Thursday, June 14, 2018

Scottish Swimming & Swim Wales join forces for YDS Camp

"We will be focusing on learning and refining racing skills under pressure in a challenging and positive environment." Alan Lynn, National Coach

A group of 30 athletes from Scotland’s Youth Development Squad will be joining 39 of their Welsh counterparts in Swansea for a joint Camp/Competition Experience this weekend.

With the theme ‘Executing Race Skills’ the 70 athletes have been asked to focus on:

  • Quality execution of race skills in both the training and competition environment;
  • Adapting to new coaches and team mates in both the training and competition environment;
  • Displaying the correct (performance) behaviours conducive to high level outcomes both in and away from the sporting arena

Speaking ahead of the Camp, National Coach, Alan Lynn said:

“I am delighted to be working with colleagues at Swim Wales on this joint initiative. As athletes progress in their swimming career they will come across different coaches and team mates so it is important for them to learn the skills to adapt to this change and perform at their best. We will be focusing on learning and refining racing skills under pressure in a challenging and positive environment. Competition will be fierce and fun amongst and between the swimmers.”

The Camp runs from 15th-17th June and will include a workshop led by Swim Wales National Performance Director, Ross Nicholas, highlighting the importance of skills to race performance at elite level in a Q&A session with Commonwealth Games medallists and British internationals, Alys Thomas and Dan Jervis.

The squad from Scotland are as follows:

Fraser

Agnew

University of Aberdeen

Andrew

Arthur

Aberdeen ASC

Keir

Buchanan

East Kilbride ASC

Oliver

Carter

Carnegie SC

Finley

Cousins

Garioch ASC

Rory

Dickson

North Ayrshire ASC

Keir

Edgar

FIRST

Greg

Fairbairn

Bellshill Sharks ASC

Michael

Flynn

Cumbernauld ASC

Kirstie

Flynn

Leatherhead Swimming Club

Grace

Gidman

Wirral Metro SC

Alisha

Greenshields

City of Glasgow Swim Team

Lucy

Grieve

South Ayrshire ASC

Evan

Jones

Millfield School

Douglas

Kelly

Mount Kelly Swimming

Morven

Lister

Carnegie SC

Ailsa

McDonald

Northampton SC

James

McGregor

Perth City SC

Elliot

Millar

FIRST

Jack

Milne

Dundee City Aquatics

Jack

Muncey

Perth City SC

Eilidh

Redpath

Midlothian SC

Ryan

Robertson

City of Glasgow Swim Team

Daniel

Saunders

Warrender Baths Club

Marcus

Scullion

Winchester Penguins

Emma

Scully

City of Glasgow Swim Team

Ellis

Shiels

Milngavie & Bearsden ASC

Abbi

Sinclair

Warrender Baths Club

Anya

Slessor

University of Aberdeen

Lauren

Wetherell

City of Glasgow Swim Team

 

Team Staff:

Derek

Pirouet

Team Manager

Jackie

Smith

Team Manager

Alan

Lynn

National Coach

Derek

McGown

Coach

Scott

Haxton

Coach

Morag

Mitchell

Coach

Petur

Petursson

Coach

Lewis

Smith

Coach

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