pnsc plans for 2014 – 15

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PLANS FOR 2014 - 15
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EVALUATE 2013 – 14
WHERE CAN WE IMPROVE
CHANGES TO COMPETITION STRUCTURE & 2014 – 15 PROGRAM
SQUAD RESTRUCTURE
HOUSEKEEPING
ANY QUESTIONS?
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YET AGAIN MORE QUALIFIERS AT ALL LEVELS OF CHAMPIONSHIPS
COUNTIES 71 IN 2013 – 82 IN 2014
REGIONALS 68 IN 2012 - 13 (Winter & Summer) – 72 in 2013 - 14
NATIONALS - 10 IN 2013 – 16 IN 2014
COMMONWEALTH TRIALS (3 SCOTTISH, 4 ENGLISH – 2 in 2013)
BRITISH INTERNATIONAL OPEN MEET (6 – 1 in 2013)
A & B ARENA LEAGUE TEAMS PROMOTED
WE HAVE LOST TOUCH IN 1 TO 1’S WITH PARENTS AFTER THE INITIAL SEASON
START AND ALTHOUGH FREQUENT MEETINGS ARE DONE WITH SWIMMERS
AFTER THE MEETS WE NEED TO ENSURE NEXT SEASON THE COACHES OF THE
TOP 3 SQUADS HAVE PLANNED MEETINGS THRU THE SEASON.
THESE MEETINGS WILL BE AS FOLLOWS
1) LATE AUGUST / EARLY SEPTEMBER TO SET SEASON GOALS & EVALUATE 2013 –
14 SEASON
2) DECEMBER TO EVALUATE SHORT COURSE SEASON & RE-EVALUATE GOALS
3) LATE APRIL TO SEE IF GOALS HAVE BEEN HIT AND/OR RESET TARGETS
LOG BOOKS HAVE NOT BEEN MAINTAINED BUT AS PART OF SWIM21 AND FOR
MAINTAINING CONTINUOUS FEEDBACK TO SWIMMERS & PARENTS THEY WILL BE
BROUGHT BACK IN FOR 2014 - 15 WITH A MONTHLY CHECK
THE DATES FOR THESE CHECKS WILL BE INCLUDED ON YOUR COMPETITION
CALENDAR
NEW CHANGES TO COMPETITION STRUCTURE WILL REQUIRE NOT
ONLY A SLIGHT RESTRUCTURE FOR THE SQUADS BUT ALSO A
CHANGE IN MENTALITY FROM EVERYONE INVOLVED (COACH,
SWIMMER & PARENT)
NATIONAL SWIMMERS WILL NOW BE GRADED ON RANKINGS AND NOT TIMES.
TOP 30 BRITISH TO THE BRITISH NATIONALS THEN EACH HOME NATION WILL THEN HAVE
THEIR OWN TOP 30 FOR THEIR NATIONALS.
A QUALIFYING WINDOW WILL BE APRIL / MAY.
THIS MEANS COMPETITIONS PRIOR & AFTER THE WINDOW WILL MEAN SWIMMERS
RACING WHEN TIRED WITH THE EMPHASIS ON TACTICS & SKILL RATHER THAN TIMES.
HOWEVER TIMES ARE NOT TOTALLY IRRELEVANT & WE WILL BE PLACING A TARGET OF
GETTING A NEW PB BUT WITHIN 3% OF PB AS ACCEPTABLE.
THIS WILL REQUIRE PARENTS & SWIMMERS TO KNOW THE RELEVANT BEST TIMES –
REMEMBER SWIMMERS HAVE TWO PB’S FOR EACH EVENT, ONE SHORT COURSE AND
ONE LONG COURSE DO NOT COMPARE THE TWO, CONVERSION TABLES HAVE ONLY
BEEN OUT TO HELP CONVERT FOR ENTRY INTO COMPETITIONS IT DOES NOT MEAN
YOU WILL BE ABLE TO GO THAT TIME.
AS SWIMMERS GET OLDER THE DIFFERENCE IS MORE NOTICEABLE DUE TO SPEED AND
POWER OF TURNS.
SWIMMERS WILL NOW HAVE TO LEARN THAT THEY CANNOT GO ROUND
CHASING TIMES ALL YEAR ROUND.
THEY WILL NOT ONLY HAVE TO LEARN TO DO A PERIOD OF CONSISTENT
TRAINING BUT WILL NOW HAVE TO BE ABLE TO PEAK AT A CERTAIN TIME
OF THE YEAR.
AT THE TIME OF THIS PRESENTATION THE INFORMATION WE HAVE IS THAT
SWIMMERS WILL ONLY HAVE THE FIRST TWO COMPETITIONS IN APRIL/MAY
COUNT TOWARDS THE RANKINGS.
