Rochdale Swimming Club
Established: 1868 one of the longest running Swimming Clubs in Great Britain
Following directly from the FUNdamentals programme, SwimSkills builds on the skills and techniques learnt, and focuses on improving technique and endurance. The goal is to produce the best aerobic engine in our swimmers to allow them to continue their journey in competitive swimming far into the future.
We move from 'teaching' to 'coaching' swimmers. This is a 50/50 process where swimmers are expected to start to take a more involved role in their development and to work with their coach to produce short, medium and long term goals for continued development.
The coaching team introduce new methods of coaching including:
We want our swimmers to be competitive, we want them to be fast but also want them to be graceful, with good stroke technique because that is how they become fast and win races.
Contained with in our programme are individual swimmers goals and targets to create a programme that not only challenges our swimmers at every point and encourages them to work hard to achieve their goals, it instils a team ethos with respect and consideration of others.