Please also see below, the Youth Performance Squad 2018/19 Season Plan information as sent out by Coach Dan Cross on Monday 29th July 2019.

1-Yth Performance Squad (2019-09)

Youth Squad 2018-19

As we come to the end of the 2018/19 season, I would like to thank everyone that has volunteered to support the club this year. We can’t provide the amazing services we do, without the support of each and everyone of you.

This year has seen the club transition to providing quality focused coaching at all levels and abilities, whilst providing a clear development plan for swimmers to meet their potential through ease of squad movements.

We have enjoyed some exceptional swimming results for the club this year:-

1. Maisie being our first ever senior GB swimmer in the World Championships Open Water.

2. Daisy qualifying for GB at the European Juniors.

3. The club qualifying for the Arena League Finals weekend for a fifth year in a row.

We are currently enjoying huge success at the summer National championships, and I wish all our English National swimmers good luck.

At county and regional championships we showed improvement on last year with the number of qualifiers and this is a focus area for the coaches moving forward.

We have started very strongly in this year’s Kent Junior League, which is a great barometer as to our quality and depth of swimmers coming through our junior squads.

I would like to thank all the coaches for their commitment to the club and the exceptional work undertaken to support the swimmers and parents on the journey through swimming.

This year sees one of our long term coaching volunteers moving away, Steph Groombridge, who we would like to thank for her dedication to the swimmers in development squad.

Also this year we have seen continued growth in popularity of our Open Water programme. Thank you to Karen Crabtree for her support and dedication to getting this off the ground.

If anyone would like to support the club by volunteering, please reply to let us know.

Next season improvements

We aim to make small improvements each year, to ensure we continue to improve and grow with the needs of the club.

This coming season will see a few minor changes:

1. The addition of some regular Long course training at the LAC for our performance and senior competition squads. The cost of this will see an increase in monthly fees, however we are looking to keep this to a minimum. (More info will follow shortly)

2. Wednesday evening changes. To enable pool time to be offered fairly during progression and across squads, from 2nd September the following changes will take place:-

  • Youth Performance squad will change to 4pm to 6pm at Ramsgate
  • Junior Skills squad will change to 6pm to 8pm at Ramsgate
  • Age Group Performance squad will have Wednesday evening off
  • Academy Silver squad will have a new session at 6pm – 7pm at Ramsgate
  • Development squad will have a new session at 7pm – 8pm at Ramsgate

If you have any questions around the changes, please speak with your coach.

Finally, please enjoy a well-earned rest over the summer break and ensure you have your Club Championship entries in, as we aim for every club member to compete this year. Please speak with your coach to confirm what entries you should be doing.

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