Where to find us

Written by RRSC. Posted in General info

The home of Redhill & Reigate Swimming Club is Donyngs Recreation Centre, Redhill

Donyngs Recreation Centre

Redhill
Surrey
RH1 1DP
Tel: 01737 764732

This is where Redhill & Reigate Swimming Club is based and where home galas and most training sessions take place.

Training also takes place each week at FOUR other swimming pools:

Horley Leisure Centre

Horley Leisure Centre
Anderson Way
Horley
Surrey RH6 8SP
Tel: 01293 784075

Caterham School

The sports centre opposite Caterham School
Harestone Valley Road
Caterham
Surrey CR3 6YA

Dunottar School

High Trees Road
Reigate
Surrey RH2

Reigate Grammar School

Reigate Road
Reigate
Surrey RH2 0QS

Come and join us!

Written by RRSC. Posted in General info

If you are new to Redhill & Reigate Swimming club and also to competitive swimming, then the information below may be useful to you.

Where do we swim?

Redhill & Reigate Swimming Club's main pool is at Donyngs Recreation Centre, Linkfield Lane, Redhill. We also train at pools in Horley Leisure Centre, Caterham School, Dunottar School and Reigate Grammar School. Please visit the Find Us page to see where they are located.

To join the club

A prospective member's swimming ability will be tested at a swimming trial session prior to their joining the club. A swimmer must demonstrate to the Chief Coach a reasonable swimming ability in relation to his/her age and a keenness to progress.

To arrange a trial, please read details for how to register here.

There are usually representatives of the club dryside at the pool in Horley Leasure Centre on Monday evenings and Donyngs pool in Redhill on Tuesday and Friday evenings, so do please feel free to drop in and ask any questions you may have in person.

Training schedule and squad structure

The club operates a squad system and training sessions are held regularly each week to cater for a range of ages and abilities. The squad each swimmer is allocated to is at the chief coach’s discretion and depends on the ability and commitment of the swimmer. The higher squads are offered more training time in the water than the junior squads and this is reflected in the club’s monthly membership fees.

For further information please see the Training and Squad pages of this website.

Swimming Competitions/Events

There are different types of swimming competitions you may be eligible to enter, including:

Club galas, including Club Championships
Interclub galas, including league competitions
Open Meets
County/Regional Championships

For a better understanding of the different types of swimming competitions please read our Rough Guide to Swimming Competitions.


Fees

Redhill & Reigate Swimming Club's fees are as follows:

Annual subscription (due each 1st January)
Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) registration - this is required annually from all swimmers for insurance purposes.
Monthly swimming fees - the amount payable depends on the squad a swimmer is in. Monthly fees must be paid by standing order. For further information please enquire at the desk.

Club kit

The Swimming Kit page of this web site explains what kit a swimmer may need and how to obtain it. Swimmers are only requested to wear official Redhill & Reigate Swimming Club kit when they are representing the club in competitions.

Squad training structure

Written by RRSC. Posted in General info

Listed below are the days, times and locations of training sessions for all the different squads

timetable

 

Structure details, entry criteria

PERFORMANCE 1 SQUAD (SENIOR A) - 10 HRS 45 MINS

Monday

Caterham

6.30 - 8.00pm

Tuesday

RGS

7.00 - 9.00pm

Wednesday

Caterham

6.30 - 8.15pm

Thursday

Caterham

7.15 - 9.15pm

Friday

Redhill

6.30 - 7.30pm - Land training (term time only)

Friday

Redhill

8.00 - 9.00pm

Sunday

Redhill

8.00 - 9.30am

 

Competitions

  • Swimmers should be competing at or working towards National and Regional championships. Attendance at County championships is expected. 
  • They should be doing Level 1 or 2 open meets (times permitting) and as many level 3 & 4 Open meets as possible, at least one per month if the meets are available, multiple events at each open is expected
  • Competing at the three National Swimming League events each year, or working towards making the team.
  • Attendance at Club championships is expected and entry in at least 95% of events
  • Inter club galas (Swimmers will be selected by Team Manager and Head Coach)

Entry criteria

 

Please see Performance 2 squad for information.

