Performance Development

Performance Development

Brendan McGrath (Lead Coach)
Rosemarie Perkins
Squad Liaison
Jan Hillery
Chaperone Timetable
Performance Development Chaperone Timetable
Training Times
Monday 6.30 – 8am (Ennis)
Tuesday 6.30 – 8am (Ennis)
Wednesday 6.30 – 8am (Ennis)
Thursday 6.30 – 8am (Ennis)
Friday 6.30 – 8am (Ennis)
Friday 5.00 – 7pm (Ennis)
Saturday 8 – 10am (Ennis)
Saturday 1 – 2pm (Ennis)
Sessions allocated to swimmers by coaches
Upcoming Meets for the Performance Dev Squad
18 – 20 Jan Gerry Ryan Invitational LC Meet – UL
16 Feb Munster LC Qualifying Meet – UL
15 – 16 Mar Ennis Invitational
6-7 Apr Munster LC Qualifying Meet – UL
12 May Munster Development 2 Meet – UL
15 June Munster Development 2 Meet – UL

All information related to each meet will be posted on the Meeting Calendar prior to each meet.

Munster Meets Guidelines 2018-2019

Membership: For those aged 15 to 18 yrs.
Primary focus: More specialised training and learning how to compete. Good technique and training habits will continue to be emphasised.
Galas: Regional and National Youth and championship events. Regional qualifiers if required.
Swimmer Profile: Swimming is now the first choice sport. Highly motivated and organized. Loves training and competing!  Very committed. Record of adherence to previous squad requirements. Satisfactory attendance and behavior record.

Entry Standard: Have met all criteria outlined for movement from the development squad. National Div 1 & Div 2, Youth or Senior QTs must have been made within previous 12 months.

Criteria for Performance Squad membership:
⦁ 15 + yrs of age.
⦁ Be able to commit to the demands of the Performance Squad.
⦁ Commit to doing a minimum of 7 sessions per week ie 10-14 hrs weekly. There will be a progressive build up to this number.
⦁ Dry land training – 2 x ¾ hour each week.
⦁ Extra dry-land training at home will be required.
⦁ Season Length – Mid September to end July.  46 – 48 weeks.
⦁ Competitions: Regional and National Youth events. Regional and national championship events. Regional qualifiers if required.
⦁ Extra commitments may include attendance at Regional and National Squad training days, club training camps etc
⦁ Some Long Course training will be organised in addition to above.
⦁ Extra sessions during school breaks/holiday periods will be required.