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Microleague / Diddy time trials, 2020
February 8, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
A time trial is a swim under competition rules to gain a time in a given stroke and distance
- to introduce swimmers to gala/competition.
- to gain up to date times for gala selection.
- to highlight areas of improvement for a given swimmer to the coaches.
As we are a competitive swimming club, all eligible swimmers are expected to be available to represent the club if selected however, we do understand that in some cases swimmers are not ready to put their skills into action. If you feel you fall into this category, please let me know. Note we will be selecting in some cases more than 4 girls and 4 boys for certain age groups to create a “Microleague Squad” that we select from as we hope to be able give as many as possible a swim whilst ensuring we retain competitive teams.
This is for all swimmers who are
- Microleague (age on 29th November 2020 – 9, 10, 11 & 12 year old teams)
- Diddy League (age on 21st March 2020 – 9, 10, & 11 year old teams)
The time trials for swimmers in the 9 and 10 year old age groups will commence at 16:00, with a ten minute warm-up. Racing will commence at approximately 16:15, so please ensure you arrive prompt with your swimmer ready and changed for 16:00, as we will have a busy schedule. Find the attached information sheet on time trials and what your swimmer should bring with them to the trials (no training equipment is needed e.g. floats etc). The swimmers will be timed across all four strokes, racing over two lengths (50m) and 25m for swimmers in the 9 year old category. Please note, we are aware that some of our 9-year olds swim in the tank and are not yet comfortable with racing in the main pool. We are happy to assess these swimmers separately and will certainly not ask any of our younger swimmers to do 2 lengths, or 1 length if they are not comfortable. Could parents please use their discretion here as to whether to include them in the trials. We certainly do not want to put children off competing and as above, have the option to assess children outside of this framework.
For swimmers in the 11 and 12 year old age groups, trials will commence at 5pm with a 10 min warm-up and racing at 5:15pm.
Note, ALL swimmers who fall into the above age groups are invited, ie. if you child swims in the tank (otters / cubs) it does not exclude participation in the trials. Every year we have some 9-year old tank swimmers in our teams.
- 9 & 10yrs categories @ 4-5pm
- 11 & 12yrs categories @ 5-6.30pm
If you are unable to attend this session and haven’t done a time trial recently, or if you can help on poolside, please contact Rick or David Sallis.
Training will be as follows:
Training in the tank will be running as usual. The main pool session for later T-squad swimmers will be condensed into 4 lanes of the main pool. The 4-5pm session in the main pool will only be for those meeting the above age requirements.