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whatever your ability, City of Milton Keynes Swim Club has a programme for you

CLUB MEMBERSHIP

The Annual Membership Subscription is due for renewal in January and has to be paid BY 17th February each year.  The subscription is determined at the Club’s Annual General Meeting, which takes place in July.  The cost of membership includes a per capita levy payable to the Amateur Swimming Association, for registration with the ASA. The fee also includes a levy to the South East region.


ASA Membership

All swimmers, coaches, teachers, officials and poolside helpers are required to be a member of CMKSC and pay the appropriate fee to the ASA.


There are three different types of ASA membership:


Category 1: 

Swimmers who do not compete in any open competition


Category 2:

Swimmers who compete in open competition


Category 3:

Club administrators, coaches, teachers, helpers, honorary members and any other non-swimming club members


Club Membership


There are two different types of Club membership:


Full - for the competitive swimmer  (this applies to all ages not just over 9 years)  All swimmers have to have ASA membership , and pay regional fees this is included in their club membership.


Associate - for parents, gives insurance to be on poolside at galas etc. Please note: If your child is under 18 years of age it is a requirement of CMKSC that at least one parent becomes a member of the club. (For full details see Appendix 1.)


Training fees

Training/squad fees are payable to City of Milton Keynes Swim Club on a monthly basis and are due on the first working day of each month by Direct Debit.  Forms with the club’s details are available from your squad manager, the help desks on Sunday at Stantonbury the vice-treasurer.

The direct debit form should be completed and submitted to your bank for them to action.  Standing Order is the preferred method of payment but alternatively payment can be made by cheque, which should be given to the membership secretary, your squad manager or the help desk on a Sunday afternoon at Stantonbury Pool in time for the 1st working day of the month.

The current squad fees are in Appendix 1.

If you have multiple children who swim we offer a discount for the second and subsequent children against the lowest fee for all squads excluding the Academy. The club also offers training time for older swimmers who only wish to train occasionally (i.e. during university holidays). The exact training times are to be agreed with the Head Coach but the cost for this is £3.50 per session. The level of monthly training fees is calculated for twelve equal monthly payments.  If circumstances arise making it difficult for squad fees to be paid, please contact the treasurer immediately.

In the event of a prolonged absence from training, the swimmer or parent should advise the Head Coach in writing of the position.  It is not sufficient to verbally advise a Coach or a Club Official.

If fees are outstanding for longer than one calendar month, the vice treasurer will send a letter to the parent advising they have 15 days to settle any arrears.  If no payment is received in that time, the club reserves the right to withdraw facilities, including membership of a squad from the swimmer.

If training fees fall into arrears, or go unpaid, the club reserves the right to withdraw facilities, including membership of a squad from the swimmer.


Resignation

In the event of a member leaving the Club, notice of resignation must be given in writing to the Head Coach. The notice period is 1 calendar month for which full fees will be payable.


Rules & Conduct

See appendix for Rules of Conduct for Swimmers, Coaching Staff and Volunteers and Parents. These can also be found on the club website.


Within these levels there are 6 swim squads ranging from Academy to Performance. The definitions for these squads are


Academy (LTS to Development)

Swimmers who wish to join the academy must be in a current learn to swim programme. The academy is additional to their LTS lessons. Swimmers need to be in stage 6 and above to be invited into the academy.


The aims of the group are:

     .     To develop all four strokes including starts and turns. 


     .     The academy will provide an introduction to the competition environment.



Mini Stars (Development Group)

Swimmers are typically invited to train with this squad by fulfilling the following requirements:

     .     Perform 2 strokes and can enter and leave the pool safely.


     .     A positive attitude to training both technically and physically.


     .     Have a significant physical and mental development to train at low level and are yet to reach puberty.


     .     Have a desire to learn to be a competitive swimmer.


     .     Have achieved Level 9 of NPTS.



The aims of this group are:

     .     Provide an introduction to low level competition situations.


     .     Provide an introduction to competition rules.


     .     Provide a sound base of fundamentals of technique across all strokes and skills.


     .     Introduce basic training skills such as clock use and lane discipline.


     .     Introduce low level land training including stretching and mobility.



Rising Stars (Development group)

Swimmers are typically invited to train with this squad by fulfilling the following requirements:

     .     Perform all 4 strokes legally and have a working knowledge of starts and turns laws


     .     Are able to use the training clock


     .     A positive attitude to training both technically and physically.


     .     Have a significant physical and mental development to train at low level and are yet to reach puberty.


     .     Have an appropriate level of attendance to reach goals.


     .     Have adequate lane discipline.


     .     Have achieved Pre-comp Level 1 of NPTS.



The aims of this group are:

     .     Provide consistency to performance of techniques of all 4 strokes under ASA law.


     .     Provide consistency to starting and turning skills under ASA law.


     .     Introduce team and open meet competition.


     .     To refine training skills.


     .     Provide an introduction to aerobic and short sprint training.


     .     Introduce low level land training including simple motor control exercises.



BAGCAT Development (Development group)

Swimmers are typically invited to train with this squad by fulfilling the following requirements:

     .     Perform all 4 strokes legally and have a working knowledge of starts and turns laws


     .     Are able to use the training clock


     .     A positive attitude to training both technically and physically


     .     Have a significant physical and mental development to train at a low level and are yet to reach puberty.


