Development to Club Swimming

The swimmers as they progress through the Pelican Academy are identified to further develop their swimming pathway and are invited to attend 1 club session per week.

Once the swimmers join the club they then progress through the club swimming groups of Link Development; Junior Development and Swim Team.

Link Development

This is the group that swimmers join when they come into the initial stages of the club from Pelican Academy.

The 4 strokes are continued to be perfected including Starts and Turns to ensure the Swim England standards are maintained. The swimmers are also introduced to basic work with Pace/Lane Clock.

Session Times

Tuesday     7.00 - 8.00 pm

Thursday    7.00 - 8.00 pm

Junior Development

This group continues to develop the swimmer’s strokes, techniques, starts and turns inaccordancce with Swim England standards

Once the swimmer is promoted to Lane 3 the club will encourage the swimmer to further develop their swimming by increasing their water time.  The club will then discuss with the parents how to access the extra water time by attending Squad training.

Session Times

Monday                7.30 - 8.30 pm

Thursday              8.00 - 9.30 pm

Swim Team

Swimmers are now developing athletic abilities in their chosen sport, strokes and techniques will continue to be developed, however the intensity of the training becomes more difficult – the increases in difficulty can either be by the pace of the swim, the distance of the swim or a combination of both as the athlete develops.

The swimming is evolved around the 200m IM (Individual Medley) so as the swimmer can develop all 4 strokes and train and compete in all four.   As swimmers grow and they develop physically this changes their natural ability and personal preference towards certain strokes and distances.

At this early stage of the swimmers journey all strokes are still trained, taught and coached.

Swimmers in this group are encouraged to attend Squad training to increase their water time.

Session Times

Monday               8.30 - 9.30 pm

Thursday             8.00 - 9.30 pm