Gold Squad

Session Times and Locations

Teachers and Coaches

  • Gold is led by the Head Coach, Brian McGuiness

Training Objectives: 

  • Further Development of technical abilities to meet race standard requirements 
  • Development of Race Skills & Strategies

Training Expectations: 

  • Maintain 80% attendance (min: 7 out of 9 wet sessions) 
  • Always punctual with all required equipment 
  • Accept all challenges, be coachable

Competition Expectations:

  • WFSC Club Championships
  • WCSA Championships 
  • SE WM Regional Championships
  • SE Nationals
  • Open Meets 
  • WFSC Teams where selected

Equipment Required

All swimmers ideally should be in possession of:

  • A blank WFSC Swim Hat
  • A named WFSC Swim Hat (can be obtained from the Club Shop)
  • Two pairs of Goggles (one spare)
  • Proper swimming trunks or costume, no baggy shorts.
  • A pull buoy
  • A kick board
  • Training Fins
  • Hand Paddles
  • Snorkel
  • Two Water Bottles

Swimmer Discipline

All swimmers should be on poolside ready to begin training at the designated squad times with hat on, goggle on, ready for instructions by the teacher or coach. The Swimmer’s Code of Conduct can be found here.

Parents Guidelines

Parents are encouraged to stay and watch their swimmers in this group. The teacher or coach may approach you for help in dealing with any issues, goggle, hat etc, but please do not do the following:

  • Go up to poolside to speak to your child without first speaking to the teacher or coach
  • Attempt to teach/coach your child from poolside yourself. If you wish to help out teaching and coaching please speak to us first
  • Distract the teacher or coach by attempting to engage them in conversation about your swimmer(s) during the lesson.

If you have specific questions or wish to discuss your child’s progress, please wait until after the session to arrange a mutually agreeable time and place. The Parent’s Code of Conduct can be found here.

Fees

  • The current fees for this squad as of September 2018 are £73.00 per month.
  • Please read our Fee’s Policy so you understand how the Club Fees structure works.

For more information contact the Membership Secretary at: membership@wfsc.org.uk

 

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