The Senior squad is the pinnacle of the swimming structure in Modernian Swimming Club. The main aim for this group is to aspire to become elite swimmers, to strive to work to the best of their ability and to achieve their “Olympics” whether this is Bedfordshire County Medals, Regional or National qualification and beyond.
The emphasis on this group is centred on preparing the individual for high level competition. Training sessions are structured on refining stroke skills, improving speed, endurance and enhancing mental awareness. The programme is designed to address the individual’s strengths by means of stroke/distance specialisation.
Dry land training is continued by means of body/weight strength training, stretch cords, Swiss ball and medicine ball exercises. A select group of swimmers are invited to train with ‘Optimum’ for further development of their land training into an Olympic lifting programme.
Important organisational/life skills such as time management and values of nutrition will be introduced.
Individuals are expected to show a high level of commitment by showing determination, discipline and dedication to succeed.
Morning sessions may be required, and are by invite only. Swimmers are expected to train as much as they can commit to, with a minimum attendance of six sessions per week.
Senior Squad Training Schedule
|Monday||7:15 - 9:15 (BMS)|
|Tuesday||7.30 - 9.00 (BMS)|
|Wednesday||6.45 - 7.35 (Strength & Conditioning) *
7.45 - 9.15 (BMS)
|Thursday||6.00 - 7.30 (TAL) *||6.00 - 7.05 (Strength & Conditioning) *
7.15 - 9.00 (BMS)
|Friday||6.00 - 8.00 (Robinson)|
9.00 - 11.00 (BMS)
8.00 - 10.00 (Luton) *
6.00 - 7.30 (BS)
* "By Invitation Only." Your coach will notify you if you have been selected to train during this session.
TAL - Trinity Arts & Leisure Pool
BMS - Bedford Modern School Pool
BS - Bedford School Pool