IF THIS IS THE CASE THEN WE WILL PEAK FOR OUR EASTER MEET IN APRIL AND
THEN AT NORTHAMPTON IN MAY.
FOR REGIONS WE WILL ONLY DO RELAYS UNLESS. DUE TO EXAMS THE
NORTHAMPTON MEET IS A NO GO, THEN THAT SWIMMER CAN ENTER
INDIVIDUALS AT REGIONS.
SHORT COURSE SEASON SEPTEMBER – DECEMBER
LONG COURSE JANUARY – AUGUST
TARGET MEETS APRIL / MAY
SHORT COURSE SEASON
11TH OCTOBER – ARENA LEAGUE
1ST / 2ND NOVEMBER SER WINTER CHAMPIONSHIPS (sc)
8TH NOVEMBER – ARENA LEAGUE
29TH / 30TH NOVEMBER – PNSC CHRISTMAS CRACKER
13TH DECEMBER – ARENA LEAGUE
18TH – 21ST DECEMBER NATIONAL SHORT COURSE
LONG COURSE SEASON (JANUARY – AUGUST)
10TH / 11TH JANUARY PNSC NEW YEAR MEET
23RD / 24TH JANUARY – PNSC CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS (SC)
FEBRUARY – COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS
MARCH – BRITISH CHAMPIONSHIPS
2ND – 5TH APRIL PNSC EASTER MEET (TARGET MEET)
1ST – 3RD MAY – REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
16TH – 17TH MAY – NORTHAMPTON OPEN (TARGET MEET)
JUNE – BRITISH OPEN OR NATIONAL PREPERATION MEET
JULY / AUGUST – PNSC EOS MEET OR NATIONALS
SHORT COURSE SEASON
11TH OCTOBER – ARENA LEAGUE
25TH / 26TH OCTOBER PNSC HALLOWEEN MEET
8TH NOVEMBER – ARENA LEAGUE
29TH / 30TH NOVEMBER – PNSC CHRISTMAS CRACKER
7TH DECEMBER – HASLEMERE LEVEL 3
13TH DECEMBER – ARENA LEAGUE
19TH DECEMBER – PNSC L4 DISTANCE MEET (800 / 1500)
LONG COURSE SEASON (JANUARY – AUGUST)
10TH / 11TH JANUARY - PNSC NEW YEAR MEET
23RD / 24TH JANUARY – PNSC CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS (SC)
FEBRUARY – COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS
APRIL – BOURNEMOUTH LEVEL 3 EASTER MEET
MAY – WINDSOR LEVEL 3
21ST JUNE – SOLENT NETWORK FUN GALA
18TH / 19TH JULY - PNSC EOS MEET
THESE SWIMMERS WILL ALSO NOW BE ABLE TO ENTER THE CLUBS
LEVEL 4 MEETS WHICH ARE BIMONTHLY ON A FRIDAY EVENING
DUE TO COMPETITION RESTRUCTURE WE NOW NEED TO FOCUS ON DOB AS
OF 31ST DECEMBER AND HAVE A PERFORMANCE SQUAD BASED ON 14 YEARS
ABOVE.
HOWEVER WE ALSO NEED TO BE ABLE TO PROVIDE THE RIGHT TRAINING
ENVIRONMENT FOR THOSE ‘LATE DEVELOPERS’ AND SWIMMERS WHO AT THIS
STAGE OF THEIR DEVELOPMENT ARE UNABLE TO HANDLE THE DEMANDS OF
THE PERFORMANCE SQUAD.
FROM 8TH SEPTEMBER THE 14 YEARS AND ABOVE (DOB 31ST DECEMBER
2015) FROM THE TOP 3 SQUADS WILL GO INTO 2 SQUADS.
SQUAD 1 – PERFORMANCE
SQUAD 2 – PERFORMANCE DEVELOPMENT
13 YEARS AND BELOW WILL REMAIN IN COMPETITIVE DEVELOPMENT
GOLD
THE SQUAD WHERE YOUR CHILD WILL SWIM AND THE SESSION TIMES
WILL BE ISSUED WEEK COMMENCING 21ST JULY.
UNTIL THEN PLEASE DO NOT LISTEN TO THE RUMOUR MILL.
AFTER RECEIVING NOTIFICATION IF YOU HAVE A QUESTION PLEASE
DIRECT IT IN THE FIRST INSTANCE TO YOUR CURRENT SQUAD COACH.
IF THEY ARE UNABLE TO ANSWER OR ARE UNABLE TO THEN COME TO
MYSELF
ANY QUESTIONS?

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