Training

Out of the three different groups in the club, two of them are coached by the captains (and sometimes club president). The captains coach the competitive team through each set with explanations and motivations to encourage the swimmers to try their best in practice in order to reap the benefits in competitions. The sets for each practice are created by the captains and president and are often improved adaptations of practices from past years. This same mentality is applied to the creation of the practices for the developmental group of the club. The captains take turns coaching two out of the three available developmental sessions each week, paying close attention to the swimmers’ technique in an effort to help them improve. These sessions are less intense than competitive and broken up into different levels in order to cater to different abilities and goals (improve technique or stay in shape). While the coaching is left to a small group of experienced swimmers in the club, we are always open to opportunities for members to take courses for qualifications in certain circumstances.

Competitive:

Day Time Location
Monday 19:45 – 21:45 St Leonards Pool
Tuesday 06:30 – 07:30 St Leonards Pool
Wednesday 20:00 – 21:00 East Sands Leisure Centre
Thursday 20:45 – 21:45 St Leonards Pool

Development:

Day Time Location
Monday 20:45 – 21:45 St Leonards Pool
Tuesday 06:30 – 07:30 St Leonards Pool
Thursday 20:45 – 21:45 St Leonards Pool

Recreational:

Day Time Location
Monday 19:45 – 20:45 St Leonards Pool
Tuesday 06:30 – 07:30 St Leonards Pool
Wednesday 20:00 – 21:00 East Sands Leisure Centre

** training times subject to change at the start of each semester