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Kent County Amateur Swimming Association
Kent County
Amateur Swimming Association

Development Camp 2020

Invitations have gone out to attend the 2020 Development Camp - based on swimming achievement at the Kent Development Meet in October 2019 - and which will be held at Strood Leisure Centre, Watling Street, Strood ME2 3JP on Saturday 21 March 2020. It will start at 12:30 and finish at 17:30.

There is a small fee of £15 per swimmer, which must be paid by 3 February 2020 to secure the place, and payments should be made online using this link.  Please note that there may be bursaries available and, if anyone has any difficulties in paying for any reason whatsoever, please contact John King.


The Camp will be led by Richard Skirving (L3 Head Coach at Gravesend & Northfleet SC), the Head Coach of the Kent Team at the National Inter-Counties Championships in 2016 and 2017. 

The lead Land Training Coach will be Yolanda Speare (L3 Senior Coach), a Kent Skills Coach for the Swim England Kent 11-year-old talent programme in 2017 and Assistant Coach of the Kent Team at the National Inter-Counties Championships in 2017 and 2019.

The approximate timings will be:

  • 12:30  Sign in at Strood Leisure Centre, Watling Street, Strood ME2 3JP
  • 13:00  Parents’ talk – finishes 12:45
  • 13:00  Land training for swimmers
  • 14:00  First Pool session
  • 15:00  Talk to swimmers on Nutrition and Sports Psychology
  • 16:00  Second Pool session
  • 17:00  Swimmer Debrief
  • 17:30  Finish: parents to collect swimmers

There will be short breaks throughout for drinks/snacks, and parents may watch their children during the two pool sessions.  Swimmers should make sure that they bring the following kit, equipment and drinks/snacks:

  • swimming costume x2
  • goggles, hat, towel x2
  • pull buoy
  • fins
  • kickboard
  • trainers, shorts, T-shirt, track suit
  • a light theraband (resistance band)
  • a skipping rope
  • healthy snacks and water  

A list of invited swimmers and the selection criteria can be downloaded here.


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