Swimming at TSWPC

Early Development to Club Membership

Tyldesley Swimming & Water Polo Club and the Pelican Centre are partners in the Aquatic Pathway delivered by the Pool and the Club, many of the club coaches, teachers and lifeguards teach at the pool, from National Plan for Teaching Swimming Stages 1 – 6 and Stage 7 the Pelican Academy.

Once swimmers commence the Pelican Academy their progress is continued to be monitored on a regular basis.  As the swimmers progress through the Pelican Academy they are then identified to be invited to attend 1 club sessions per week (1 hour).

The Pelican Centre and the club encourage swimmers to continue their development by having the opportunity to attend 2 sessions per week.

Once the swimmer makes the decision to move from the Pelican Academy to the club they are then registered as a member of Swim England (National Governing Body), the swimmers progress through the club swimming sections of Link Development; Junior Development and Swim Team.

If the swimmer wishes to further develop their swimming to become a competitive swimmer then the club can introduce them to a local swimming squad.

The swimmers progress is monitored continually and the club also have Quarterly Assessments, these assessments give the Teachers and Coaches further information on the child’s progress.  Promotion from each lane and group is also based on attendance, ability, application, attitude and completion of the quarterly assessments.

If you require further information about the Swimming Section then please email Diane Stafford   or 01942 891902.

Swim Stage 1

Pelican Centre Swim Framework Stage 1   

By completing this Award, with or without flotation equipment or support, the participant will be able to:

1.   Enter the water safely and must be able to jump in

2.   Move forwards, backwards and side wards for 5 metres

3.   Scoop water and wash face confidently

4.   Be at ease with water being showered over the head

5.   Move into a stretched floating position and hold for 3 – 5 seconds

6.   Regain an upright position from front and back

7.   Take part in a teacher led game or activity

8.   Swim 5 metres on back unaided

9.   Swim 5 metres on front unaided, with ability to put face in

10. Demonstrate an understanding of pool rules

11.  Be confident without the use of armbands

12. Exit the water safely

 

Swim Stage 2

Pelican Centre Swim Framework Stage 2

By completing this Award, with or without flotation equipment or support, the participant will be able to:

1.   Jump in safely, minimum depth 2 metres

2.   Blow bubbles rhythmically

3.   Push and glide on front/back

4.   Swim 10 metres on front, face in and arms over

5.   Swim 10 metres on back with arms over

6.   Perform a rotation from front to back

7.   Perform a rotation from back to front

8.   Show basic breaststroke leg action

9.   Must be confident out of their depth

 

Swim Stage 3

Pelican Centre Swim Framework Stage 3

By completing this Award, without flotation equipment or support, the participant will be able to:

1.   Jump in from poolside and fully submerge

2.   Sink push and glide on front, when surface roll onto back

3.   Sink push and glide on back, when surface roll onto front

4.   Submerge to pick up an object from the pool floor

5.   Answer 3 questions correctly from the water safety code

6.   Swim 10 metres front crawl with correct technique

7.   Swim 10 metres backstroke with correct technique

8.   Swim 10 metres breaststroke with correct technique – pull, breath, kick

9.   Must be able to achieve 25 metres

 

Swim Stage 4

Pelican Centre Swim Framework Stage 4

By completing this Award, without flotation equipment or support, the participant will be able to:

1.   Demonstrate an understanding of buoyancy

2.   Perform a tuck float for 5 seconds

3.   Perform a sequence of changing shapes whilst floating

4.   Using a float kick 10 metres of all strokes

5.   Swim 25 metres front crawl correct technique

6.   Swim 25 metres backstroke correct technique

7.   Swim 25 metres breaststroke correct technique – pull, breath, kick, glide

8.   Perform a head first sculling action for 5 metres

9.   Introduce treading water

10. Must be able to achieve 50 metres

Swim Stage 5

Pelican Centre Swim Framework Stage 5

By completing this Award, the participant will be able to:

