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Senior Performance

About this Squad

This is the top performance squad in the club. Senior Performance Squad swimmers are expected to have a ‘Training to Perform’ approach and as such will adhere to all aspects of the training and competition program.

Swimmers in this squad are expected to set the example by which all swimmers in the club strive to achieve.

Swimmers are expected to qualify for London Regional Championships and to have the aspiration and training commitment to aim to qualify for Nationals.

If selected, swimmers must be available to represent Kingston Royals at all team events which the club takes part, such as National Arena League and relays at County and Regional Championships.

Damien Bryan

Lead Coach: Damien Bryan

Training available: 14 hours (8 sessions) per week as well as 4 x dry land training sessions per week and 1 gym session per week as advised by the coaching team

Competitions: National Arena League, County, Regional & National Championships, Level 1 Open Meets (as prescribed), Club Championships

 

Training Timetable
  Session Pool
Mon

05:45 - 07.15 (pool)

Kingfisher

Tues

05:15 - 07:15 

Kingfisher

Wed

05:00 - 06:30 

06:30 - 07:00 (dryland)

17:00 - 17:45 (gym/dryland)

18:00 - 19:30

New Malden

 

Kingfisher

Thurs

05:45 - 07:15

Kingfisher

Fri

05:15 - 07:15

17:00 - 17:45 (gym/dryland)

18:00 - 20:00

Kingfisher

 

Kingfisher

Sat

Crystal Palace Session - discuss with coach for attendance

 
Sun    

Squad Criteria

To be considered for a place in the Senior Performance Squad swimmers must achieve 4 out of the 5 requirements as set out below. Swimmers must also be proficient in all strokes and be able to cope with the training load and intensity of the training sessions.  

  1. Swimmer Age (Guideline only)

Girls:      13+
Boys:     14+

  1. Time Standards (subject to change season to season)

As this is a performance oriented squad swimmers personal best times will be monitored in line with the forthcoming seasons main focus competitions: Regionals & Nationals.

  1. Current Achievements

Any swimmer who qualifies for London Regional Championships, in the current season, in any 2 events or has medalled in any event. Athletes from cross over disciplines (such as Triathlon/Open Water) who demonstrate a high level of performance within their discipline i.e. Regional/National success

  1. Attendance & Training Commitment

Swimmers must maintain a 75% attendance in Senior Performance Squad, based on the individual training program set by the coach.

Any periods of absence must be discussed with the coach

  1. Personal Standards

Swimmers must demonstrate the correct attitude, work ethic, behaviour and Kingston Royals team spirit in training and competition

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