PERFORMANCE 2 SQUAD (SENIOR B) - 10 HRS 45 MINS  

Monday

Caterham

6.30 - 8.00pm

Tuesday

RGS

7.00 - 9.00pm

Wednesday

Caterham

6.30 - 8.15pm

Thursday

Caterham

7.15 - 9.15pm

Friday

Redhill

6.30 - 7.30pm - Land training (term time only)

Friday

Redhill

8.00 - 9.00pm

Sunday

Redhill

8.00 - 9.30am

Competitions

  • Swimmers should be competing at or working towards Regional championships. Attendance at County championships is expected.
  • They should be doing Level 1 or 2 open meets (times permitting) and as many level 3 & 4 Open meets as possible, at least one per month if the meets are available, multiple events at each open is expected
  • Competing at the three National Swimming League events each year, or working towards making the team. Attendance at Club championships is expected and entry in at least 95% of events
  • Attendance at land training is expected
  • Inter club galas (Swimmers will be selected by Team Manager and Head Coach)

 

Movement Criteria – To move to next Squad (Performance 1 Squad) in addition to the competitions listed

Legal over 400m on F/C, Bk/s and Br/s including correct turns and start 

Legal 225 fly with 2 stroke breathing including correct turns and start/finish

Legal 400m Medley (inc starts/turns and finishes)

Starts all strokes not surfacing before the flags – must be effective and quick over measured set of 20 x 50, Five on each stroke IM order, 15 sec rest (correct start for each stroke)

Turns all strokes not surfacing before the flags – must be effective and quick over measured set of 16 x 100, four on each stroke IM order, 15 sec rest

Front Crawl Bi-Lateral 3 stroke breathing

Stable f/c underwater action – arms staying on correct side of body and not crossing middle line over measured set of 12 x 100 f/c with 10 secs rest Good form all 4 above strokes – body position/legs/arms/breathing/timing Good Streamlining starts and turns.

Correct Distances on turns (e.g. not too close to wall on approach) 

Correct use of flags on Bk/s for both turns and finishes (not looking for end – head still no speed reduction) 

Able to swim 600 F/C and 600 Bk/s without stopping.

Understands Lane discipline and how to use it:

  • no stopping unless at end of lanes then move to side of lane
  • keep out of way of incoming swimmer at end of lane (start or finish of repeat)
  • Leave correct gaps (default 5 seconds) they will also need to use pace clock for this.     Overtaking always on F/C
  • Able to work out correct direction for lane to swim (Clockwise/anti clockwise – depending on lanes around their one)

Able to demonstrate correct use of pace clock for start times (e.g. red top, variable gaps (5, 10, 15 seconds) and repeat times (swim and rest 2 minutes 30 seconds). Able to demonstrate understanding of basic stroke rules:

  • Fly – 2 stroke breathing, both hands enter together, feet together and under water, 2 handed turn and finish
  • Bk/s – start and finish race on back (be aware of what constitutes ‘on back’, the facing of the chest), use of underwater dolphin kicks as well as bk/s kick, use of flags
  • Br/s – 2 handed turn and finish, ‘mirror image’ of stroke, left side to right side, number of pulls and kicks allowed on start and turns and correct order F/C – reason for 3 stroke breathing, bent arm versus straight arm recovery, not breathing on first stroke out of start and turn
  • IM – should know individual medley order of strokes and differences between medley turns and normal stroke turns i.e. 100m medley and 200m medley
  • Relay IM – should know relay medley order (differences from individual medley) Able to demonstrate understanding of basic competition rules:
  • Starts – what will get you disqualified – wrong strokes, moving before start etc.
  • Turns – what will get you disqualified – at least one for each stroke turn.
  • Finishes - what will get you disqualified – for fly, Bk/s and Br/s at least one of each Able to demonstrate understanding of common Training processes:
  • Warm-up – why it’s important, injury prevention, gets swimmers bodies and minds ready to train.
  • Able to devise training warm-up of 1000m
  • Knows at least 2 drills for each stroke and what their focus is
  • Warm Down – why we do it etc.

Able to demonstrate understanding of Gala/Open procedure:

  • Warm-up – why it’s important, usual reasons plus getting familiar with pool
  • Knows individual warm up and able to do it without coach intervention – able to amend warm-up depending on time available Importance of pre-race instruction from coaches
  • Importance of post-race feedback/ Returns to coach for feedback directly after event
  • Sprint lane procedure – ensuring eye contact with coach prior to start/Returns to coach for feedback after each start Knows PB times for: 
  • 50m, 100m, 200 and 400m F/C (forms part of training pace calculation)
  • 50m, 100m and 200m on any other stroke (not F/C but should be same stroke)

 

COMPETITION 1 SQUAD (YOUTH) - 10 HRS 45 MINS

Monday

Caterham

6.30 - 8.00pm

Tuesday

RGS

7.00 – 9.00pm

Wednesday

Caterham

6.30 - 8.15pm

Thursday

Caterham

7.15 - 9.15pm

Friday

Redhill

6.30 - 7.30pm - Land training (term time only)

