Coaching for recreation and competition
Once swimmers have achieved Stage 4 they may be invited to join KDSS for additional training and specialist coaching alongside their regular session. Alternatively swimmers may wish to follow the pathway through to Stage Seven before transferring to continue their learning journey. KDSS is also suitable for those swimmers integrated into mainstream clubs, who wish to make use of the 'drop in clinic' sessions, for a particular skill or focus, or for a safe space to implement training plans.
Swimmers are encouraged to follow the Swim England Club Awards, but training will focus on their individual needs and skills and a progression framework will be established should they wish to compete in either a Special or Paralympic discipline.
Sessions run weekly on Saturday evenings 5-7pm at Maidstone Leisure Centre and we hope to be able to return to our regional bases in East and West Kent soon for monthly drop in clinics.
We look forward to competing and participating in national events once these are more accessible and prominent in the area.