     .     Have an appropriate level of attendance to reach goals.


     .     Have adequate lane discipline.


     .     Have achieved Pre-comp Level 1 of NPTS.


     

The aims of this group are:

     .     Provide consistency to performance of techniques of all 4 strokes under ASA law.


     .     Provide consistency to starting and turning skills under ASA law.


     .     Introduce team and open meet competition.


     .     To refine training skills.


     .     Provide increased aerobic and short sprint training.


     .     Introduce low level land training including simple motor control exercises.



BAGCAT Performance

Swimmers are typically invited to train with this squad by fulfilling the following requirements:

     .     Performance at Regional level or are working towards it.


     .     200m Free below 3.10.


     .     A positive attitude to training both technically and physically (bearing in mind focus to aerobic development).


     .     Will have an appropriate level of attendance to reach goals.


     .     Have a significant physical and mental development to train at a high level and are yet to reach puberty.


     .     Have impeccable lane discipline.


     .     Have achieved Pre-comp Level 1 and Level 2 of NPTS.


     

The aims of this group are:

     .     Provide consistency to performance of techniques to a high level.


     .     Provide consistency to starting and turning skills to a high level.


     .     Introduce pacing skills for competition..

          Provide a balanced competition program.


     .     Introduce new training skills including HR monitoring, target time use and test sets.


     .     Provide further increased aerobic and short sprint training.


     .     Maintain circuit land training and introduce low level strength development including injury prevention exercise.



Club Squad

Swimmers are typically invited to train with this squad by fulfilling the following requirements:

     .     Enjoy the sport of swimming and are looking to compete at local meets


     .     Perform all 4 strokes legally and have a working knowledge of starts and turns laws


     .     Are able to use the training clock


     .     A positive attitude to training both technically and physically


     .     Have adequate lane discipline.


     .     Are at or around puberty



The aims of this group are:

     .     Provide a level of training focusing on participation and enjoyment


     .     Develop aerobic fitness


     .     Develop technical skills including strokes starts and turns


     .     Provide a competition program with variety of types (team, open meet, local champs)



Youth Performance 3 Squad

Swimmers are typically invited to train with this squad by fulfilling the following requirements:

     .     Performance at County level


     .     A positive attitude to training both technically and physically


     .     An appropriate background of training.


     .     Have begun puberty.


     .     Have an appropriate level of attendance to reach goals.



The aims of this group are:

     .     Provide consistency to performance of techniques to a high level.


     .     Provide consistency to starting and turning skills to a high level.


     .     Improve pacing skills for competition.


     .     Provide a balanced competition program.


     .     Retain training skills including HR monitoring, target time use and provide increased test sets.


     .     Provide further increased aerobic, short sprint training and an introduction to anaerobic training.


     .     Maintain land circuit training including injury prevention exercise.



Youth Performance 2 Squad

Swimmers are typically invited to train with this squad by fulfilling the following requirements:

     .     Performance at Regional level or National level


     .     A positive attitude to training both technically and physically (bearing in mind focus to anaerobic development)


     .     A significant background of training.


     .     Have begun puberty or compete at National level.


     .     Have an appropriate level of attendance to reach goals.


     .     Have a highly significant background or agreed alternative training if on less than 6 sessions per week.



The aims of this group are:

     .     Provide consistency to performance of techniques to elite level.


     .     Provide consistency to starting and turning skills to elite level.


     .     Provide a balanced competition programme.


     .     Retain training skills including HR monitoring, target time use and provide increased test sets.


     .     Provide further increased aerobic, short sprint training and significant anaerobic training.


     .     Maintain land circuit training including injury prevention exercise and strength development exercises.


     .     Provide access to nutritional and psychological knowledge and skill development.



Youth Performance 1 Squad

Swimmers are typically invited to train with this squad by fulfilling the following requirements:

     .     Performance at Regional level or National level


     .     A positive attitude to training both technically and physically (bearing in mind focus to aerobic development)


     .     A highly significant background of training.


     .     Have begun puberty or compete at National level.


     .     Have an appropriate level of attendance to reach goals.


     .     As a courtesy to others swimmers in this group are expected to utilise the training time and quality provided.



The aims of this group are:

     .     Provide consistency to performance of techniques to elite level.


     .     Provide consistency to starting and turning skills to elite level.


     .     Provide a balanced competition programme.


     .     Retain training skills including HR monitoring, target time use and provide increased test sets.


     .     Provide significant aerobic training with balance towards short sprint and anaerobic development. 


     .     Maintain land circuit training including injury prevention exercise.


     .     Provide access to nutritional and psychological knowledge, skill development and specific strength exercises.



Squad Movement

The majority of squad moves are completed at the beginning of a training cycle and are decided by the relevant coaches.


Arrangements

Often session objectives mean that squads work together either completing similar sets at the same time or training in the same lane.


Trials

Trials for the Development Squads are usually held on the Sunday evening at 6.00pm, although this time is flexible.

If you have moved from another Club you will be invited to try out at session with the group that we feel is appropriate to your level.


Squad Training Times

The current squad training time are listed in an appendix and can be found on the club website. In the event of a conflict of information, please use the data on the website.