This is the top tier of the Performance section in the club and aims to further develop Regional and National swimmers. It trains for up to 14 hours per week with an additional land session. Within Performance swimmers will continue their development firmly based around the Training to Train stage of LTAD with a view to progression towards Training to Win. At this stage they will be introduced to:
- Increased Land Work centred on the development of specific functional strength
- Goal setting and maximising practise to achieve this
- Injury prevention
- Time management
- Balanced lifestyle
- Team Ethos
- Desire to succeed
Criteria is required to enter this squad, and the terms must be maintained in order to remain in the squad
In this squad swimmers will continue to develop and reinforce efficient technique, swim skills, race experience and build up further endurance and still higher levels of intensity of training. Typical age of swimmers in this squad is 10-15 years old. Swimmers in this squad swim four times a week in King Charles I School Pool, Holy Trinity and in Stourport Leisure Centre and are expected to enter our Club Championships and also ASA Licensed Open Meets including our own Wyre Forest Christmas County Qualifier held in December of each year.
Swimmers in Performance swim eight times per week as specified in our session times here.
Teachers and Coaches
Performance is led by the Head Coach.
The targeted competitions for this squad can be found here. All swimmers in this squad are expected to enter all events in the Club Championships held in the autumn and attend all Club targetted meets and make themselves available for selection to the League Competitions as appropriate.
ASA Key Stages
Not applicable, this squad is a coaching based squad and the programme is geared around an annual calendar of local and regional swimming galas throughout the year.
All swimmers ideally should be in posession of:
- A 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
- Finger Paddles
- Finger paddles
- Two 1L Water Bottles
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 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.