YEAR IN REVIEW JANUARY 2010 – BRITISH CHAMPS 4 SWIMMERS FROM HILLINGDON QUALIFY – Francesca, Sophie, Karley, Luke Hillingdon Swimming Club MARCH 2010 – MIDDLESEX CHAMPS Incredible 574 personal bests Brilliant performances, great team spirit – really dominating performance AWARDS Daniel Lachasseigne 1st place9yr boys George Taplin 1st place10yr boys Bradley O'Connor3rd place11yr boys Danny Nelson1st place12yr boys Adam Prunty2nd place14yr boys Tegan Drew 1st place9yr girls & Junior Wilkinson Sword winner Lauren O'Connor3rd place10yr girls Sarah Procter 1st place13yr girls Kate Wilson3rd place13yr girls TOP FEMALE CLUB GIRLSBOYS 1 st 473481 2 nd 252853 3 rd 223052 TOTAL9492186
YEAR IN REVIEW Hillingdon Swimming Club MARCH 2010 – BRITISH CHAMPIONSHIPS KarleyMann 100 Back 200 Back400 IM 23rd6th26th SophieWilson200 IM400 IM 16th31st FrancescaMarr50 Brst100 Brst200 Brst 18th17th16th LukeSpain100 Brst 18th KARLEY QUALIFIES FOR EUROPEAN JUNIOR CHAMPS IN HELSINKI
YEAR IN REVIEW Hillingdon Swimming Club APRIL 2010 – OUR NEW POOL!!!!!!!!
YEAR IN REVIEW Hillingdon Swimming Club JULY 2010 – MINI YOUTH GAMES 2 nd OVERALL!!!! JULY 2010 – LONDON YOUTH GAMES TOP GIRLS!!!! 3 RD BOYS!!!!! WOULD HAVE BEEN TOP OVER ALL PLYMOUTH 2010 TOP CLUB...... AGAIN!!!!!!!
YEAR IN REVIEW Hillingdon Swimming Club JULY 2010 – EUROPEAN JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS
YEAR IN REVIEW Hillingdon Swimming Club JULY 2010 NATIONAL AGE GROUP CHAMPIONSHIPS NATIONAL AGE GROUPS Noah Foley100m Back 25 th / 400m Free 22 nd / 200m Back 19 th Bradley O ’ Connor 200m Brst 19 th / 100m Free 18 th / 400m Free 17 th / 200m Free 19 th / 100m Breast 26 th / 400 IM 23 rd George Prunty1500m Free 8 th (FINAL) / 200m Back 26 th / 800m Free 20 th Sarah Harrington1500m Free 25 th / 800m Free 27 th Leon Berchie200m Fly 20 th Lauren O ’ Connor200m Breast 12 th / 100m Breast 12 th Girls 4x100m Free 25 th / 4x200m Free 21 st / 4x100m Med 27 th Boys4x100m Med
YEAR IN REVIEW Hillingdon Swimming Club AUGUST 2010 NATIONAL YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS Luke Spain 200 Brst 18 th semis (6 th 18 yrs) / 100 Brst 3 rd (2 nd 18 yrs) / 200 IM 19 th (18 yrs) Adam Prunty200 Fly 20 th (15 yrs) / 1500 17 th (15 yrs) / 200 Back 35 th (15 yrs) / 800 Free 38 th (15yrs) Tom Randall200 Fly 11 th semis (9 th 17 yrs) / 200 Back 37 th (17 yrs) / 100 Fly 19 th semis (12 th 17 yrs) Adam Wood 200 Back 36 th (15 yrs) / 400 IM 18 th (15 yrs) Francesca Marr100 Free 13 th (17 yrs) / 200 Brst 2 nd / 100 Brst 3 rd / 100 Fly 16 th (17 yrs) Sophie Wilson100 Fly 10 th Final (5 th 16 yrs) / 200 IM 6 th F (3 rd 16 yrs) Karley Mann200 Back 1 st / 200 Free 15 th semis (7 th 15 yrs) / 100 Back 2 nd / 200 IM 4 th Sarah Procter100 Free 33 rd (14 yrs) / 200 Breast 10 th (14 yrs) / 200 Free 16 th (14 yrs) / 100 Fly 14 th (14yrs) / 200 IM 10 th FINAL (5 th 14 yrs) Fiona McAndrew200 Breast 17 th (14 yrs) Girls4x100 Free 7 th / 4x200 Free 6 th / 4x100 Med 2 nd
NEW SEASON Hillingdon Swimming Club Positive’s of the season In a perfect world.... Are you working with your coach? Realistic goal’s Area’s to be focused on Squad structure Season Plan
