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Somerset County Pathway 2018 Camp 2

Somerset ASA has announcd the team and swimmers selected for our County Pathway Programme Camps, a joint venture with England Programmes to provide not only development opportunities for the County’s 11yr old swimmers, but also similar opportunities for the “team” around them – coaches / team managers / parents / guardians.
The camps are a significant investment by Somerset ASA and Swim England Programmes and will be held 29 April, 21 July and 14 October. Please note athletes selected will be expected to attend all three camps. The parents workshop was held on 28 January during the Championships.

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swimmer selection policy for 2018.
The camps provide a great opportunity for our coaches (especially skills or assistant coaches) to observe others and the challenges presented by different athletes. This will help them to develop a wider selection of coaching resources (skills / drill selections / progressions and behaviour management techniques) that they can draw upon and therefore be more prepared, when a new challenge presents itself. Exposure to new ideas and asking "why?" are key factors in coach development.
Whilst the opportunity for those swimmers selected for the camps is amazing, the opportunity for home coaches to observe and pick up key messages on skills training and ideas to take back to all the swimmers in your clubs is invaluable.
Timetable and Joining Details
Time Session
08:30 – 09:00 Registration
09:00 – 09:30 Welcome Meeting
09:30 – 10:30 Land Training
10:30 – 10:45 Brief and Change
10:45 – 11:00 Pre Pool
11:00 – 12:00 Swim Session 1
12:00 – 12:15 Debrief and Change
12:15 – 12:30 Post Pool
12:30 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 13:15 Brief and Change
13:15 – 13:30 Pre Pool
13:30 – 14:30 Swim Session 2
14:30 – 14:45 Debrief and Change
14:45 – 15:00 Post Pool
15:00 – 16:00 Classroom Based Workshop
16:00 – 16:30 Swimmer/ Coach Meeting
16:30 – 16:45 Closing Meeting
16:45 – 17:00 Sign Out

Swimmers will need to bring the following: 
- Swimming Kit (Hat/ Goggles/ Costume or Trunks, plus spares of each)
- Land Training Kit (No fashion trainers)
- Short Blade Fins
- Small Kick Board/ Pullbuoy
- Snorkel (Please ensure that you can use this competently prior to the camp)
- Pen and Paper
- Food and Drink for the entire day (food is not provided) Please ensure no foods contain nuts.
- Their Signed Statement of Health and Fitness Form (To be brought to the camp on the day. You will need a new form for each camp).

If coaches have any questions, please contact Fiona (fiona@bowenfamily.me.uk
Following the 2017 successful programme, we look forward to our Clubs fully supporting this year's events and seeing you there!

Fiona Bowen, Somerset Programme Lead (fiona@bowenfamily.me.uk)
Rachel Aldington, Head Coach (aldington.r@millfieldschool.com)
Lindsey Dunn, National Talent Officer  (lindsay.dunn@swimming.org)
Event Information
Date 21.07.2018 - 21.07.2018
Category Development 
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Fiona Bowen, Programme Lead