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Northallerton Amateur Swimming Club provides a comprehensive training pathway for its members, designed to provide progression throughout the scheme aiding swimmer development. For February 2022, the club have adapted their training model to meet the developing needs of the club and its athletes.

in 2021, NASC started operating more training sessions from Bedale Leisure Centre (BLC) in addition to our home pool Northallerton Leisure Centre (NLC). This was as a result of Bedale Sharks SC merging with the club to build a stronger membership base and improve training opportunities in Hambleton. The facility boasts state of the art starting blocks and electronic timing.

Below are the training squads; details are provided of the aims, entry criteria and progression criteria. Simply click on the squad name to find out more.

Junior Otters Swim Skills Development Lane 1
Development Lane 2
Age Group Youth
Junior Sharks Senior Squad Masters

Otters

Individuals are advised to continue swim scheme lesson to help with progression.This squad is our entry point for many swimmers. The squad’s main focus is working alongside the NPTS lessons offered within Hambleton District Council to assist with swimmer development.

The group’s main aims are;

  • Stroke Technique
  • Introduction to competitive starts and turns
  • Developing spatial and kinesthetic awareness in the water
  • Developing a passion for swimming through a TGFU drills and skills framework

Entry Criteria

  • Swimmers must have achieved the minimum of the NPTS stage 5 to gain entry into the scheme
  • An initial assessment from the Swimming Teachers and Swimming Coaches at NASC will be provided

Progression Criteria

  • Swimmers must have achieved Club Award 1 and NPTS stage 7 as assessed by NASC to progress to Otters (2)
  • Otters (2) are offered additional training to provide bridging to the main Junior Squad. They must have achieved Club Award 2 to progress

Competition

  • Swimmers in this squad can attend low level competitions (Level 4) to assist coaches in planning for progress and also to gain exposure of the swimming competitive environment.
  • Swimmers may also be asked to compete at inter club events such as Moors League and Hambleton League Galas
  • Swimmers are expected to attend the annual Club Championships series

Training Times

Swimmers in this squad have the following training offer to assist with their progression within the sport. NASC have an expected equipment list for swimmers in each squad. All squads are led by qualified coaches and teachers who have attained accredited awards;’ coaches are usually supported by assistants and volunteer poolside helpers.

Training Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Sunday
Poolside No training No training No training No training NLC
1630-1730
Dryside NLC
1730-1750

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Swim Skills

The majority of swimmers in our scheme are in Junior Squad. The squad’s main focus is to develop specific Swim Skills in line with the Athlete Development Support Pathway (ADSP, formerly LTAD) model adopted by British Swimming.

The group’s main aims are;

  • Stroke Technique
  • Further develop to competitive starts and turns
  • Further develop spatial and kinesthetic awareness in the water
  • Introduction to competitive swimming
  • Swimming endurance and speed are developed using a progressive model, encouraging enjoyment and participation. These skills allow swimmers to develop the basic energy system needed in the sport.

Entry Criteria

  • Swimmers must have achieved the NPTS stage 7 award to progress into this stage. This will be assessed by NASC Coaches and Teachers to ensure consistency within the scheme
  • Swimmers will have achieved the Swim England Club Award 2

Progression Criteria

  • Swimmers throughout this stage will work towards the Club Award 3 and Club Award 4. Upon securing these awards swim assessments will be conducted within training sessions
  • Swimmers must be active in competing to be considered to move into the development squad framework
  • A swimmer’s age and development will be considered when looking at progression from this squad

Competition

  • Swimmers in this squad are expected to attend low level competitions (Level 4) to assist coaches in planning for progress and also to gain exposure of the swimming competitive environment.
  • Some Level 3 competitions may also be identified as suitable for participation
  • Swimmers may also be asked to compete at inter club events such as Moors League and Hambleton League Galas
  • Some swimmers may qualify for County competition during these early years. Your swimming coach will inform you of the next steps
  • Swimmers are expected to attend the annual Club Championships series

Training Times

Swimmers in this squad have the following training offer to assist with their progression within the sport. NASC have an expected equipment list for swimmers in each squad. All squads are led by qualified coaches and teachers who have attained accredited awards; coaches are usually supported by assistants and volunteer poolside helpers.

Training Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Sunday
Poolside NLC
1900-2000
No training NLC
1915-2015
No training NLC
1630-1730
Dryside NLC
1730-1750

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Junior Sharks

The majority of swimmers in our scheme are in Junior Squad. The squad’s main focus is to develop specific Swim Skills in line with the Athlete Development Support Pathway (ADSP, formerly LTAD) model adopted by British Swimming.