Friday

Redhill

8.00 - 9.00pm

Sunday

Redhill

8.00 - 9.30am

Competitions

  • Swimmers should be competing at least at County championships level.
  • They should be doing Level 2 meets (times permitting) and as many level 3 & 4 Open meets as possible, at least one per month if the meets are available, multiple events at each open is expected
  • Competing at the three National Swimming League events each year, or working towards making the team. Attendance at Club championships is expected and entry in at least 90% of events
  • Attendance at land training is expected
  • Inter club galas (Swimmers will be selected by Team Manager and Head Coach)

Movement Criteria – To move to next Squad (Performance 2 Squad) in addition to the competitions listed

Legal over 400m on F/C, Bk/s and Br/s including correct turns and start 

Legal 200 fly with 2 stroke breathing including correct turns and start/finish

Legal 400m Medley (inc starts/turns and finishes)

Starts all strokes not surfacing before the flags – must be effective and quick over measured set of 16 x 50, four on each stroke IM order, 15 sec rest (correct start for each stroke)

Turns all strokes not surfacing before the flags – must be effective and quick over measured set of 12 x 100, three on each stroke IM order, 15 sec rest

Front Crawl Bi-Lateral 3 stroke breathing

Stable f/c underwater action – arms staying on correct side of body and not crossing middle line over measured set of 8 x 100 f/c with 10 secs rest Good form all 4 above strokes – body position/legs/arms/breathing/timing Good Streamlining starts and turns.

Correct Distances on turns (e.g. not too close to wall on approach) 

Correct use of flags on Bk/s for both turns and finishes (not looking for end – head still no speed reduction)  Able to swim 600 F/C and 600 Bk/s without stopping.

Understands Lane discipline and how to use it:

  • no stopping unless at end of lanes then move to side of lane
  • keep out of way of incoming swimmer at end of lane (start or finish of repeat)
  • Leave correct gaps (default 5 seconds) they will also need to use pace clock for this.     Overtaking always on F/C
  • Able to work out correct direction for lane to swim (Clockwise/anti clockwise – depending on lanes around their one)

Able to demonstrate correct use of pace clock for start times (e.g. red top, variable gaps (5, 10, 15 seconds) and repeat times (swim and rest 2 minutes 30 seconds).

Able to demonstrate understanding of basic stroke rules:

  • Fly – 2 stroke breathing, both hands enter together, feet together and under water, 2 handed turn and finish
  • Bk/s – start and finish race on back (be aware of what constitutes ‘on back’, the facing of the chest), use of underwater dolphin kicks as well as bk/s kick, use of flags
  • Br/s – 2 handed turn and finish, ‘mirror image’ of stroke, left side to right side, number of pulls and kicks allowed on start and turns and correct order
  • F/C – reason for 3 stroke breathing, bent arm versus straight arm recovery, not breathing on first stroke out of start and turn
  • IM – should know individual medley order of strokes and differences between medley turns and normal stroke turns i.e. 100m medley and 200m medley
  • Relay IM – should know relay medley order (differences from individual medley) Able to demonstrate understanding of basic competition rules:
  • Starts – what will get you disqualified – wrong strokes, moving before start etc.
  • Turns – what will get you disqualified – at least one for each stroke turn.
  • Finishes - what will get you disqualified – for fly, Bk/s and Br/s at least one of each Able to demonstrate understanding of common Training processes:
  • Warm-up – why it’s important, injury prevention, gets swimmers bodies and minds ready to train.
  • Able to devise basic training warm-up of 1000m
  • Knows at least 1 drill for each stroke and what their focus is Warm Down – why we do it etc.

Able to demonstrate understanding of Gala/Open procedure:

  • Warm-up – why it’s important, usual reasons plus getting familiar with pool
  • Knows basic warm up and able to do it without coach intervention – able to amend warm-up depending on time available Importance of pre-race instruction from coaches
  • Importance of post-race feedback/ Returns to coach for feedback directly after event
  • Sprint lane procedure – ensuring eye contact with coach prior to start/Returns to coach for feedback after each start Knows PB times for: 
  • 50m, 100m and 200m F/C (forms part of training pace calculation)
  • 50m, 100m and 200m on any other stroke (not F/C but should be same stroke)

 

 

COMPETITION 2 SQUAD (AGE GROUP A) – 8 HRS

Monday

Caterham

6.30 - 8.00pm

Tuesday

RGS

7.00 - 9.00pm

Thursday

RGS

6.30 - 8.30pm

Friday

Redhill

8.00 - 9.00pm

Sunday

Redhill

8.00 - 9.30am

Competitions

  • Swimmers should be competing at or working towards County or higher level championships
  • They should be doing some Level 2 meets (times permitting) and as many level 3 & 4 Open meets as possible, at least one per month if the meets are available, multiple events at each open is expected
  • Competing at the three National Swimming League events each year or working towards making the team for the events.
  • Attendance at Club championships is expected as is entry in most events 85% or more.
  • Inter club galas (Swimmers will be selected by Team Manager and Head Coach)

