TRAINING PROCEDURES

  • Arrive in good time to stretch and prepare equipment, 10 – 15 minutes before start time.
  • Have all your equipment with you, i.e. paddles; kick boards, hats, goggles etc.
  • Use the toilet¬†before training begins and always inform the coach if you need to leave the pool during training. ¬†There will be toilet breaks where necessary in-between sets, not during them.
  • Listen and concentrate on what your coach is telling you.
  • Always swim to the wall as you do in a race, and practice turns as instructed.
  • Do not stop and stand in the lane, you may get injured.
  • Do not pull on the ropes as this may injure other swimmers and damage the ropes.
  • Do not skip lengths or sets, you are only cheating yourself! Think about what you are doing during training.
  • Swimmers are not to stand up or walk during the session unless absolutely necessary or they are told to do so.
  • If a swimmers have a problem with any of their equipment, they may stop at the lane end to sort the issue out, so as not to disrupt the other swimmers.
  • Swimmers are to complete the sessions to the best of their ability.
  • Also – one for the parents – don’t loiter in the showers!