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Development Squads

Development (Bronze, Silver and Gold)
This is the Squad for our younger swimmers who are in their early years of competition. Swimmers in this Squad are typically aged between 8-12 and have made the decision to go down the competitive swimming pathway. Sessions are based on Skill and Technique, with aerobic work and basic speed. All swimmers have good commitment levels and are regularly racing in meets set out by the coaching staff. The ethos is to have fun whilst developing key skills and fitness levels. This Squad will hopefully lead to Juggernaut if swimmers have the right ability, commitment and maturity to train effectively to a very high standard.
Platinum
This is a squad for our swimmers who are aged 12+ and who are currently attaining North Midland Qualifying Times. This squad is the link between Development and Juggernaut and is geared towards age group swimmers who would like to continue training and competing to a high standard. In the past a number of swimmers have been promoted from Platinum into Juggernaut and have continued to make excellent progress in the sport of swimming. The sessions are based around skills and technique when training with Development, at certain times of the week Platinum have the opportunity to train alongside Juggernaut. All Platinum swimmers are encouraged to race on a regular basis and represent Winsford whenever selected.
Available Training Sessions 

 

Squad Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Bronze B               
    6pm-7pm     5pm-6.30pm 5:30pm-6:30pm
Bronze A               
    6pm-7pm   5:30pm-6:30pm 5pm-6.30pm 5:30pm-6:30pm
Silver   5am-6.30am*       6am - 8am*  
    6pm-7pm   5:30pm-6:30pm 5pm-6.30pm 5:30pm-6:30pm
Gold  5am-6.30am*x 5am-6.30am*     5am-6.30am*x 6am - 8am*  
    6pm-7pm   6:30pm - 8:30pm 5pm-6.30pm 5:30pm-6:30pm
Platinum 5am-6.30am* x 5am-6.30am*     5am-6.30am* x 6am - 8am*  
    6pm-7pm   6:30pm - 8:30pm 5pm-6.30pm 5:30pm-6:30pm

* Please note: Doors are locked from 5am to 6.30am, weekdays and 6am to 8.15am, Saturdays when the centre opens to the public - everyone is either in or out. The centre staff are not allowed to open the doors before that time.

X Swimmers may stay in 6:30am -7am during the holidays
Summer Training Schedule 2024
There will be NO Tuesday morning training on the following dates:
23rd and 30th July
6th, 13th, 20th and 27th August.
Development Silver swimmers are welcome to attend Monday morning 5-6:30am.
All other training will continue as normal up to and including Sunday 4th August. The Summer training schedule begins week beginning Monday 5th August.
  • All evening training as normal.
  • Morning training takes place on Monday, Friday and Saturday only.
  • Land training will continue every Monday 6:15-7:15pm and Friday 5.30-6:15pm.
  • The Sunday 5.30-6.30pm gym session with Michael will also continue during August.
  • Monday 26th August is bank holiday, training will be 6-8am Juggernaut & Masters, 8-9am Development, NO Land Training.
All swimming and land training is back to normal from Monday 2nd September.

 

Monday Morning Technique Sessions Programme - Upcoming Sessions

DatePlanned Session
8th JulyFrontcrawl technique
15th July Breaststroke technique
22nd JulyBackstroke technique
29th July Butterfly technique
Land Training
6:15-7:15pm Mondays in the hall with Molly open to all Development.
6-6:45pm Friday in the dance studio - Yoga, Pilates, Core and Mobility based work - for Gold, Platinum and Juggernauts. (to end of Sept 2023)
5:30 - 6:15pm Friday in the dance studio - Yoga, Pilates, Core and Mobility based work - for Gold, Platinum and Juggernauts. (From 5th Oc 2023)
Can all swimmers please bring a mat, drinking bottle and dress appropriately. 
Liverpool 50m Training for Gold / Platinum

Gold swimmers will also be offered one or two 50m training sessions per month with Juggernaut B squad at Liverpool Aquatics Centre in Wavertree, Liverpool, 10am-12pm. It is really important to let Claire Brown know if you intend to swim so the appropriate set is prepared by the coach for the swimmers attending.

Platinum swimmers are invited to the 50m training sessions in Liverpool on a first come first served PAYG basis, subject to numbers attending the sessions. More details will be emailed on each occasion.

 

Features

Development Bronze B to Development Bronze A Preferred Criteria

Promotion is based on 3 areas: Training performance, Racing performance, and Key attributes includin…

Development Bronze A to Development Silver Preferred Criteria

Promotion is based on 3 areas: Training performance, Racing performance, and Key attributes includin…

Development Silver to Development Gold Preferred Criteria

Promotion is based on 3 areas: Training performance, Racing performance, and Key attributes includin…

Development Gold and Platinum to Juggernaut C Preferred Criteria

Promotion is based on 3 areas: Training performance, Racing performance, and Key attributes includin…

Development Platinum Criteria

For swimmers 14 and over who are not quite ready for Juggernaut but still want to train and/or compe…