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Oaks Academy

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6-10 years (guidance only)
 
Coaches : Helen Dudman, Kendra Tovey, Gail Leathers, Tom Jaques, Mandy Turner, Janette O’Sullivan
 
Objectives
 
To create skills in all four strokes in preparation for competitive swimming (or other aquatic activity) using NTP 7+ ASA Competitive Starts Award and Swim England Club Awards with the view to progress along the appropriate pathways in the Club.
 
Qualification
 
Either promotion from Minnows or progression from local Swim Schools/Learn To Swim providers by achieving NTP Stages 6/7 (or equivalent).
 
Swim Meets
 
Swimmers will be invited to participate in Club events, e.g. Club Championships, etc
Swimmers are actively discouraged from competing in events not on the Club/Squad Competition Calendar without the express permission from their squad lead coach.
 
Training Attendance
 
It is important to maintain attendance to ensure continued progressive development. Please advise the squad coach of any absence.
 
Sessions
 
 
Training Performance & Expectations
 
Individuals are encouraged to take a positive work ethic at all sessions and to be committed to learning and continuing their development. Sessions are based on developing swimmers in preparation for the training requirements of future squads.
 
Attitudes
 
Swimmers are encouraged to begin to take personal responsibility for applying the feedback given to them on all technical aspects from their coach.
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 showing a positive engagement, work ethic, ability and desire to succeed (age dependant) may be selected to attend Junior 3 or additional Minnows sessions prior to completing the fully academy programme.

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