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DEVELOPMENT PATHWAY

 

Developing the Individual the journey matters...we look at the athlete, the person and the performer 🤙 

We believe it is important to have a clearly defined development pathway and  personal characteristics we strive to develop within each person coming through our pathway. We have broken down our development pathway into four phases along with aspirational characteristics we will strive to instil in each person we work with focusing on the person, the athlete and the competitor. 

#togetherness #accountability #leadership #ownership

Swimming Victory
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EARLY YEARS 4 - 9 YEARS OLD

Seahorses | Stingrays | Hammerheads 

This programme is for children aged four to nine years old. The aim of the program is to develop water confidence and instil a lifelong love for water.  


We do this by adopting an outcomes games based approach and ensuring our environments are fun, engaging and safe.

  • Water Safety 

  • Breathing Techniques

  • Moving forward in the water 

  • Water Confidence ​

  • Techniques for all four strokes

  • Buoyancy

  • Entries and Exits 

  • Streamlining 

  • Treading water

FOUNDATION PHASE 10 - 12 YEARS OLD

Raggy's

This programme is for young people aged ten to twelve. The aim of the program is to implement good training principles.


We do this by developing the ‘racing mind’. We will start to develop strategies for self analysis and reflection. Begin to analyse nutrition and take a deeper look into performance behaviours.  

  • Continued development in all five strokes 

  • Underwater work

  • Continued foundational movement patterns

  • Introduction to nutrition and recovery 

  • Developing leadership 

  • Understanding accountability

  • Developing race tactics​

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DEVELOPMENT PHASE 13 - 15 YEARS OLD

Blue's

This programme is for young people aged thirteen to fifteen. The aim of the program is to continue the development of our training and competition standards along with the further understanding our values and culture 


This will allow us to start setting goals that are vaules and processed based 

  • Contiuned development in all five strokes 

  • Introduction to circuit based training 

  • Development of training and competition preparation 

  • Understanding performance behaviours 

  • Developing an understanding of the 'Racing Mind'

  • Ownership of race tactics 

PERFORMANCE PHASE 16 +

True Blue

This programme is for athletes aged sixteen plus. The aim of the program is to implement and refine individualised training strategies, We will agree key priorities and milestones to ensure all athletes, coaches and stakeholders are driving in the same direction. 


We will do this by continuing to monitor and assess individual training loads, goals and personal needs. This will allow us to make any incremental changes that are needed ensuring we are as close to achieving our long term goals as possible. 

  • Stroke and or event specific training

  • Introduction to olympic lifting and derivatives

  • Monitoring of training loads

  • Individual performance analysis

  • Monitoring nutritional intake & recovery 

  • Developing culture keepers

  • Full gym access

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THE PERSON

Outside of the sport how are we impacting on a individual level ?

Fulfilled

  • Supportive Network

  • Enthusiastic for their sports and enjoys their journey

  • Strong sense of identity 

  • Life Balance 

  • Self Management

  • Performance based decision making


Resilient & Robust​​

  • Adaptable & Agile

  • Self - Confident

  • Strong & in great physical health

  • Aspirational

  • Competitive 

  • Determined

  • Courageous 

  • High standards of self and others

Shows a growth mindset

  • Aptitude for learning 

  • Open minded

  • Uses feedback positively 

  • Show humility 

THE ATHLETE

In the training environment, what behaviours are being presented ?

 

Displays winning habits 

  • Motivation, Drive & Direction  

  • Development Potential 

  • Ability to work with others 

  • Inquisitive and wanting to know more 

  • Scholars of the sport

  • Ownership 

Physical attributes 

  • Appropriate physiological foundation 

  • Athleticism 

  • Technical skill

Coachable

  • Training with intent

  • Hardest and smartest trainers

Technically superior

  • Efficient movement patterns 

  • Technical proficiency

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THE COMPETITOR

How are we presenting ourselves at competition time ?

Arena skills

  • Thrive in competitive environments

  • Embrace every situation & deal with it

  • Winning presence 

  • Love the race 

  • Love the stage 

Competition Skills

  • Owning strategy 

  • Analytical of their own performance 

  • Competition experience 

Psychologically prepared

  • Deal with adversary 

  • No fear of consequence

  • Emotionally consistent

  • Focused on self

  • Every day is day one

  • Confidence management

  • Ability to compete under pressure

Physically primed 

  • Competition ready through warm up and priming techniques