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INTRODUCTION OF A SQUAD SYSTEM TO DAWLISH SWIMMING CLUB
1. At the beginning of the current season (September 16th 2013 – July 2014), we introduced a squad system into Dawlish Swimming Club. The squad system provides all swimmers with:
a. A clear pathway of a swimmer’s progression through the club from “Learn to Swim” through “Development” and into “Performance”.
b. Set standards and criteria for progression to take place at the optimum pace for each individual.
c. Set standards of performance and attendance requirements for each squad.
d. Provide individual swimmers with the opportunity to develop: the skills, fitness, speed and mental strength necessary to compete at the Regional Championships and possibly the National championships – assuming they have the desire and commitment to achieve these goals.
e. Provide a training/coaching system based on the ASA’s “Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) model.
f. Group swimmers by ability and commitment to the programme.
g. Ensure each swimmer can identify with their squad and their squad coach.
h. Simplify the administration and financial process for the club officers.
2. The squad lists are agreed between all coaches. These are open for discussion should you feel that you have been placed in an incorrect group, swimmers will be able to move up or down if space is available but the squad criteria and a minimum of attendance is expected for every squad.
3. We are a competitive swimming club; as such our primary role is to provide the organisation and training required for our members to achieve their personal goals in the sport of swimming. Swimming is primarily a sport where individuals train together but compete alone at competitions such as the county and regional championships. Running alongside that are a number of “team” competitions, where individual results are combined to produce a team score, such as the Arena League and mini league. If we, the coaching staff, can produce great individual swimmers, then we can as a club, produce a great team. Unlike just about every other team sport, in swimming a team is only as strong as its weakest swimmer, because every individual performance counts.
4. As swimming requires a pool for its athletes to train in, we are limited to the amount of training time we can access. This means a majority of our training takes place at times when the public do not use the facilities, which means early mornings. At Dawlish we have three such sessions on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, plus a 4th, for performance swimmers, on Sundays at Plymouth. The Dawlish sessions commence at 0545; meaning the swimmers need to be at the pool, ready to start by 0535. This may sound daunting but children quickly adapt to the regime, parents often take a little longer. All that is required is a little bit of planning and preparation for early morning swimming to become a routine and regular occurrence. We have plenty of swimmers and parents who do this on a regular basis, who can advise on overcoming perceived difficulties in attending early morning training sessions. If swimmers do not attend early morning training, there is a limit as to how much success they will enjoy as an individual throughout their swimming career.
5. I hope you will recognise that the new system is a step forward and aimed at providing the highest quality coaching service with a view to producing successful swimmers. I trust that you will give the new system your full support and demonstrate patience while we resolve the inevitable problems that arise from changing an organisation.
Kind regards,
Garry Mitchell FIOS(C) MCIMSPA LRPS RAP – ASA Coach
Head Coach
Dawlish Swimming Club

Unpaid Fees

PLEASE NOTE THAT ANY SWIMMER WHO HAS NOT PAID ALL OVERDUE FEES BY THE END OF MARCH WILL BE UNABLE TO SWIM UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Please do not allow this to happen, all swimmers have been notifed

Dawlish Devon County Championships head coach summary

Well done to all swimmers who recently took part in the County chanpionships.

The swimmers produced 69 pb`s from 119 swims which is 58% (including no shows) which I am extremely pleased with.

Full summary breakdown here

Garry Mitchell

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