The group’s main aims are;

  • Stroke Technique
  • Further develop to competitive starts and turns
  • Further develop spatial and kinesthetic awareness in the water
  • Introduction to competitive swimming
  • Swimming endurance and speed are developed using a progressive model, encouraging enjoyment and participation. These skills allow swimmers to develop the basic energy system needed in the sport.

Entry Criteria

  • Swimmers must have achieved the NPTS stage 7 award to progress into this stage. This will be assessed by NASC Coaches and Teachers to ensure consistency within the scheme
  • Swimmers will have achieved the Swim England Club Award 2

Progression Criteria

  • Swimmers throughout this stage will work towards the Club Award 3 and Club Award 4. Upon securing these awards swim assessments will be conducted within training sessions
  • Swimmers must be active in competing to be considered to move into the development squad framework
  • A swimmer’s age and development will be considered when looking at progression from this squad

Competition

  • Swimmers in this squad are expected to attend low level competitions (Level 4) to assist coaches in planning for progress and also to gain exposure of the swimming competitive environment.
  • Some Level 3 competitions may also be identified as suitable for participation
  • Swimmers may also be asked to compete at inter club events such as Moors League and Hambleton League Galas
  • Some swimmers may qualify for County competition during these early years. Your swimming coach will inform you of the next steps
  • Swimmers are expected to attend the annual Club Championships series

Training Times

Swimmers in this squad have the following training offer to assist with their progression within the sport. NASC have an expected equipment list for swimmers in each squad. All squads are led by qualified coaches and teachers who have attained accredited awards; coaches are usually supported by assistants and volunteer poolside helpers.

Training Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Sunday
Poolside No training BLC
1930-2030
No training BLC
1845-2015
No training
Dryside

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Development (Lane 1)

The squad’s main focus is to develop specific Swim Skills in line with the Athlete Development Support Pathway (ADSP, formerly LTAD) model adopted by British Swimming. The athletes in this stage will be starting to gain skills allowing them to progress into the Training to Train outcomes of the ADSP.

The group’s main aims are;

  • Competitive Stroke Technique
  • Consistent application of competitive starts and turns
  • Further develop spatial and kinesthetic awareness in the water.
  • Introduction to dry side conditioning and RMAP warm ups
  • Develop competitive skills by competing at League, Open and County level
  • Swimming endurance and speed are developed in line with the Training to Train outcomes of the ADSP

Entry Criteria

  • Swimmers will be selected from Junior Squad, and Junior Sharks, based on attainment, attitude and competitive outcomes

Progression Criteria

  • Swimmers throughout this stage will work towards the Club Award 5. Upon securing these awards swim assessments will be conducted within training sessions
  • Swimmers must be active in competing to be considered to move further and remain in the development squad framework
  • A swimmer’s age and development will be considered when looking at progression from this squad

Competition

  • Swimmers in this squad are expected to attend competitions, as identified from the fixtures calendar, to assist coaches in planning for progress and also to gain exposure of the swimming competitive environment.
  • Swimmers may also be asked to compete at inter club events such as Moors League and Hambleton League Galas
  • Some swimmers may qualify for County competition during these years. Your swimming coach will inform you of the next steps
  • Swimmers are expected to attend the annual Club Championships series

Training Times

Swimmers in this squad have the following training offer to assist with their progression within the sport. NASC have an expected equipment list for swimmers in each squad. All squads are led by qualified coaches and teachers who have attained accredited awards; coaches are usually supported by assistants and volunteer poolside helpers.

Training Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Sunday
Poolside NLC
1900-2000
Optional top-up @ BLC NLC
1915-2045
Optional top-up @ BLC NLC
1730-1830
Dryside NLC
TBC

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Development (Lane 2)

The squad’s main focus is to further develop specific Swim Skills in line with the Athlete Development Support Pathway (ADSP, formerly LTAD) model adopted by British Swimming. The athletes in this stage will be starting to gain skills allowing them to progress further into the Training to Train outcomes of the ADSP.