Movement Criteria – To move to next Squad (Competition 1 Squad) in addition to the competitions listed

Legal over 400m on F/C, Bk/s and Br/s including correct turns and start 

Legal 150 fly with 2 stroke breathing including correct turns and start/finish

Legal 400m Medley (inc starts/turns and finishes)

Starts all strokes not surfacing before the flags – must be effective and quick over measured set of 12 x 50, three on each stroke IM order, 15 sec rest Turns all strokes not surfacing before the flags – must be effective and quick over measured set of 8 x 100, two on each stroke IM order, 15 sec rest

Front Crawl Bi-Lateral 3 stroke breathing

Stable f/c underwater action – arms staying on correct side of body and not crossing middle line over measured set of 8 x 100 f/c with 10 secs rest Good form all 4 above strokes – body position/legs/arms/breathing/timing Good Streamlining starts and turns.

Correct Distances on turns (e.g. not too close to wall on approach) 

Correct use of flags on Bk/s for both turns and finishes (not looking for end – head still no speed reduction)  Able to swim 600 F/C and 600 Bk/s without stopping.

Understands Lane discipline and how to use it:

  • no stopping unless at end of lanes then move to side of lane
  • keep out of way of incoming swimmer at end of lane (start or finish of repeat)
  • Leave correct gaps (default 5 seconds) they will also need to use pace clock for this.
  • Overtaking always on F/C
  • Able to work out correct direction for lane to swim (Clockwise/anti clockwise – depending on lanes around their one)

Able to demonstrate correct use of pace clock for start times (e.g. red top, variable gaps (5, 10, 15 seconds) and repeat times (swim and rest 2 minutes 30 seconds).

Able to demonstrate understanding of basic stroke rules:

  • Fly – 2 stroke breathing, both hands enter together, feet together and under water, 2 handed turn and finish
  • Bk/s – start and finish race on back (be aware of what constitutes ‘on back’, the facing of the chest), use of underwater dolphin kicks as well as bk/s kick, use of flags
  • Br/s – 2 handed turn and finish, ‘mirror image’ of stroke, left side to right side, number of pulls and kicks allowed on start and turns and correct order
  • F/C – reason for 3 stroke breathing, bent arm versus straight arm recovery, not breathing on first stroke out of start and turn
  • IM – should know individual medley order of strokes and differences between medley turns and normal stroke turns i.e. 100m medley and 200m medley
  • Relay IM – should know relay medley order (differences from individual medley) Able to demonstrate understanding of basic competition rules:
  • Starts – what will get you disqualified – wrong strokes, moving before start etc.
  • Turns – what will get you disqualified – at least one for each stroke turn.
  • Finishes - what will get you disqualified – for fly, Bk/s and Br/s at least one of each Able to demonstrate understanding of common Training processes:
  • Warm-up – why it’s important, injury prevention, gets swimmers bodies and minds ready to train.           Warm Down – why we do it etc.

Able to demonstrate understanding of Gala/Open procedure:

  • Warm-up – why it’s important, usual reasons plus getting familiar with pool
  • Importance of pre-race instruction from coaches
  • Importance of post-race feedback/ Returns to coach for feedback directly after event
  • Sprint lane procedure – ensuring eye contact with coach prior to start/Returns to coach for feedback after each start Knows PB times for: 
  • 50m, 100m and 200m F/C (forms part of training pace calculation)
  • 50m on any other stroke (not F/C)

 

 

 

COMPETITION 3 SQUAD (AGE GROUP B) - 7 HRS 30 MINS

Monday

Caterham

6.30 - 8.00pm

Tuesday

Redhill

7.00 - 8.30pm

Thursday

RGS

6.30 - 8.30pm

Friday

Redhill

8.00 - 9.00pm

Sunday

Redhill

8.00 - 9.30am

Competitions

  • Swimmers should be competing at or working towards County or higher level championships
  • They should be doing at least level 3 and 4 (level 2 if they have the times for them) Open meets, at least one per month if the meets are available    Competing at the three National Swimming League events each year or working towards making the team for the events.
  • Attendance at Club championships is expected as is entry in most events 75% or more
  • Inter club galas (Swimmers will be selected by Team Manager and Head Coach)

Movement Criteria – To move to next Squad (Competition 2 Squad) in addition to the competitions listed

Legal over 400m on F/C, Bk/s and Br/s including correct turns and start 

Legal 100 fly with 2 stroke breathing including correct turns and start/finish

Legal 200m Medley (inc starts/turns and finishes)

Starts all strokes not surfacing before the flags – must be effective and quick

Front Crawl Bi-Lateral 3 stroke breathing

Stable f/c underwater action – arms staying on correct side of body and not crossing middle line over measured set of 8 x 100 f/c with 15 secs rest Good form all 4 above strokes – body position/legs/arms/breathing/timing Good Streamlining starts and turns.

