Athlete Development

At Haslemere Swimming Club, we think it is not only important that swimmers enjoy their swimming but are allowed to develop their swimming in a structured way as they mature. We want to ensure they get as much out of the sport as possible and are given the best chance possible to reach their full potential.

Long-term athlete development (LTAD) is about achieving the correct training, competition and recovery throughout a young athlete’s career, particularly in relation to the important growth and development years of young people.

It provides a framework within which all sports should plan their training and competition programmes. Swimming has recognised this framework since undertaking a review of age group swimming at the end of the 1990’s.

Age Group swimming is about providing the appropriate opportunities for young people with particular reference to their growth and development.

To learn more read the ASA Long Term Athlete Development Document