Youth Competition

Lead Coach: Graham Martin

Squad Manager: Sarah Porter

Squad Criteria

  1. Be aged 12 and upwards.
  2. Must be able to perform all 4 strokes.
  3. Minimum number of 3/4 sessions to be attended per week as directed by the squad coach and under guidance of the Head Coach.
  4. Regular review to be carried out of attendance on a 12 week bases.
  5. To compete in the gala’s as directed by the squad coach and under the guidance of the Head Coach.
  6. Club galas must be supported.
  7. Regular review of behaviour and commitment to be carried out.
  8. Train effectively :-
    • Warm Up – Skill
    • Swim Down
    • Understand the use of pace and stroke count
    • Development of Individual Medley training and introduction to Medley training protocol
    • Lane discipline
    • Use of pace clocks
    • Increase aerobic capacity and endurance
  9. Additional squad selections to be at the discretion of the Squad and Head Coach.


  1. To enforce the swimmers competition and training skills as part of their Long Term Athlete Development.
  2. Development of Individual Medley training.
  3. High Level starts, turns and finishes.
  4. Where appropriate, obtain Yorkshire and North East Region Qualifying times.
  5. Introduction to Land Training to relevant swimmers.
  6. To provide nutritional information.
  7. Develop the skill base.
  8. Encourage swimmers to achieve their full potential.
  9. Where appropriate, and under the selection of both squad and Head Coach, provide an opportunity for bridging into a higher squad.
Training Times


8.00 - 9.00 pm: Ennerdale


6.30 - 8.00 pm: Ennerdale


7.30 - 9.00 pm: Beverley Road Baths


7.00 - 8.00 pm: Beverley Road Baths


 7.30 - 9.00 am: Woodford Leisure Centre