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Swim 21 Essential Club Accreditation Tyldesley Swimming and Water Polo Club and the Pelican Centre are partners in the Aquatic Pathway delivered by the Pool and the club, many of the club coaches, teachers and lifeguards teach at the pool, from NPTS 1-7, the pool then encourages swimmers to go on to Club and Squad swimming. Click here for further details of the National Plan for Teaching Swimming (ASA Learn to Swim Pathway)  Swimmers will eventually need fins, kickboards and pull buoys, for the drills and skills in all the sessions from Skills Link to Swim Team, the pool and the club can supply a limited number of boards and buoys so priority should be given to getting the swimmer some swim fins. Promotion from each lane and each group is based on attendance, ability, application, attitude and completion of a time trial. assessment Skills Link Skills Link is the session that swimmers making that change from Pelican Centre lessons to club, come into in the initial stages of the club. The strokes are perfected including butterfly, The swimmers work on their starts and turns to ensure that ASA standards are maintained and are introduced to basic work with the Pace / Lane clock. Session times: Sunday                 1.00 – 2.00 pm Friday                     6.30 - 7.30 pm        
Squad Training The skills, techniques, strokes and ultimately the speed to compete at a higher level is best gained by joining a swim squad as well as the Club. We have several swimmers who attend squad training at Bolton, Manchester, Salford and Wigan. The squads offer several hours per week training that the club cannot provide but are necessary for the swimmer to continue their development.  If you require further information on Squad Training please speak to Diane Stafford - 01942 891902 Teaching/Coaching Staff Diane Stafford ASA Club Coach Aaron Atherton ASA Level 2 Teaching Aquatics Nicola Holt ASA Level 2 Teaching Aquatics / ASA Level 2 Water Polo Leanne Stafford ASA Level 2 Teaching Aquatics Adam Toone ASA Level 2 Teaching Aquatics Chris Walsh ASA Level 2 Teaching Aquatics Macaullay Harrison ASA Level 1 Teaching Aquatics Jennifer Hornby ASA Level 1 Teaching Aquatics Catherine King ASA Level 1 Teaching Aquatics Lauren Mitchenson ASA Level 1 Teaching Aquatics Hayley Price ASA Level 1 Teaching Aquatics Ann Warburton ASA Level 1 Teaching Aquatics Membership Secretary Alan Stafford 01942 891902
Junior Development - FUNdamental - Training to Train This group continues to develop the swimmer’s strokes, techniques, starts and turns. This is the beginning of the LTAD Training to Train stage of the swimming pathway. Swimmers and parents should be looking for Swimming Squad sessions by the time that they are promoted to Lane 3 to further develop their swimming and increase water time. Session Times: Tuesday               7.00 – 8.00 pm Thursday              7.00 – 8.00 pm
Swimming Team - Training to Train – Training to Compete (Building The Engine) Swimmers are now developing athletic abilities in their chosen sport, strokes and techniques will continue to be developed, however the intensity of the training becomes more difficult - this increase in difficulty can either be by the pace of the swim, the distance of the swim or a combination of both as the athlete develops. The training is evolved around the 200 IM so as the swimmer can develop all 4 strokes and train and compete in all 4. As swimmers grow and they develop physically this changes their natural ability and personal preference towards certain strokes and distances, so at this still early stage of the swimmers journey all strokes are still trained, taught and coached. Swimmers in this group are encouraged to attend Squad training to increase their water time. Session times: Monday        7.30 – 9.30 pm Thursday             8.00 – 9.30 pm