The home of the Club is at:
Cardiff International Pool,
Cardiff CF11 0JS.
The City of Cardiff Swimming Club structure has been devised to allow every athlete the opportunity to develop the skill set required to become a champion swimmer. To ensure that at each level of development the young swimmers are exposed to an appropriate level of training, in line with the British Swimming & Swim Wales long term athlete development guidelines.
The Performance Programme
This is the advanced training programme, which is seen as the final stepping stone in the development of swimmers to compete with distinction at a senior level. Swimmers within this programme are expected to show the highest level of commitment, with swimming being their primary activity and focus outside of education.
Goals & criteria for the Performance squads are set out in the CCSC Structure above.
|Senior & Youth||Coaches||Graham Wardell Dale Frantzeskou|
|Age Group||Coach||David Cocks|
|Senior & Youth||Coach||Andrew Horsfall Turner|
|Age Group+Youth||Coach||David Cocks|
|Fast Track||Coaches||Ben Reid Chris Maddocks|
The Competitive Programme
The second tier of the club’s squads, this is where the young swimmers learn to develop the training habits required to succeed as a competitive swimmer. Emphasis is primarily placed on stroke technique, while new training aims are introduced and previously learned skills enhanced.
Goals & criteria for the Competitive squads are set out in the CCSC Structure above.
|Competitive White||Coaches||Ben Reid D Cocks Nick Holmes C Maddocks|
|Competitive Yellow||Coach||Thomas Edwards|
|Competitive Blue||Coaches||Thomas Edwards Ellie Booth|
The Academy Programme
This is the entry and foundation level of the club. This is the most important programme as it is where vital development skills, technique and character building are taught for swimmers to use throughout their athletic career. The Academy focuses on skills, skills and more skills!
Goals & criteria for the Academy squads are set out in the CCSC Structure above.
There are many factors which enable a swimmer to reach their full potential. We know the coach and swimmer work closely together on a day to day basis, but it is increasingly recognised that this relationship is most effective if there is trust and commitment from the parents/ guardians.
Coach Dale has prepared a guide highlighting the role of the parent/guardian in each phase of the swimmer’s journey. Parents Guide_101017
Details of Squad Class Managers can be downloaded via this logo:
The Class Managers are there to circulate Club Information relating to that squad and to act as an intermediary between the Coaches & swimmer/parent.
Should you decide to leave the club then we require one month’s written notice of termination to be given. Written notice should be emailed to the club treasurer and copied to the club membership team, squad coach and class manager.
Cryptosporidiosis – PLEASE READ this important notice: swim-health-advice
The club also trains at the following Cardiff Council swimming pools:
Cardiff CF3 4DN
Cardiff CF23 6XD
Off Waterhill Road,
Cardiff CF5 3LL
Cardiff CF14 3AJ