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Celtic Dolphins Swimming Club
Pontardawe Swimming Pool
King George V Park, Jones Street
 Pontardawe, SA8 4JE

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Forthcoming land training dates are as follows:

Updated: 17-5-21

CLUB INFO

Land training to resume date TBC

DAY
TIME
Sun          
19.00-20.30
Mon
19.00-20.30
Tues
Wed

Thurs
Fri16.45-17:45
Sat7.00-8.30


DAY
TIME
Sun          

17.15-18:45

Mon
17.15-18:45
Tues
Wed

Thurs
Fri
16:.45-17.45
Sat


saturday land training details, 8.15-9.15am @ pontardawe lesiure centre 
​(for eligible swimmers)

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. 

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training squads & SESSION TIMES (SUBJECT TO THE LATEST COVID-19 RESTRICTONS)

DAY
AM       
PM
Sun
19.00-20.30
Mon
6.00-7.3019:00-20.30
Tues
19.15-20.45
Wed

Thurs
Fri6.00-7.30
Sat7.00-8.30


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TRAINING & eligibility (subject to the latest covid-19 restrictons)

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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. 


DAY
TIME
Sun          17.15-18.45
Mon
17.15-18.45
Tues
Wed

Thurs
Fri
18.00-19.00
Sat7.00-8.30

NATIONAL  (all sessions are required unless otherwise agreed)

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.