Correct Distances on turns (e.g. not too close to wall on approach) 

Correct use of flags on Bk/s for both turns and finishes (not looking for end – head still no speed reduction)  Able to swim 600 F/C and 600 Bk/s without stopping.

Understands Lane discipline and how to use it:

  • no stopping unless at end of lanes then move to side of lane
  • keep out of way of incoming swimmer at end of lane (start or finish of repeat)
  • Leave correct gaps (default 5 seconds) they will also need to use pace clock for this.
  • Overtaking always on F/C
  • Able to work out correct direction for lane to swim (Clockwise/anti clockwise – depending on lanes around their one)

Able to demonstrate correct use of pace clock for start times (e.g. red top, variable gaps (5, 10, 15 seconds) and repeat times (swim and rest 2 minutes 30 seconds). Able to demonstrate understanding of basic stroke rules:

  • Fly – 2 stroke breathing, both hands enter together, feet together and under water, 2 handed turn and finish
  • Bk/s – start and finish race on back (be aware of what constitutes ‘on back’, the facing of the chest), use of underwater dolphin kicks as well as bk/s kick, use of flags
  • Br/s – 2 handed turn and finish, ‘mirror image’ of stroke, left side to right side, number of pulls and kicks allowed on start and turns and correct order
  • F/C – reason for 3 stroke breathing, bent arm versus straight arm recovery, not breathing on first stroke out of start and turn
  • IM – should know individual medley order of strokes and differences between medley turns and normal stroke turns i.e. 100m medley and 200m medley
  • Relay IM – should know relay medley order (differences from individual medley) Able to demonstrate understanding of basic competition rules:
  • Starts – what will get you disqualified – wrong strokes, moving before start etc.
  • Turns – what will get you disqualified – at least one for each stroke turn.
  • Finishes - what will get you disqualified – for fly, Bk/s and Br/s at least one of each Able to demonstrate understanding of common Training processes:
  • Warm-up – why it’s important, injury prevention, gets swimmers bodies and minds ready to train.       Warm Down – why we do it etc.

Able to demonstrate understanding of Gala/Open procedure:

  • Warm-up – why it’s important, usual reasons plus getting familiar with pool
  • Importance of pre-race instruction from coaches
  • Importance of post-race feedback

 

 

 

 

CLUB - 5 HRS

Tuesday

Redhill

7.00 - 8.30pm

Thursday

Caterham

7.15 - 9.15pm

Friday

Redhill

8.00 - 9.00pm

Sunday

Redhill

8.00 - 9.30am

Competitions

  • Swimmers should be competing at or working towards County or higher level championships
  • They should be doing at least level 3 and 4 (level 2 if they have the times for them) Open meets.
  • Competing at the three National Swimming League events each year or working towards making the team for the events.
  • Attendance at Club championships is expected.

Training

Four sessions per week are available. It is recommended to do as many as possible to get the full benefit from the training program. Those wishing to go on to Competition 3 squad and beyond should be aiming for all 4.

Will fit within the squad training structure on whichever night/s they train, depends on age and ability.

JUNIOR COMPETITION 1 SQUAD (JUNIOR A) - 6 HRS 30 MINS

Monday

Caterham

6.30 - 8.00pm

Tuesday

Redhill

7.00 - 8.30pm

Thursday

RGS

6.30 - 7.30pm

Friday

Redhill

7.00 - 8.00pm

Sunday

Redhill

8.00 - 9.30am

Competitions

  • Swimmers should be competing at or working towards the County championships.
  • They should be doing level 3 and 4 Open meets.
  • Attendance at Club championships is expected.
  • Inter club galas (Swimmers will be selected by Team Manager and Head Coach)

Movement Criteria – To move to next Squad (Competition 3 Squad)

Legal over 300m on F/C, Bk/s and Br/s including correct turns and start 

Legal 75 fly with 2 stroke breathing including correct turns and start/finish

Legal 200m Medley (inc starts/turns and finishes)

Starts all strokes not surfacing before the flags – must be effective and quick

Front Crawl Bi-Lateral 3 stroke breathing

Stable f/c underwater action – arms staying on correct side of body and not crossing middle line over measured set of 8 x 100 f/c with 20 secs rest Good form all 4 above strokes – body position/legs/arms/breathing/timing Good Streamlining starts and turns.

