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									SWIM 21
The effect on both club
    and swimmer
          ASA AIMS
• To ensure that everyone has the
 opportunity to Learn to Swim

• To provide the pathways to ensure
 everyone can achieve their potential

• To win Gold medals on the world stage
 The Aim of Swim 21

   “ To provide appropriate
 opportunities for swimmers,
in order that they will achieve
      their full potential”
    The Swim 21 Objectives

• Nationally recognised ASA Club
    Development Programme
•   Establish networks for clubs
•   Clear pathways for individuals through
    the Club Structure
•   Club Action Planning process
•   Partnership approach
        Why Swim 21?
We need to encourage:

• Long term planning

• Working together
              Why Swim 21?

• What was getting in the way of your success?

• What do clubs want?

      • More pool time

      • More support

      • More Guidance

      • Better relationship with local Authorities

      • Closer contact with the ASA
Teaching                                   Skill Development
                                           “Quality opportunities to
“Quality opportunities to
                                           develop technical skills in
develop basic skills which lay
                                           a training environment”
the foundation for future

                                 SWIM 21
                            Four progressive

    Performance                         Competitive Development

    “A training programme               “A training programme which
    which consistently                  consistently produces athletes at
    produces athletes at                District and National Age Group
    National level and above”           level”
• A multi skilled approach

• National teaching and coaching plan

• ASA Award Scheme

• ASA Teacher

• Links to Skill Development
       Skill Development
• Links to the Teaching Programme
• 4 – 7 hours water time available per week
• ASA Club Coach
• Land based conditioning programme
• Club Action Plans
• Competition level: School, Inter club and
• Links to the Competitive Development
    Competitive Development
• Links to Skill Development
• 8 – 16 hours water time available per week
• ASA Coach
• Individual swimmer orientated land based
  conditioning and training programme
• Individual swimmer orientated water based
  training programme
• Competition level: County, Designated
  Meetings, District and National Age Groups
• Links to the Performance environment
       Swim 21 Programme
               Pool        Coaching      Competition
               Time        Qualification
Performance   17 + hrs      ASA Coach     National

Competitive   8 – 16 hrs    ASA Coach     NAG
Development                               District

Skill         4 – 7 hrs     ASA Club      County
Development                 Coach         Inter Club

Teaching      Sessional     ASA Teacher     FUN
What It Means For The

An athlete centred approach
   to help our swimmers
     achieve their best
        The Swimmer Centred
                            The Club
               Club Coach                  Teachers

              Volunteers     Swimmer
                                              Pool Time

                 Training                 Social Activities
   ASA                                                        NCF
  How can Swim 21 help ?
• It will allow swimmers and clubs to achieve
  their full potential
• At each career stage provide the necessary
  support for swimmers
• Enhanced support from the ASA which will
  allow clubs to gain national recognition
• The identification of training opportunities
  and assist in the allocation of pool time
      Swim 21 Target Areas
The Swim 21 process relates to the attainment
 of targets in the following areas:

•   Swimmer development
•   Coaching staff development
•   Club administration
•   Partnership development
 What does Dinnaton have
         to do?
• Conduct an audit of where the club is
• Forward the initial audit to the ASA for
• Create an Action Plan based on the
  results of the ASA’s assessment
• Submit a second audit for accreditation
• Undertake continual development of the
  club under the Swim 21 remit
       Swim 21 is ……..
• A flexible process designed to
  allow both club and swimmer to
  develop to their fullest potential

• A process that should provide a
  range of opportunities for all
  swimmers at every level
How does Swim 21
 practically affect
 the Coaches and
   Swimmers at
               Recent History
• For 10 Years Dinnaton has been the most
  successful small club in Devon – FACT
• We have steadily improved both in coaching
  and in swimmer performance during this
  time. – FACT
• However we realise that in the 21st century
  we need to formalise our training and show
  that we follow quality procedures.
• To ignore change, is to risk all our good work
  going to waste.
       Identification of talented
• We have an obligation to you as a family to
  identify your talented Son or Daughter
• This obligation is to the benefit of, primarily
  “The Swimmer,” and then “The sport.”
• It is designed to equip and direct swimmers
  towards appropriate competition.
• We must review this often to ensure we do
  not miss anyone.
      Identifying  Talent - Facts
• Dinnaton has had swimmers competing in
  National Competition every year since 1995.
• On several occasions Dinnaton Swimmers
  have been National finalists.
• One swimmer went on to become National
  Champion two years in a row.
• One year seven Dinnaton Swimmers
  attended the Nationals
• A total of 14 swimmers have competed at
  National level for Dinnaton since 1995
       Individual swimmer
     development programme
• All swimmers irrespective of Squad or talent
  will have an access to individual training and
  development programme which will form the
  basis of their training.

