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News January 2022

Keep up to date with what's happening at Dartes and performance swimming in Doncaster. This page records the news as it happens -- history in the making!

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New Year, New Squad Names

11 Jan 2022: With the New Year well and truly with us, we're making some changes to squad names to make it clear what the Performance Stream is all about. The names aren't changing much, but it should add a little clarity. For the most part we are simply swapping the word "Phase" with the new name "Performance".

Many people have called them P1-5 for years anyway, in which case there's only a small change at the start of the pathway where we are introducing a new squad.

The new Performance 2 squad will be a cut-down version of Performance 3. It recognises the fact that some of our feeder clubs wish to continue having regular interaction with their younger swimmers up until they join Performance 4. This new squad will allow swimmers from those clubs to pick any three of the Performance 3 sessions and augment them with a couple of feeder club sessions to make up the recommended five.

For optimal development we still recommend all five Performance 3 sessions, but this new structure should work with some of our clubs better.

Our Competitive Stream (A, B, and C squads) remain unchanged.

Other than a small name change there are no alterations to training times in any way. Everyone should continue as before, just recognise the name change.