Time Trials

Swimmers in all groups other than Junior Swimmers will take part in time trials three times per year (club gala is in Lieu of 4th). This involves swimming a set distance on each swimming stroke while someone is timing the swimmer. Time trials give the teaching staff a regular measure of a swimmers progress and also gives the swimmers a chance to measure how they have improved since the last time trial.

Some children find time trials stressful and it is important as a parent to remember that continual improvement is not always possible and that sometimes poorer times are recorded than have previously been achieved. There can be a number of reasons for this. Swimmers will be selected for team events based on time trial results. Should you have any questions regarding this process ask your teacher for clarification.

 

Dates for time trials will be notified via this site and at the sessions.