BOBKITTEN PRE-COMPETITIVE SWIM ACADEMY
The Bob-Kitten training programme is an ideal pre-competitive introduction to swimming for younger aged swimmers. With high quality coaching and emphasis on fun and enjoyment of the sport, the programme focuses on basic stroke work, development of technique and skills in addition to competitive swimming development and water confidence.
We offer 10 week lesson blocks with learners progressing through a structured week by week programme developing from grassroots to pre-competitive and advanced swimming.
Weekly half hour sessions are held at both Padiham and St Peter’s Burnley throughout the week. Please see the Bobkitten section of the website for more information.
AGE GROUP DEVELOPMENT 2
Progressing from our Bobkitten Swim Academy we aim to continue to develop your child’s swimming in a structured learning environment with continued emphasis on fun and enjoyment of the sport. The Age Group Development 2 Squad focuses on stroke technique and skill development as well as providing an introduction to competitive swimming. Swimmers will be encouraged to compete in both individual and team events but this is up to the discretion of the swimmer and their want to do so.
This squad is aimed at swimmers who would prefer not to follow a competitive development pathway but want to continue swimming. We aim to offer a low maintenance programme with less expectation and pressure, aimed at promoting fitness and retention of our swimmers.
AGE GROUP DEVELOPMENT 1
Progressing from our Age Group Development 2 Squad we aim to continue to develop your child’s swimming in a structured learning environment with continued emphasis on fun and enjoyment of the sport. The Age Group Development 1 Squad focuses on stroke technique and skill development as well as continuing to build upon competitive swimming development. Swimmers will be expected to compete in both individual and team events.
The Regional squad aims to support the development of swimmers already training at county standard within our Age Group Development 1 Squad. Through high quality coaching, incorporating national long term athlete development recommendations, the training programme continues to focus on the development of an individual swimmer’s technique and skill base across all strokes, whilst improving aerobic ability. Swimmers can progress from the Regional squad into the National squad.
The National squad continues to support the development of talented swimmers aspiring to compete at national level and beyond. With the training programme devised and delivered under our head coach Noel Horton, the sessions continue to focus on technique with an increased aerobic component, aiming to offer our swimmers the best possible opportunity to achieve their potential within competitive swimming.
ALL FORMS THAT ARE REQUIRED ARE BELOW
CLUB CONTACT DETAILS
Head Coach: Noel Horton
Assistant Head Coach: Craig Lord
Head of Development: Francis Livesey
Tel: 07455 351 771