This squad is a competitive squad. Our target events are Division 1 and 2, Irish Open, Irish Short Course Championships and Regional Championships. Attendance at these meets is compulsory once the standards have been achieved, regardless of how many events a swimmer has qualified for. The competitions to be attended will be selected by the Head Coach in accordance with their annual plan.
We train 16 hours per week in UL Arena. 14 Hours are in the water 2 hours are S&C training in the Gym.
While technique is still one of the primary focuses of this squad, swimmers can expect to cover between 3.5 and 6 kilometres per session and as such should be at a sufficient standard to achieve this with good technique.
Our timetable from March 2nd 2020 is as follows:
Kick Board, Snorkel, Hand Paddles, Pull Buoy, Fins, Water bottle, Hat & Goggles.
Parents are assigned pool duty in a shared capacity with the C&A Squads within a rota which use updated monthly and is available online.
Details of what to do when you are on pool duty can be found here.