1.   Perform a head first sculling action for 10 metres

2.   Perform a feet first sculling action for 10 metres

3.   Sculling sequence with partner and rotation for 30- 45 seconds

4.   Tread water for 60 seconds

5.   Swim 50 metres front crawl correct technique

6.   Swim 50 metres backstroke correct technique

7.   Swim 50 metres breaststroke correct technique

8.   Introduce butterfly leg kick and breathing

9.   Perform a handstand

10. Perform a forward somersault

11. Demonstrate an action for getting help

12. Must be able to achieve 100 metres

Swim Stage 6

Pelican Centre Framework Stage 6

By completing this Award, the participant will be able to:

1.   Show an understanding of preparation for exercise

2.   Sink, push off and begin to kick

3.   Sink, push off, glide and rotate into front crawl

4.   Swim 10 metres wearing clothes

5.   Swim 100 metres front crawl correct technique

6.   Swim 100 metres backstroke correct technique

7.   Swim 100 metres breaststroke correct technique

 

Stage 7 the Pelican Academy

Pelican Centre Swim Framework Stage 7

By completing this Award, the participant will be able to:

1.   Swim 50 metres front crawl to ASA club standard with correct turns and finishes

2.   Swim 50 metres backstroke to ASA club standard with correct turns and finishes

3.   Swim 50 metres breaststroke to ASA club standard with correct turns and finishes

4.   Swim 25 metres butterfly with recognisable technique

5.   Perform a standing dive

6.   Swim 200 metres correct technique, showing 3 different strokes with correct turns and finishes

7.   Complete a 400 metres drill set

8.   Tread water using eggbeater action for 30 seconds

 

 

Development to Club Swimming

Once swimmers commence to the Pelican Academy their progress is still monitored on a regular basis.

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

Once the swimmers join the club they 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 4.   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

Stage 8-Link Development

Learn to Swim Framework Stage 8

By the end of Stage 8 participants will be able to:

1. Complete a set lasting 400 metres (e.g.16 x 25 metres, 8 x 50 metres, 4 x 100metres) on a specific turnaround time agreed by the teacher/coach (e.g. 1.00min for each 25 metres) with a focus on stroke consistency.

2. Swim 400 metres continuously using one stroke.

3. Push and streamline then kick 25 metres backstroke with/without using a board.

4. Push and streamline then kick 25 metres breaststroke with/without using a board.

5. Push and streamline then kick 25 metres butterfly without using a board.

6. Push and streamline then kick 25 metres front crawl with/without using a board.

7. Perform a backstroke turn from 10 metres in to 15 metres out.

8. Perform a breaststroke turn from 10 metres in to 15 metres out.

9. Perform a butterfly turn from 10 metres in to 15 metres out.

10. Perform a front crawl turn from 10 metres in to 15 metres out.

11. Perform a dive track or grab start, and kick butterfly underwater in a streamlined position for 5m with the focus on progressing it to 10m.*

* Delivery of the Start outcomes will depend on the pool design and facilities available.

 

Stage 9-Junior Development

Learn to Swim Framework Stage 9

By the end of Stage 9 participants will be able to:

1. Complete a set lasting 800 metres (either 16 x 50 metres; 8 x 100 metres; 4 x 200 metres) on a specific turnaround time as agreed by the teacher/ coach (e.g. 1.30 min for 50 metres) with a focus on stroke technique and consistency.

2. Swim 800 metres continuously using one stroke.

3. Swim a continuous 100 metres Individual Medley (4 x 25 metres) using recognised turns with a focus on stroke technique and consistency.

4. Perform a 15 metre underwater kick on front, from a push and glide in a streamlined position.

5. Perform a backstroke start then butterfly kick in a streamlined position underwater up to a maximum of 15 metres from the start point (wall), transfer into stroke and complete the remainder of the 25 metres.*

6. Perform a front crawl start, underwater kick in a streamlined position up to a maximum of 15 metres from the start point (wall), transfer into stroke and complete the remainder of the 25 metres.*

7. Perform a butterfly start, kick in a streamlined position up to a maximum of 15 metres from the start point (wall), transfer into stroke and complete the remainder of the 25 metres.*

8. Perform a breaststroke start, perform a one and a half pull under water, transfer into stroke and complete the remainder of the 25 metres N.B. All starts to be done by a ‘take your marks, go’ by the teacher / coach. The ‘go’can be by whistle or shout.*

*Delivery of the Starts outcomes will depend on the pool design and facilities available.

