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Group 1

Group 1 focuses on “Building Fundamentals” and swimmers will typically be aged between 8 and 12 years old.  Group 1 swimmers train two hours per week on a Tuesday and a Saturday from 5 to 6pm.

Swimmers should bring a mesh bag, a pair of swimming fins and a water bottle to every session.

Aims of Group 1

The aims of Group 1 are to:

  • Attend 2 training sessions per week
  • Cover between 1.5 - 2.0 km per session
  • Train in a group environment and have discipline
  • Stroke progression over the 4 strokes
  • Competitive turns over 4 strokes
  • Develop endurance and speed training
  • Basic rules of sport
  • Use of pace clock
  • Responsibility for training equipment
  • Acquire a mesh bag and fins
  • Progress towards Group 2 entry criteria:
Group 2 Entry Criteria
  • Perform competitive starts on the four strokes
  • Higher competence in the four strokes and turns
  • Swim 400m Freestyle with bilateral breathing and correct tumble turns
  • Swim 200m Backstroke & Breaststroke legally
  • Swim 200m Freestyle & Backstroke kick
  • Swim 100m Breaststroke & Butterfly kick
  • Swim 50m Fly legally.

Useful Links

Criteria for Group 1 (Aug 2019)

Parent's Information Night Slides - Group 1 (Nov 2019)

CSSC Training Schedule (2019-2020)

Group 1 Bank Duty roster - Feb 2020   Mar 2020

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