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Somerset County Pathway 2019 Camp 2

Sharing best practiceSomerset ASA has announced the team and swimmers selected for our 2019 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 27 April, 20 July and 26 October. Please note athletes selected will be expected to attend all three camps. A parents workshop was held on 10 February 2019 (11.30am to 12.30pm) during the Championships.

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.
The camps are deisgned to be a great learning environment not just for swimmers but also coaches and team managers who are invited to attend for free to ensure current best practices are passed on. Please can Clubs keep an eye out for the email invitation and ensure it is passed onto all your coaches.

An outline of our second camp and the timings of the day will follow.
If coaches have any questions, please contact Fiona (fiona@bowenfamily.me.uk
Following the 2018 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)
James Clarke, Head Coach (clarke.j@millfieldschool.com)
Lindsey Trimmings, National Talent Officer  (lindsay.dunn@swimming.org)
Event Information
Date 20.07.2019 - 20.07.2019
Category Development 
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Fiona Bowen