Correct Distances on turns (e.g. not too close to wall on approach) 

Correct use of flags on Bk/s for both turns and finishes (not looking for end – head still no speed reduction)  Able to swim 600 F/C and 600 Bk/s without stopping.

Understands Lane discipline and how to use it:

  • no stopping unless at end of lanes then move to side of lane
  • keep out of way of incoming swimmer at end of lane (start or finish of repeat)
  • Leave correct gaps (default 5 seconds) they will also need to use pace clock for this.
  • Overtaking always on F/C
  • Able to work out correct direction for lane to swim (Clockwise/anti clockwise – depending on lanes around their one)

Able to demonstrate correct use of pace clock for start times (e.g. red top, variable gaps (5, 10, 15 seconds) and repeat times (swim and rest 2 minutes 30 seconds). Able to demonstrate understanding of basic stroke rules:

  • Fly – 2 stroke breathing, both hands enter together, feet together and under water, 2 handed turn and finish
  • Bk/s – start and finish race on back (be aware of what constitutes ‘on back’, the facing of the chest), use of underwater dolphin kicks as well as bk/s kick, use of flags
  • Br/s – 2 handed turn and finish, ‘mirror image’ of stroke, left side to right side, number of pulls and kicks allowed on start and turns and correct order
  • F/C – reason for 3 stroke breathing, bent arm versus straight arm recovery, not breathing on first stroke out of start and turn
  • IM – should know individual medley order of strokes and differences between medley turns and normal stroke turns i.e. 100m medley and 200m medley
  • Relay IM – should know relay medley order (differences from individual medley) Able to demonstrate understanding of basic competition rules:
  • Starts – what will get you disqualified – wrong strokes, moving before start etc.
  • Turns – what will get you disqualified – at least one for each stroke turn.
  • Finishes - what will get you disqualified – for fly, Bk/s and Br/s at least one of each

 

 

 

 

        

JUNIOR COMPETITION 2 SQUAD (JUNIOR B) - 6 HRS

Monday

Horley

7.00 - 8.00pm

Tuesday

Redhill

7.00 - 8.30pm

Thursday

RGS

6.30 - 7.30pm

Friday

Redhill

7.00 - 8.00pm

Sunday

Redhill

8.00 - 9.30am

Competitions

  • Swimmers should be competing at or working towards the County championships.
  • They should be doing level 3 and 4 Open meets.
  • Attendance at Club championships is expected.
  • Inter club galas (Swimmers will be selected by Team Manager and Head Coach)

Movement Criteria – To move to next Squad

Legal over 300m on F/C, Bk/s and Br/s including correct turns and start 

Legal 50 fly with 2 stroke breathing

Front Crawl Bi-Lateral 3 stroke breathing

Stable f/c underwater action – arms staying on correct side of body and not crossing middle line Good form all 4 above strokes – body position/legs/arms/breathing/timing Good Streamlining starts and turns.

Correct Distances on turns (e.g. not too close to wall) Able to swim 600 F/C and Bk/s without stopping.

Understands Lane discipline and how to use it:

  • no stopping unless at end of lanes then move to side of lane
  • keep out of way of incoming swimmer
  • Leave correct gaps (default 5 seconds) they will also need to use pace clock for this.   Overtaking always on F/C
  • Able to work out correct direction for lane to swim (Clockwise/anti clockwise – depending on lanes around their one)

Able to demonstrate correct use of pace clock for start times (e.g. red top, variable gaps (5, 10, 15 seconds) and repeat times (swim and rest 2 minutes 30 seconds). Able to demonstrate understanding of basic stroke rules:

  • Fly – 2 stroke breathing, both hands enter together, feet together and under water, 2 handed turn and finish
  • Bk/s – start and finish race on back (be aware of what constitutes ‘on back’, the facing of the chest), use of underwater dolphin kicks as well as bk/s kick, use of flags
  • Br/s – 2 handed turn and finish, ‘mirror image’ of stroke, left side to right side, number of pulls and kicks allowed on start and turns and correct order
  • F/C – reason for 3 stroke breathing, bent arm versus straight arm recovery, not breathing on first stroke out of start and turn
  • IM – should know individual medley order of strokes and differences between medley turns and normal stroke turns

 

        


PRE SQUAD 1 - 5 HRS

Monday

Horley

7.00 - 8.00pm

Tuesday

Redhill

7.00 - 8.30pm

Friday

Redhill

7.00 - 8.00pm

Sunday

Redhill

8.00 - 9.30am

Competitions

  • Attendance at Club championships is expected.
  • Inter club galas (Swimmers will be selected by Team Manager and Head Coach)

Movement Criteria – To move to next Squad

Legal over 300m on F/C, Bk/s and Br/s including correct turns and start 

Legal 50 fly with 2 stroke breathing

Front Crawl Bi-Lateral 3 stroke breathing

Stable f/c underwater action – arms staying on correct side of body and not crossing middle line Good form all 4 above strokes – body position/legs/arms/breathing/timing Good Streamlining starts and turns.

