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Forthcoming land training dates are as follows:
Land training to resume date TBC
Breaks from Training
Rest and recuparation is an important part of swimming. Session breaks apply during Christmas and bank holidays together with a summer shutdown period, advance notice of which is provided to members with details of upcoming breaks HERE.
Training at the Wales National Pool in Swansea is available to provide swimmers with experience at training and competing within a 50 metre pool.
Dedicated lanes for the Celtic Dolphins are provided on a Wednesday evening from 7.00pm until 8.30pm for either an hour or for the full time allowance subject to ability. Fees at either £10 or £15 per month apply and space is currently available to regional and national squad members.
The Wales National Pool has reopened; unfortunately however Club training has not yet resumed. Further details to follow.
A range of morning the and evening training sessions ranging between 1 and 2 hours per session are available to swimmers depending on which squad they have been allocated to according to the following timetable. This has been adjusted to accommodate for COVID-19 safety measures including managing overall pool capacity to achieve social distancing and providing adequate gaps for squads to change over safely.
Squad selection is subject to a range of factors including swim technique, pool stamina, times achieved during events and training, age, emotional intelligence/ social skills, commitment, attitude and competitive spirit.
All sessions are based at Pontardawe Pool unless specified.
Land/ Gym Training is available at Pontardawe Leisure Centre by invitation of the coaches for those aged 11 years plus and meeting the following criteria (subject to Covid restrictions):
- Training 8+ hours per week
- Competing on a regular basis
- Training in the Regional 2 or above squads
Land Training is on hold at present but is anticipated to resume in the future.
Strength & Conditioning Training is provided for the National Squad. The sessions will resume in line with COVID-19 safety measures. Details to follow.
Morning Training (on school days) applies to those swimmers aged 11 years plus who are in the Regional 3 or National squad and are training on at least three evenings per week.