Foundation 1

Foundation 1

Coaches
Brendan McGrath
Katie Shannon
Squad Liaison
Nicola DiLucia
Training Times
Tuesday 5 – 6pm (Ennis)
Friday 5.30 – 7pm (Shannon)
Chaperone Timetable
Foundation 1 Chaperone Timetable


Munster Meets Guidelines 2018-2019

Membership: Foundation Squad 1 is for those aged 11 – 14 yrs of age.
Prime focus: The development of Swim Skills and fun.
Galas: 3-4 skills based events with an element of fun involved. These will be held locally.
Emphasis is on the improvement of general aquatic skills and the development of the four principle swimming strokes and other essential aquatic skills eg sculling, diving, turns.  Members learn how to train in a structured club environment with good training habits being introduced eg hydration, stretching, nutrition, need for rest.

⦁ 2 sessions per week. Sessions are 60/90 min each.
⦁ Season length – Mid September to end May – 32-34 weeks approx.
⦁ Competitions – Skills and fun based held locally. Some Regional Development galas for those aged 10 yrs plus.
⦁ Participation in other sports is strongly recommended.

Criteria for promotion to next squad
⦁ Be identified for fast tracking by squad lead coach.
⦁ Have fulfilled current squad commitment criteria.
⦁ Be prepared to make new required commitment levels.
⦁ Have a minimum of 90% attendance.
⦁ Be 10 to 11 years of age.
⦁ Be able to complete a 5 x 100 fc with good technique, with a 30 second rest between.
⦁ Have a minimum of 3 Regional Development QTS to include the 100im.