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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:

DAY
TIME
Sun
17.00-18.00
Fri
17.00-18.00


CLUB INFO

Land training to resume from January 2020 (TBC)

DAY
TIME
Sun          
17.00-18.30
Mon
18.30-20.00
Tues19.00-20.30
Wed
Wales National Pool (WNP)
19.00-20.00
Thurs
Fri
17.00-19.00
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. 

regional 1

training squads

DAY
AM       
PM
Sun
18.00-18.45 (Strength & Conditioning) & 19.00-20.30 (Pool Training)
Mon
6.00-7.3016.30-18.30
Tues6.00-7.30
Wed
19.00-20.30 (WNP)
Thurs6.00-7.3019.15-21.00
Fri6.00-7.30


For those swimmers qualifying for National events/ achieving finals in National events and training 13 hours plus hours per week. Other criteria also applies including commitment, age and attitude.

TRAINING & eligibility

DEVELOPMENT 1 

DAY
TIME
Sun
18.30-20.00
Tues
18.30-20.00
Fri
18.00-19.00

DEVELOPMENT 2  

     

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

regional 2


DAY
AMPM
Sun          

17.00-19.00
Mon

18.30-20.30
Tues6.00-7.3018.00-19.30
Wed

Wales National Pool (WNP)
19.00-20.30
Thurs

Fri
6.00-7.3017.00-19.00


NATIONAL 1 & 2 (all sessions are required unless otherwise agreed)

A range of morning 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. 

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:

- 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 New Year 2020. 

Strength & Conditoning Training is provided for the Nationals Squads on a Sunday evening before training at 6.15-6.45pm at Pontardawe Pool.

Morning Training applies to those swimmers aged 11 years plus who are in the Regional 2 and National 1 and 2 squads and are training on at least three evenings per week.