• This will be done singly if necessary or when
  possible by several swimmers of same
          Identifying Talent
• Under the direction of Head Coach, the
  coaching staff will identify those Squad
  Members as having possible potential to
  become “National Qualified Swimmers” or
  above –
• Note This is a requirement of Swim 21

• They can come from any Squad – Senior,
  Intermediate or Junior. Age is immaterial
         Identifying     Talent
• Identified swimmers from any Squad will be
  known as

               • Junior? 

           • Intermediate? 

               • Senior? 
    What age does a swimmer
        change squads?
• Basically – at any age within reason
• The terms, Senior – Intermediate and
  Junior refer to Talent and maturity within
  the sport – rather than purely age.
• A swimmer however would not be
  asked to change to a squad where she
  or he would not be able to handle the
  training – This is of primary importance
       Time Table for  selection
• Dinnaton Coaches will have a meeting within
  the next six weeks to pick  group.
• Other swimmers will be asked to join this
  group as they show talent/mature
• Extreme sensitivity will be exercised to
  ensure swimmers do not feel they have
  failed if they cannot keep up.
• Around 8 - 12 swimmers will make up
  group in first instance.
      Names of the Squads
Squad set up – What shall we call the

•   ABC?
•   1&2&3
•   Sharks, Porpoises and Minnows
•   Junior, Intermediate & Senior
           Squad Set Up
•   3 Squads in first instance

    1. Junior
    2. Intermediate
    3. Senior
          Junior Squad
• Dedicated lead coach responsible to
  Head Coach (+ assistants)
• Transition from “Teaching’’ to “Training’’
• Competitive Start award
• Learning all the strokes including
• Progressive training programme as
  swimmers develop
     Intermediate Squad
• Dedicated lead coach (+ assistants)
  responsible to Head Coach
• Training program designed to give
  swimmer improvement greater than
  that attributable to just strength and
  growth – accent on technique
           Senior Squad
• Head coach led – back up from Deputy
  Chief Coach

• Training programme designed for
  individual swimmer’s needs to ensure
  that they are able to peak for
  competition and achieve full potential.
       Dinnaton Swimming Club Organisational

 Nan Lowden -
                                      John Wright
 Head Teacher                         Chief Coach                  Club Captain


  Martyn Bushnell                 Sophie Wright –                Lesley McCreery
  Intermediate Coach              Junior squad                   Master’s Coach
  and Deputy Chief                Coach

Assistant Coaches – Sam Clay, Tom Loseby, Emma Elliott, Leanne Elliott, Paul Edison

                 Senior, Intermediate and Junior Squads
Overall Training Programme
• Training year spilt into three targeted
  cycles focussed as follows:

• Cycle One – Senior GB Long Course
          Championships April)

• Cycle Two – National Age Group and
          Youth Championships (August)

• Cycle Three – Senior Western Counties
          Championships (November)
           Squad Swimmers
• Once per week        swimmers will train as a
  group with the Chief Coach when water time
  permits. At other times these swimmers will
  remain in the group that they are in at present, but
  consideration will be given to them as Potential
  National Swimmers by their coach.

• We are very conscious that all other swimmers will
  also need to be given the consideration they
  require and deserve to fulfil their potential
    What is expected of a    Swimmer
• Be willing to attend as much training as
  possible increasing as they get older and
  stronger (bearing in mind Dinnaton’s
  consideration of Schoolwork)
• Be willing to keep a log-book of their
  Swimming Life
• Be willing to learn and carry out Land
  exercises in the Gym.
• Make every effort to keep themselves
Advice for parents  of Swimmers
• If selected please give it a chance. Your
  Children are resilient and can do more
  training than you may think
• Talk to the Chief coach if you are concerned
  about training v schoolwork. He is very
• Follow advice about diet – sleep – injury
    Advantages of dedication
• Develop Self Reliance
• Very little chance of delinquency
• A worthwhile lifelong sport
• Develop physical attributes and Healthy
• Develop leadership
• Can help with GCSE and A Level
• Chance to become a Swimming
  Teacher and earn pocket money
      Competition programme
• Club will produce a balanced programme
  calendar that includes competitions for All
  levels of swimmer in the club including
  swimmers without aspirations of top

• Parents and swimmers will be actively
  encouraged by the coaching staff and
  Competition Secretary to enter competitions to
  gain experience in the competitive arena as
  part of the swimmer’s overall development.

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