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National Potential is the City of Newport’s second high performance squad. The squad is for swimmers aged 10 –16 years who qualify to compete at regional and national level. National Potential offers up to 13.5 hours of advanced swimming training per week + 1 hour per week of swimming specific land training. All training is in line with British Swimming’s Long Term Athlete Development plan.

Weekly Training Times at NISV (Including 15 minute land warm-up prior to evening pool session)

Monday: 6.00-8.00am / 5.30-7.00pm

Tuesday: 6.30-8.00pm

Wednesday: 6.00-8.00am / 7.00-8.00pm

Thursday: 6.00-8.00am

Friday: 5.30-7.30pm

Saturday: 8.00-10.00am

Attendance Criteria

Training: All swimmers in National Potential Squad are required to complete a minimum of 6 swimming sessions per week (including at least 1 weekday morning) in order to meet the standards necessary to compete at Regional and National level. Swimmers with aspirations to move into National should complete 7/8 sessions per week. Swimmers failing to attend at the required level will be considered for movement into a more appropriate squad.

Competitions: All swimmers in National Potentiale Squad are required to enter a full competition schedule as directed by the Head Coach.

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