Correct Distances on turns (e.g. not too close to wall) Able to swim 600 F/C and Bk/s without stopping.

Understands Lane discipline and how to use it:

  • no stopping unless at end of lanes then move to side of lane
  • keep out of way of incoming swimmer
  • Leave correct gaps (default 5 seconds) they will also need to use pace clock for this.   Overtaking always on F/C
  • Able to work out correct direction for lane to swim (Clockwise/anti clockwise – depending on lanes around their one)

Able to demonstrate correct use of pace clock for start times (e.g. red top, variable gaps (5, 10, 15 seconds) and repeat times (swim and rest 2 minutes 30 seconds). Able to demonstrate understanding of basic stroke rules:

  • Fly – 2 stroke breathing, both hands enter together, feet together and under water, 2 handed turn and finish
  • Bk/s – start and finish race on back (be aware of what constitutes ‘on back’, the facing of the chest), use of underwater dolphin kicks as well as bk/s kick, use of flags
  • Br/s – 2 handed turn and finish, ‘mirror image’ of stroke, left side to right side, number of pulls and kicks allowed on start and turns and correct order
  • F/C – reason for 3 stroke breathing, bent arm versus straight arm recovery, not breathing on first stroke out of start and turn
  • IM – should know individual medley order of strokes and differences between medley turns and normal stroke turns

        

PRE SQUAD 2 - 3 HRS 30 MINS

Monday

Horley

7.00 - 8.00pm

Friday

Redhill

7.00 - 8.00pm

Sunday

Redhill

8.00 - 9.30am

Competitions

  • Club Championships.
  • Inter club galas (Swimmers will be selected by Team Manager and Head Coach)

 

 

Movement Criteria – To move to next Squad

Legal over 200m on F/C, Bk/s and Br/s including correct turns and start 

Legal 25 fly with 2 stroke breathing 

Front Crawl Bi-Lateral 3 stroke breathing

Good form all 4 above strokes – body position/legs/arms/breathing/timing Good Streamlining starts and turns.

Correct Distances on turns (e.g. not too close to wall) Able to swim 400m F/C and Bk/s without stopping.

Understands Lane discipline and how to use it:

  • no stopping unless at end of lanes then move to side of lane
  • keep out of way of incoming swimmer
  • leave correct gaps (default 5 seconds) they will also need to use pace clock for this.
  • Overtaking always on F/C
  • Able to work out correct direction for lane to swim (Clockwise/anti clockwise – depending on lanes around their one)

        

PRE SQUAD 3 - 2 HRS

Monday

Horley

7.00 - 8.00pm

Friday

Redhill

7.00 - 8.00pm

Competitions

  • Club Championships.
  • Inter club galas (Swimmers will be selected by Team Manager and Head Coach)

Movement Criteria – To move to next Squad

Legal over 100m on F/C, Bk/s and Br/s

Good form all 3 above strokes – streamlining/body position/hand entry

Able to swim 200m F/C without stopping and with good form and turns

        


MASTERS - 2 HRS  

Monday

Horley

8.00 - 9.00pm

Thursday

Dunottar

7.30 - 8.30pm

or

8.30 - 9.30pm

Please note that the Chief Coach has final decision on all matters relating to squad entry.

INITIAL ENTRY TO CLUB

This is by swimming trial; these trials are held on a Friday at Donyngs (Redhill). For ages 13 and under they are at 7.15pm, for age 14 or older at 8.15pm. An assessment will be made against the relevant Squad Criteria. Any swimmers falling short of the criteria will be given advice on what needs to be done to meet the criteria and will be invited to attend another trial at a later date.

MOVEMENT BETWEEN SQUADS

See individual squad movement criteria

On all matters relating to squad memberships the Chief Coach's decision is final.

Members of all squads are expected to achieve their competitive start award as this is a condition of the ASA's insurance policy. Any swimmer who has not achieved this award will be required to start competitive events in the water.

  

 

Last update 09JUN2016

Squad rules

Written by RRSC. Posted in General info

Squad Rules

The membership of each squad will be continually reviewed. Selection is based on training ability and swimmers not able to maintain their place in the squad will be moved.