Stage 10-Swim Team

Learn to Swim Framework

Register Outcomes - Stage 1

By completing this Award, with or without floatation

equipment or support, the participant will be able to:

1. Enter the water safely.

2. Move forward for a distance of 5 metres, feet may be on or off the floor.

3. Move backwards for a distance of 5 metres, feet may be on or off the floor.

4. Move sideways for a distance of 5 metres, feet may be on or off the floor.

5. Scoop the water and wash the face.

6. Be comfortable with water showered from overhead.

7. Move from a flat floating position on the back and return to standing.

8. Move from a flat floating position on the front and return to standing.

9. Push and glide in a flat position on the front from a wall.

10. Push and glide in a flat position on the back from a wall.

11. Give examples of two pool rules.

12. Exit the water safely.

Future Development

Once a swimmer has made the decision to develop and become a competitive swimmer then increasing their training is essential for this development.

There are a network of local training squads that can provide additional time and development the club cannot provide.

If you require further information about Squad Training then please speak to Diane Stafford or 01942 891902

If a swimmer decides not to become a competitive swimmer then the club do have a water polo section, if you require further information on water polo then please speak to Lee Toone  or 07813 612607.

Some swimmers may decide to to become a poolside helper, teacher, coach or lifeguard - if you would like more information about volunteering at the club then please email Diane Stafford or Tom Pridding

Squad Training Networks

The skills, techniques, strokes and ultimately the speed to compete at a higher level is best gained by obtaining extra training and this can be achieved by joining a swim squad as well as the club.

The club have many swimmers who attend squad training and there are a number of Squads in the area that can offer the sort of training required.  They can offer several hours per week training that are necessary for the swimmer to continue their competitive development (something the club cannot provide).

If you wish to progress into the competitive swimming environment and want further information on Squad Training then please contact Diane Stafford  or 01942 891902. 

England Talent Programme

The highest level of support you can receive as an English swimmer is with England Programmes Swimming.

The England Programmes Swimming team are charged with two main goals:

  1. Identifying the most talented young open water and pool swimmers in England
  2. Developing them into world and Olympic medallists.

If you like the idea of becoming a world and Olympic swimming medallist, travelling the world as an elite sportsperson and being a role model for thousands of young people in England, read on to find out how to get involved.

England Programme Swimming involves four stages of swimmer development for athletes aged from 11 to 19.

The four stages are designed to help you reach your maximum potential as a swimmer and eventually step up onto British Swimming’s World Class Pathway, where you could become a funded athlete. That’s right – paid to get up at 4:30 in the morning five days a week!

To find out more information about the  England Talent Programme

Other Options

When you come to the "crossroads" where you consider whether you wish to continue with the swimming or move to another sport, there are a huge range of options to stay involved with swimming both in and out of the pool.

There are are now a wide range of swimming options including open water swimming, triathlon or just continue recreational swimming at the pool.

There are options for you to become a poolside helper, teacher, coach or lifeguard.  If this is something you would be interested in and would like more information about volunteering at the club then please email Diane Stafford or Tom Pridding

 

The options are endless but whatever you choose swimming for life is the way forward.

Swimming Teaching/Coaching Staff

All teachers and coaches have attended Safeguarding & Protecting Children Course and are DBS Checked.

ASA Club Coach (Level 3)

Diane Stafford
Call 01942 891902
Email diane@tswpc.co.uk

Membership Secretary

Alan Stafford
Call 01942 891902
Email membershipsecretary@tswpc.co.uk

ASA Level 2 Teaching Aquatics

Aaron Atherton

Adam Toone

Anne-Marie Morley

Debbie Anderson

Leanne Stafford

Nicola Holt

Tom Furness

 

ASA Level 1 Teaching Aquatics

Catherine King

Danielle Jeffery-Leyland

Grace Morley (SE Level 1 Coaching Water Polo)

Hayley Price

Jennifer Hornby

Macaullay Harrison

Paul Costello (SE Level 1 Coaching Water Polo)