13 yrs+ (guidance only)
Lead Coach : Paddy Ham
Youth Development’s objective is to create an environment for swimmers, who may not have yet reached the standard of the Performance Squads or do not want to make the commitment to them, where they can attend a friendly, engaging and motivating training program built around attending competitions.
The main training emphasis is based on the development of race skills in all four strokes, building fitness and strength and to guide swimmers to compete effectively at the Kent County Championships and Swim South East Regional Championships.
1x Kent County Championships Automatic Qualifying time and 2x Kent County Championships Consideration Qualifying time.
A clear and consistent commitment towards the squad’s program.
Swimmers are expected to and MUST compete at the following events: Club Championships, County Championships, Regional Championships, Arena League, Tudor League, Kent Junior League.
Swimmers are actively discouraged from competing in events not on the Club/Squad Competition Calendar without the express permission from their squad lead coach.
Swimmers MUST maintain pool training sessions together with 1 S&C land-based session as advised by the squad coach.
Training Performance & Expectations
Individuals must be committed to a positive work ethic, to being punctual and to maintain performance levels at all sessions.
Swimmers are expected to accept personal responsibility for competition performance together with feedback on all aspects of training.
Swimmers are also expected to uphold and maintain respect for other Club members, coaches, volunteers, officials, other pool and facility users and the facilities themselves in abidance with the Club “code of conduct”. Every swimmer should understand that they are representative of and act as ambassadors for the Club.
Swimmers from this squad are expected to act as mentors to younger swimmers within the Club.
Swimmers are required to attend weekly pool-based sessions and land-based training session as advised by the squad coach. Swimmers are required to represent and be available as required for Sevenoaks Swimming Club team events, swimming at multiple levels of competition and squad selection as programmed by the Head Coach. Sevenoaks Swimming Club kit must be always be worn in attendance at competitions unless otherwise advised.