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The Borough of Harrow Swimming Club

COMPETITIVE TRAINING

COUNTY AGE squad

Coach: Gill Muir                        

 Email: gill@harrowswim.com

Monthly Fee: £61.00 paid by DD

County Age Squad Criteria

Minimum Attendance: Swimmers in County Age must maintain a minimum of 5 pool sessions (at least 1 of which must be a weekday morning) a week and attendance at Land Training. Swimmers looking to progress into Regional Age Group Squad must be able to demonstrate 6 sessions per week (at least 1 of which must be a weekday morning) in order to be considered.

Minimum Qualification: Swimmers must achieve 1 County QT (automatic or consideration) in the age group that they are. Swimmers will have until the Borough of Harrow End Of Season meet in July to achieve this standard.

Equipment: Kick Board, Pull Buoy, Fins, Snorkel, Hand Paddles.  Swimmers must also bring either 2 x 500ml or 1ltr full water bottle/s to each session.

County Age Squad Aims:

  • Focused training to achieve Middlesex County Qualification standards.
  • Progression towards achieving London Regional Qualification standards.
  • I.M focused training program.
  • Progress Starts & Turns (with underwater phase) in racing situations.
  • Develop Drill progression to develop Stroke technique on all 4 strokes.

Competitions (minimum requirement): Swimmers should compete in at least 6 competitions a season, which must include Borough of Harrow Club Championships and Middlesex County Championships.

Progression: Once swimmers have reached the desired level, and have deemed close to achieving London Region QT’s. Swimmers will then progress to Regional Age Squad.

Swimmers who do not meet the minimum attendance and competition attendance level will be moved to Youth or County Development, dependant on age and training performance standards.

Swimmers who do not achieve the minimum qualification standard by July, will be moved to Youth, Youth Development or County Development dependant on age and training performance standard.