Attendance to sessions is flexible; however the minimum sessions must be attended. Your coach will advise you on the number of sessions that they would like your child to attend and may recommend specific sessions that it is preferable they attend. This is communicated through the goal setting form circulated at the start of each training cycle. Please bear in mind the squad suggested minimum requirements.
Details of any changes in squad training sessions are either sent by email or posted on the notice board whenever possible. Although all swimmers are informed of changes they often forget to tell their parents so please check your email and the notice board regularly!
Swimmers in performance groups will be expected to keep a training logbook which is to be reviewed by the Coach each Sunday. Full details are provided at the start of each training cycle. Swimmers in other groups are encouraged to complete log books to provide experience in completing these as well as the benefits of keeping training notes and records.
Responsibilities and Behaviour
During the swim session children are expected to behave sensibly on poolside and whilst in the water.
If for any reason a swimmer has to leave the session early, they are expected to get changed and return to the poolside until the end of the session, or until their parents collect them.
Occasionally swimmers may experience injuries. These are rarely swimming related but exercise may be inhibited by illness or injury. Swimmers are asked to inform the coach on arriving at the poolside of any illness or injury and may be asked to avoid participation. If missing the session the coach asks that you email or text as a matter of politeness and to allow appropriate planning. Swimmers may often have their training adapted in order to avoid overdue stress. Swimmers are expected to manage injuries professionally and may be asked to build fitness in lower groups during or immediately after if felt appropriate by the head coach.