A Squad

Welcome to the A Squad section.  The A Squad train 6 days during a normal week, at Boldon Comprehensive School, Haven Point, Hebburn Central and Jarrow Pool in the evenings and at Hebburn Central and Haven Point for morning sessions.  For further squad details see below.

During school holidays the training timetable does vary, check the News section below for the latest information.

Squad News

Information

Training Schedule
AM Type Coach Venue PM Type Coach Venue
Mon 5.00 - 7.00 Pool Lindsay Kinlen Hebburn 5.30 - 7.30 Pool Lindsay Kinlen Jarrow
Tues 5.00 - 7.00* Pool Ken Barnes Jarrow
Wed 5.00 - 7.00 Pool Lindsay Kinlen Shields
Wed 7.00 - 8.00 Land** Smart Fitness Shields
Thu 6.30 - 8.00* Pool Ken Barnes Jarrow
Fri 5.00 - 7.00 Pool Lindsay Kinlen Hebburn 5.00 - 7.00 Pool Lindsay Kinlen Hebburn
Sat 7.00 - 9.00 Pool Lindsay Kinlen Shields
Sun
*With B Squad
**Land session will not run on SOTM.

Note: During school holidays the training timetable does vary, check the News section above for the latest information.

Squad Coaches

  •  Lindsay Kinlen (Head Coach)

Squad Rep

  • Karen Kirsop

Minimum Attendance Commitment

    There are 8 swimming sessions available for this squad.  Average % attendance must be maintained at above 80%.  There will also be a compulsory land training programme which all members of this squad must attend.  These set attendance levels must be adhered to. Morning training sessions are not optional.  Swimmers are required to swim at a minimum of 4 competitive galas per season.

    Aims

    Work towards achieving goals set for the season

    Develop a high level of technical ability in all four strokes

    Build an aerobic base and introduce anaerobic energy system training

    Develop time management skills

    Work towards performing at County, Regional and National competitions  

    Equipment List

    Hat (+ spare)

    Goggles (+ spare)

    1 litre Water bottle

    Kick board

    Fins (small)

    Hand paddles

    Finger Paddles

    Pull Buoy

    Snorkel

    Foam Roller

    Resistance Band

    Appropriate gym footwear and Club Kit (S&C)

     

    Full Club track suit MUST be worn at Swimmer of the Month presentations and for travel to and from all competitions

     

    Contact Details

    Please report non-attendance of training sessions by text, email, phone call or voicemail with reason to Lindsay Kinlen.

    Injuries need written info from physiotherapist – nature of the injury, possible cause, length of recovery time, limitations whilst in recovery, any exercises given for cure/prevention of recurrence.

    Last updated 03/10/2019