POSITIVES Hillingdon Swimming Club Best ever year for Hillingdon Swimming Club New facility Team effect = snowballing belief Age – Youth – Senior Force Examples of how to become good = hard work really does pay off Training programme has evolved Support to the programme (coaches, parents, swimmers, helpers) Kit Training Camp Working with other clubs
Everyone has huge improvement every year Reality – nothing can be guaranteed What I do know is this: 1.We need to look at good examples..... 2.Patience, as hard as it is to accept, must be accepted 3.100% effort over the whole the season = best chance for improvement 4.Swimmers who listen and believe in their coach = best chance for improvement 5.Swimmers who are willing to make change = best chance for improvement 6.Breaks cause problems – athlete & coach perspective Hillingdon Swimming Club IN A PERFECT WORLD
Positive behaviour (swimmer) = positive behaviour (coach) Negative behaviour (swimmer) = negative behaviour (coach) Hillingdon Swimming Club ARE YOU WORKING WITH YOUR COACH? Positive Behaviour (Swimmer) High effort = 8~9~10 / 10 Willingness to listen Willingness to do Signs of belief Punctuality - on poolside / in water Full attendance Natural energy Pro-active attitude – only need to be told occasionally. Good understanding. Work on all areas including weaker ones Happy Negative Behaviour (Swimmer) Low effort = 5~6~7 / 10 Listen BUT Little willingness to do Signs of doubt Punctuality - on poolside / in water Poor attendance / many breaks Always tired?? Physical / mental In-active attitude – repeatedly told with little action. Work only on selective areas Routine Positive Behaviour (Coach) Excited about potential improvement Creates greater desire to work with swimmer Coach-swimmer TEAM feeling Negative Behaviour (Coach) Aware no improvement may be made Working with swimmer becomes ‘nagging’ driven Coach can feel distant from swimmer
THE OUTCOME WE ACHIEVED LAST SEASON – CAN IT BE TOPPED?????? Difficult to say because so many things can change throughout the season...... HOWEVER If we continue to do things better in the pool then we will improve as a WHOLE.... MY GOALS – Primarily Training Based Push better skills 1.Better streamline + UW under pressure 2.Increase swimming strength - greater ability to hold water (stronger stroking) Improve kicking performance under different conditions Improve swimmers understanding of training times – repeat training time sheets More swimmers buy into the commitment (EFFORT & ATTENDANCE) of our best examples Aim to do better in every competition Hillingdon Swimming Club Realistic Goals
Get fit and strong as soon as possible Make changes September to December...... Key period Goal Setting NOW and DECEMBER..... Ready for rest of the competitive season Use long course sessions as well as we can Swim down – improving quality Hillingdon Swimming Club IMMEDIATE FOCUS AREAS
Hillingdon Swimming Club SQUAD STRUCTURE ELITE PERFORMANCE ‘A’ David + support coaches ELITE PERFORMANCE ‘B’ David + support coaches ELITE TRANSITION Ricky to lead (+ David to support) ELITE JUNIOR PERFORMANCE Gary + support coaches BASE TRAINING 8-9 SESSIONS P/W BASE TRAINING 6-8 SESSIONS P/W BASE TRAINING 7-8 SESSIONS P/W BASE TRAINING 5-7SESSIONS P/W Support coaches: Holly Elderfield Elizabeth McGowan Oliver Green Katherine Neal