Performance 1 is the elite training squad at Taunton Deane Swimming Club. Athletes selected for this squad will have gained National Qualifying times or be very close to the time standards required for National Qualifying. The squad has a minimum attendance requirement of 5 sessions per week.
For athletes who are 12 years, it is recommended that a maximum 5 sessions per week; whilst for 13 years plus the minimum 5 sessions per week. This is a guide only and any discussions regarding suitable attendance and expectations should be with the coach. Athletes in P1 will compete regularly in both team and individual galas
Athletes in P1 will receive individualised training and competition programme with targeted swim meets, targeted events and a personalised land conditioning development plan. In exam periods, athletes will receive a structured reduction in training hours to be able to maintain the minimum attendance requirement.
The main target meets for this squad is: (Early Season) L2 Short Course, Regionals & Nationals; (Mid-Season) Counties, L1 Long Course, TDSC L3 & Regional Champs; (Late Season) L1 Long Course, British Champs, English Nationals & Welsh Open.
Minimum criteria to move into this group are based on the following things but at coach discretion:
5 fly kicks off every wall in training
Coachability: Listens well, works hard to develop technique and skills
Great Work Ethic
Competes regularly in target meets plus others and team competitions
Hand & Finger Paddles
Drinking Bottle (min 750ml)
Resistance bands (light resistance)
Kettlebell (female 4-6kg, male 6-8kg)
Blue & White TD racing hat
Pink & White TD warm up swim hat
Club Kit T Shirt, Hoodie etc
Injury & Illness
After illness, a structure reintegration programme will be followed building back to full attendance. If athletes become injured, a structured land conditioning/pool programme will be followed during training sessions.
Failure to continually comply with the above standards may result in athletes losing their position in the squad.
Training Sessions start promptly and athletes need to arrive ready to start on time.
Total 9 Sessions
Swimmers in this squad will be measured and assessed to help with functional movement through their physical development