We have three different squads at Rossington and we train on four nights of the week.
This is for level 5 and above (ASA national teaching plan for swimming) and takes place over 25m lengths every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 7 until 7.30 p.m.
This is aimed at those at or working to level 7 and is for those wishing to improve their technique and stamina with a view to competing either for the team galas or individual events.
Training for B squad is Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 7.30 until 8.15 p.m.
Once C squad swimmers have reached the bench mark for B squad they are invited to begin with the B squad warm up.
This is for those swimmers who are competent in all four strokes. Sets focus on developing technique, stamina and increasing distance and speed.
In order to progress from B squad swimmers need to demonstrate that they are achieving or have the potential to achieve a minimum of B grade times in their age group. Those who fulfil the criteria will be invited to the A squad warm up in the first instance. There is an expectation that, if selected, A squad swimmers will attend team events.
Training for A squad is Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8.15 until 9.15 p.m.
Thursday Night Sessions:
These are by invitation only and run from 7.30 until 9 p.m.
All our teachers/coaches are volunteers who give up their time to help the swimmers develop their technique and work towards competition. Volunteers have completed or are working towards courses to gain qualifications to ensure they understand how to support your children to reach their potential. Many of our younger volunteers are swimmers who understand the strokes and demands of training first hand. Some of us are parents of current and former swimmers who started off watching from the balcony – let us know if you too want to become involved – as they say ‘many hands make light work’!
Lauren Cawston – Lane one C squad and B squad
Diane Cawston – Lane 2 C squad and B squad
Emma Marsden – Lane 3 C squad and B squad
Ian Gordon – Lane 4 C squad and lead coach for B and A squad
Megan Shentall – Lane 1 C squad
Josh Sellars – Lane 2 C squad and B squad
Lindsay Wright – Lane 3 C squad and B Squad
Jill & Josh Greenhalgh – Lane 4 C squad and lead coaches for B and A squad
Jill Greenhalgh and Neil Sellars
Morgan Blunt/Rachel Claridge – Lane 1 C squad and B squad
Jill Greenhalgh/Lindsay Wright – Lane 2 & 3 C squad and B squad
Ian Gordon – Lane 4 C squad and lead coach for B squad
Jill Greenhalgh – Lead coach for A squad