Monson

Upcoming events

ROOKIES cancelled
23rd February 2018

ROOKIES replacement session 07.00-08.30 (St Johns)
24th February 2018

Step Test
25th February 2018

British Championships (Edinburgh)
1st - 4th March 2018

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  • Youth Regionals 2016
  • Fern and multiple medals!
  • Awards Evening 2016
  • Awards Evening 2016
  • Diddy League Team April 2016

RTW Monson British championship triumph
11th August 2017

RTW Monson British championship triumph

RTW Monson took eight athletes to this year's British Championships held in Sheffield.Women's captain Annabel Guye-Johnson led the team with three...

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Rookie Squad

Where Stars of the Future begin their Journey

Rookie Squad is our entry level into competitive swimming at RTW Monson SC.
We have limited places available in this squad and therefore, at the end of completing Stage 8,
swimmers are selected to join - training twice a week.
 

Rookie Squad training sessions:
Monday   7pm-7.45pm at St Johns Pool, Tunbridge Wells
Friday     7.10pm-7.55pm at Somerhill Pool, Tonbridge

ROOKIE SQUAD TERM DATES
Mondays, St Johns Pool, Tunbridge Wells:

Last Session Monday 18th December, 2017
Training restarts TBC

Fridays, Somerhill School Pool, Tonbridge:
Last Session Friday 15th December, 2017
Training restarts TBC

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Useful Information:
 Where we train: 
Click Here
Fees: email: Membership Enquiry
Kit required: Click Here

Criteria for Rookie Squad Swimmers:

Swimmers:

  • must be competent in Front Crawl, Backstroke, Breaststroke and will have basic Butterfly skills. They will be able to dive, tumble turn and have a basic understanding of all starting/turning/finishing techniques. They will have good stamina;
  • must commit to attending the training session/s, show good discipline, a positive attitude and be keen to progress to the next level;
  • entry age will generally be age 10 years and under (at the discretion of the coach);
  • must be able to swim 800m continuously;
  • must do their best to attend Club Time Trial sessions which (held approx every 6 weeks); and
  • must represent the Club at team galas when selected. It is a fantastic achievement to make team selection, so please fulfil this commitment.

In order to gain race experience, we encourage swimmers to:
- enter Club Championships (held in Oct/Nov); and
- enter Novice Galas and Level 3/4 Open Meets.

For Parents' Guide to Galas, click here:
http://www.rtwmonson.org/imgs/gala_guide_jan_201573.pdf

For Forthcoming Open Meets, click here:
http://www.rtwmonson.org/sspage-useful_lins-about_open_meets___galas-forthcoming_open_meets25.html

You can speak to your coach for further advice.

At the end of each term - approx. end of March/July/Dec, swimmers will be selected to remain in Rookie Squad, or moved to Bronze, based on aptitude, discipline and commitment. It should be noted that places in these squads are limited.

Our Aim for Rookie Squad Swimmers:

  • To encourage and inspire young swimmers along the journey into competitive swimming in a fun and friendly club environment.
  • To advance and build on the stroke technique swimmers have already developed.
  • To improve dives and starting/turning/finishing techniques.
  • To teach how to train effectively. We will teach the importance of ‘warming up and warming down’, how to ‘read the clock’ for training purposes and also important lane discipline skills.
  • To build on endurance/stamina and basic speed.
  • To build on swimmers’ discipline and commitment level
  • To encourage participation in competitive racing that is suitable for their ability.
  • To provide general mentoring and advice for early years’ competitive swimming.

 Our aim is for every swimmer to reach their full potential

(web page updated 17/12/2017)


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