The groups main aims are;

  • Competitive Stroke Technique
  • Consistent application of competitive starts and turns
  • Further develop spatial and kinesthetic awareness in the water.
  • Introduction to dry side conditioning and RMAP warm ups
  • Develop competitive skills by competing at League, Open and County level
  • Swimming endurance and speed are developed in line with the Training to Train outcomes of the LTAD

Entry Criteria

  • Swimmers must have completed squad award 5
  • Swimmers will be selected from Development (lane 1) based on attainment, attitude and competitive outcomes

Progression Criteria

  • Swimmers throughout this stage will work towards the Club Award 6. Upon securing these awards swim assessments will be conducted within training sessions
  • Swimmers must be active in competing to be considered to move further and remain in the development squad framework
  • A swimmer’s age and development will be considered when looking at progression from this squad

Competition

  • Swimmers in this squad are expected to attend competitions, as identified from the fixtures calendar, to assist coaches in planning for progress and also to gain exposure of the swimming competitive environment.
  • Swimmers may also be asked to compete at inter club events such as Moors League and Hambleton League Galas
  • Some swimmers may qualify for County competition during these years. Your swimming coach will inform you of the next steps
  • Swimmers are expected to attend the annual Club Championships series

Training Times

Swimmers in this squad have the following training offer to assist with their progression within the sport. NASC have an expected equipment list for swimmers in each squad. All squads are led by qualified coaches and teachers who have attained accredited awards; coaches are usually supported by assistants and volunteer poolside helpers.

Training Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Sunday
Poolside NLC
1900-2000
Optional top-up @ BLC NLC
1915-2045
Optional top-up @ BLC NLC
1730-1830
Dryside NLC
TBC

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Age Group Squad

The aim of the Senior Squad is to enable each of its members to achieve a high level of skills and competency through progressive and structured training cycles aimed at competing at a high level within the sport. Swimmers will also be educated in all 5 pillars of swim training (physiological, psychological, lifestyle, nutrition and tactics). It is hoped that their training performance will enable them to reach higher levels in competitive swimming.

Entry Criteria

  • Swimmers progress into this squad usually from the development squad pathway, usually DS but occasionally DJ
  • Some swimmers may join this training squad from other clubs if they have demonstrated technical and competitive outcomes at other clubs.

Progression Criteria

  • This is the highest level which the Club offer; swimmers will be retained in this squad until further opportunities for progression become available
    • University
    • Life Long Participation
    • Movement to a larger scheme to support talent identification pathways from British Swimming

Competition

  • Swimmers in this squad are expected to attend competitions, as identified from the fixtures calendar, to assist coaches in planning for progress and also to gain exposure of the swimming competitive environment.
  • Swimmers may also be asked to compete at inter club events such as Moors League and Hambleton League Galas
  • Most should qualify County competition during these years. Your swimming coach will inform you of the next steps
  • Some swimmers may qualify for Regional competition during these years. Your swimming coach will inform you of the next steps
  • Swimmers are expected to attend the annual Club Championships series

Training Times

Swimmers in this squad have the following training offer to assist with their progression within the sport. NASC have an expected equipment list for swimmers in each squad. All squads are led by qualified coaches and teachers who have attained accredited awards; coaches are usually supported by assistants and volunteer poolside helpers.

Training Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Sunday
Poolside NLC
1900-2000
Optional top-up @ BLC NLC
1915-2045
Optional top-up @ BLC NLC
1730-1830
Dryside NLC
TBC
NLC
TBC
NLC
TBC

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Youth Squad

The aim of the Senior Squad is to enable each of its members to achieve a high level of skills and competency through progressive and structured training cycles aimed at competing at a high level within the sport. Swimmers will also be educated in all 5 pillars of swim training (physiological, psychological, lifestyle, nutrition and tactics). It is hoped that their training performance will enable them to reach higher levels in competitive swimming.

Entry Criteria

  • Swimmers progress into this squad usually from the development squad pathway, usually DS but occasionally DJ
  • Some swimmers may join this training squad from other clubs if they have demonstrated technical and competitive outcomes at other clubs.

Progression Criteria

  • This is the highest level which the Club offer; swimmers will be retained in this squad until further opportunities for progression become available
    • University
    • Life Long Participation
    • Movement to a larger scheme to support talent identification pathways from British Swimming

Competition

  • Swimmers in this squad are expected to attend competitions, as identified from the fixtures calendar, to assist coaches in planning for progress and also to gain exposure of the swimming competitive environment.
  • Swimmers may also be asked to compete at inter club events such as Moors League and Hambleton League Galas
  • Most should qualify County competition during these years. Your swimming coach will inform you of the next steps
  • Some swimmers may qualify for Regional competition during these years. Your swimming coach will inform you of the next steps
  • Swimmers are expected to attend the annual Club Championships series

Training Times

Swimmers in this squad have the following training offer to assist with their progression within the sport. NASC have an expected equipment list for swimmers in each squad. All squads are led by qualified coaches and teachers who have attained accredited awards; coaches are usually supported by assistants and volunteer poolside helpers.

Training Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Sunday
Poolside NLC
1900-2000
Optional top-up @ BLC NLC
1915-2045
Optional top-up @ BLC NLC
1730-1830
Dryside NLC
TBC
NLC
TBC
NLC
TBC

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