Progression between training groups

Training Groups and Sessions Available

 The following is the progression from one training group to the next.   Also given are the sessions available to each group. All sessions are named in time order – Monday first session (Mon.1), Wednesday second session (Weds.2) – as easy shorthand when communicating session information.

Black (BL)   –   This is the training group for all new members.   It is here that swimmers improve strokes, learn how to train, and the skills of competition swimming.

Sat.1           LBLC  5.00-6.15pm

Sat.2            LBLC 6.15-7.30pm (from 1st April 2017)

Yellow 2 (Y2):   –   Continued development of all skills; entry into unlicensed open meets and possible selection for team competitions.

Mon.2          WS    5.15-6.15pm

Weds.1        WS    6.00-7.00pm

Yellow 1 (Y1):   –   Start of competition training – learning what is expected but at a slightly less competitive pace than Silver Group.   Possible selection for Essex Mini League and unlicensed open meets.

Mon.1          WS    4.15-5.15pm

Weds.1        WS    6.00-7.00pm

Sat.1           LBLC  5.00-6.15pm

Silver (S):   –   Support to work towards County qualifying times; selection for EML and ESL squads and entry into licensed open meets.

Mon.2          WS    5.15-6.15pm

Tues.1         LBLC  7.00-8.00pm

Weds.2        WS    7.00-8.00pm

Fri.2            LBLC  7.30-8.30pm

Gold 3 (G3):   –   Younger swimmers, less than 14 years of age, who have achieved County qualifying times.

Mon.3          WS    6.15-7.30pm

Tues.1         LBLC  7.00-8.00pm

Weds.2        WS    7.00-8.00pm

Fri.2            LBLC  7.30-8.30pm

Gold 2 (G2):   –   Transition group for those with County qualifying times, but who may currently find the later sessions and depth of training programme challenging.

Mon.am       LBLC  6.15-7.30am

Mon.3          WS    6.15-7.30pm

Tues.2         LBLC  8.00-9.00pm

Weds.3        WS    8.00-9.30pm

Fri.1            LBLC  6.30-7.30pm

Gold 1 (G1):   –   For those with County qualifying times, 14 years and above, who are focusing on achieving at the highest levels (Regional and National competitions).

Mon.am       LBLC  6.15-7.30am

Mon.3          WS    6.15-7.30pm

Tues.2         LBLC  8.00-9.00pm

Weds.3        WS    8.00-9.30pm

Fri.am                  LBLC  6.00-7.15am

Fri.1            LBLC  6.30-7.30pm

 

We have two other training groups:

Bronze (BR):   –   For talented swimmers who wish to stay fit, keep progressing without the pressure of achieving qualification, but are available for selection to league and team competitions.

Fri.3            LBLC  8.30-9.30pm

Sat.2           LBLC  6.15-7.30pm

Multi-Sport (M3):   –   Some strong swimmers do not consider competitive swimming as their main sport.   Support is given to help focus on what swimming can bring to their No.1 sport.

Tues.2         LBLC  8.00-9.00pm

Fri.1            LBLC  6.30-7.30pm

Sat.2           LBLC  6.15-7.30pm