian Oldfield, Amy Garnett
 
Competitions: Club Championships, Club Junior & Academy Galas, Junior Swimming League (Team)
 
Equipment: Kickboard, Fins
 
Training Timetable
  Session Pool
Mon    
Tues Group 1 : 18:00 - 19:00
Group 2 : 19:00 - 20:00
New Malden
Wed    
Thurs    
Fri

Group 2 : 18:45 - 19:45

New Malden
Sat    
Sun

Academy Start: 08:30 - 09:30

Group 1: 08:00 - 09:00

Group 2: 08:00 - 09:30

New Malden

Kingfisher

Kingfisher

 

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