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Minnows - new courses 2019

Published in Minnows
4-10 years (guidance only)
Learn To Swim, National Teaching Plan Stages 1-6
Lead Teacher : Ben McDonald
To create skills in all four strokes in preparation for competitive swimming (or other aquatic activity) using NTP 4-7 with the view to progress along the appropriate pathways in the Club.
By booking termly lesson slots with the Lead Teacher.
Swim Meets
Eligible swimmers may be invited to participate in Club events, e.g. Club Championships, etc
Training Attendance
It is important to maintain attendance to ensure continued progressive development. Please advise the teachers of any absence.



Venue: Walthamstow Hall Swimming Pool, Sevenoaks

Dates (Sundays):

September: 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th

October: 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th

November: 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th

December: 1st, 8th


Reserve dates (Sunday):    15th December


Sevenoaks Minnows ~ Mini Minnows - Groups 1-6

Mini Minnows lessons concentrate on technique and are aimed at Swimmers, aged 5+ who can swim 10+ metres on 3 different strokes. By the end of group 6 the swimmers should be ready to attend a trial for Entry Squad.

Session Duration: 30 minutes

Session Times: 1.00pm - 4:00pm

Maximum Class Size:  4

Cost: £150 (plus £5 registration fee) ~ 15 week Course


Session Times:

Group 1: 15:00

Group 2: 13:00, 13:30, 15:00, 15:30

Group 3: 13:00, 14:30, 15:30

Group 4: 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 15:30

Group 5: 13:30, 14:00, 14:30, 15:00, 15:30

Group 6: 13:30, 14:00, 14:30


Sevenoaks Minnows ~ Senior Minnows (Group 7)

Senior Minnows offers stroke work/training specifically aimed at teaching the skills and acquiring the stamina necessary for the competitive club environment.  These lessons are specifically aimed at older swimmers who wish to swim but may not be ready for Entry Squad or are unable to make the training times during the week. Senior Minnows are aimed at developing and preparing the swimmer with the necessary skills and speed required for entry into one of the Sevenoaks Swimming Club Squads. These sessions are also ideal for current Entry Squad swimmers who wish to experience additional water time.         

Session Duration: 45 minutes

Maximum Class Size:  6

Cost: £225 (plus £7 registration fee) ~ 15 week Course

Session Times:

Group 7: 14:15


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.
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).

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