Morning Training

August 22nd, 2017

The Club has two morning training slots Mondays and Tuesdays 05.30-07.00. Normally I Coach these sessions and they run during South Lanarkshire School terms dates and are “Additional sessions” and not “instead of” sessions. During School holiday periods, alternate times and days are arranged.

Training volumes, hours and number of sessions a week, have to be appropriate to a swimmers age and stage of development. They also have to be progressive and there is no intention for our Club to give very young swimmers 10 and under any more training no matter how good they are. We do care for the long-term future of our athletes not for short term instant success.

Two squads (Junior Performance and Senior Performance) are expected to attend. Our results with those who attend regularly have been very good and they and the Club have moved on to a new Level. Although initially we had 20 attending, this has now settled at about 12 from a group of 15/16.

Older Swimmers from Rascals squad aged 11 or more are invited on a Monday morning and I am keen that as many as possible attend. Silver and Gold Squads are also welcome but should see me first.

Recruitment of new swimmers is key to the success of our club and we need to grow membership and everyone needs to focus on this aspect and help recruit.

For those attending the Coaches will be looking for: –
Mindset – believe Talent is developed from your natural toolbox, not what you are born with.
Learning – always wanting to learn more, no matter what you already think you know.
Skill/Mastery – develop great basic skills above everything else.
Work ethic – ability to work hard unsupervised.
Team member – ability to work with others to drive the training group on.
Ownership – in control of your swimming. It is your swimming not your parents or the coaches.
Are you competing regularly? – The right events, all events, your worst events?
Age/experience/ability – developing your own talent from wherever you are currently.
Organised – have all the personal equipment necessary including hydration without borrowing.

Lindsay Young, Head Coach