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Group 1

Group 1 focuses on building fundamentals and swimmers must be at least 7 years old.  Group 1 swimmers train two hours per week - Tuesday and Saturday from 5pm 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 sessions per week
  • Cover between 1.5 - 2.0 km per session
  • Train in a group environment and display discipline
  • Stroke progression over the 4 strokes
  • Competitive turns over 4 strokes
  • Develop endurance and speed training
  • Learn the basic rules of sport
  • Use of pace clock
  • Responsibility for training equipment
  • Acquire a mesh bag & pair of fins (swimming 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 F/C with bilateral breathing and correct tumble turns
  • Swim 200m B/S & Br/S legally
  • Swim 200m F/S & B/S kick
  • Swim 100m Br/S & Butterfly kick
  • Swim 50m Fly legally
  • Attendance in a graded galas in two different events: One in “alternate stroke”, i.e. Free or Back, and another on “simultaneous stroke” , i.e. Breast or Fly.

Useful Links

Criteria for Group 1 

Parent's Information Night Slides - Group 1 (2018-2019 coming soon)

CSSC Training Schedule (2018-2019)

Group 1 Bank Duty roster - Oct / Nov.

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