Any problems or questions relating to the squads or their membership should be addressed to the chief coach and not to the individual poolside staff.

The chief coach’s decision is final on all matters relating to squad membership.

Code of Conduct

1. Swimmers are expected to behave in a courteous manner while on poolside. This includes treating all poolside staff (coaches/teachers/helpers) and fellow swimmers with respect: for example, not talking when the teacher/coach/helper is explaining the next set. Disrespectful, discourteous or rude behaviour may result in a ban from swimming - see below for details.

2. Instructions from poolside staff (coaches/teachers/helpers) must be followed. Failure to follow the instructions can be dangerous (for example clearing the pool in an emergency).

3. If a swimmer has to leave the pool for any reason, the coach/teacher/helper for that lane must be notified. This is for safety reasons as well as a courtesy to the coach/teacher/helper in charge of that lane.

4. Swimmers who are ill or injured, or those with exams must speak to the chief coach about arrangements for their training over this period. If they do not, their squad place may be reallocated to another swimmer.

5. Disruptive or dangerous behaviour will not be tolerated. Swimmers behaving in a disruptive or dangerous way will be excluded from the session.

‘One warning and out’ rule

We operate a ‘one warning and out rule’ for swimmers who are disruptive within sessions. This includes repeatedly stopping and/or impeding other swimmers; excessive stops for goggles during a set (see below); and breaking the code of conduct, etc.

The ‘one warning and out rule’ is not used in the case of dangerous behaviour, where the swimmer will be excluded from the session immediately.

Bans

Bans can only be imposed by the committee.  The coach must contact the committee either Chair or Vice Chair to discuss the incident and it will then go to the committee.

1st Misdemeanour - will result in a ban of up to one week at the discretion of the committee.

2nd Misdemeanor - will result in a two week ban subject to discussion of committee.

3rd Misdemeanor - will result in an appearance before the committee with regard to expulsion or other disciplinary action in accordance with the ASA guidelines.

Goggles

Goggles should be correctly adjusted before the session. Swimmers should have a spare pair of goggles. Goggles can break during training or before a race. Having a spare pair of correctly adjusted goggles can make training/competing less stressful, should they break.

Reasonable allowance will be made for adjusting new goggles during a training session, however, repeated stopping during a training set to adjust existing goggles will result in the swimmer being asked to leave the pool (this is disruptive and there is enough time for goggle adjustment between sets/sessions).

Fluids

1. Swimmers should be drinking fluids during the day. There is little point bringing a bottle to training if you have not had at least two litres of fluid during the day – it will have little or no effect on the swimmer (tea, coffee and caffeine-based fizzy drinks do not count towards this amount).

2. Those swimming less than a two-hour session generally don’t require fluids unless they are training most days of the week – four or more – and have satisfied the two litres of fluids rule above. The only exception to this is during very hot weather conditions, when drinks should be taken (however swimmers still need to be drinking the two litres of fluid a day in addition to their swimming drinks)

3. Under no circumstances should a swimmer stop for a drink during a training set (this causes disruption and loss if training time), any drinks being taken must be taken during the gaps between training sets.

Injuries

Swimmers are expected to be fit and able to swim for the duration of a training session (for example if it’s a two-hour session, they are expected to swim for the two hours – unless there has been a prior arrangement with the chief coach). If the swimmer has an injury, illness etc, then the chief coach should be notified before the session in order that any necessary arrangements can be made. Should the chief coach be uncontactable, then the coach in charge of the session should be notified.

Injuries that occur during sessions

Swimming does not usually cause injuries due to the low impact nature of the sport (providing the swimmer has warmed up correctly). However, because it is a whole-body exercise in a foreign medium (humans are not designed for the water and we have evolved to live on dry land!) it will tend to show up any other injuries/illnesses that may have been picked up in other sports or during normal daily activities.

If a swimmer discovers an injury during a training session and cannot swim on with the prescribed set, he/she will be asked to leave the session as a precaution against causing any additional injury. Swimmers will not be allowed to rest for a while on poolside and then recommence training, as any injury bad enough to stop the swimmer training will not usually resolve itself with a few minutes’ rest.

Swimmers returning from injury need to contact the chief coach to discuss the best strategy for getting back into the water.

Training

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Training schedule and squad structure

The club operates a squad system and training sessions are held regularly each week to cater for a range of ages and abilities. The squad each swimmer is allocated to is at the chief coach’s discretion and depends on the ability and commitment of the swimmer.

The frequency of training increases as a swimmer progresses up the squad ladder. A swimmer's place in a squad will be dependent upon their regularly attending the training sessions for that squad. All swimmers are expected to abide by the squad rules.

For further information please see the Squad pages of this website.