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Group 3

Group 3 focuses on “Training to Train – Building Swimmers” and swimmers will be aged between 11 and 13 years old.  Group 3 swimmers train six hours per week in the pool and also have 1 hour of land training - please see the CSSC Training Schedule (2018-2019) for days and times.

Swimmers should bring a mesh bag, pull buoy, snorkel, hand paddle, a pair of swimming fins and a water bottle to every session.

Aims of Group 3

The aims of Group 3 are to:

  • Attending 5 training sessions per week is encouraged - one morning session is required
  • Should cover between 3.0 - 3.5 km per session
  • Master competency across the 4 strokes and starts/turns
  • Train within competitive coaching framework
  • Attend available competitions
  • Keep a log of training and competition performance
  • Learn how to set goals and match expected competition performance with training performance
  • Responsibility for training equipment
  • Acquire a mesh bag, pull buoy, fins, snorkel and hand paddle
  • Progress towards Group 4 entry criteria.
Group 4 Entry Criteria
  • High performance group
  • Swim 20 x 100m F/C on 1:45
  • Swim 15 x 100m I.M. on 2m00s with correct turns
  • Swim 1500m F/C with bilateral breathing and correct tumble turns
  • Swim T30 time trial with continuous swimming
  • Swim 400m kick on 4 strokes
  • Swim 200m Fly legally
  • Achieve DIV 2 qualifying time in their Age Groups in 2 different strokes, one alternate and one simultaneous.

Useful Links

Criteria for Group 3 

Parent's Information Night Slides - Group 3 (coming soon)

CSSC Training Schedule (2018-2019)

Group 3 Bank Duty roster - Oct / Nov.

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