Welcome to the Chirk Dragons Swimming Club website.
Information about our swimming club:
It is Chirk Dragons Swimming Club’s vision to teach, coach and develop the art of better swimming for all members regardless of their age or swimming ability whether its competitive or to simply improve technique and fitness. Each swimming member will be given the opportunity to train and develop to his or her full potential through a structured swimmer development programme in line with the Long Term Athlete Development. The opportunity will be given to competitive swimming at various levels through the promotion of competitions and championships for our members and entry into external competition held under Swim Wales laws.
Chirk Dragons Swimming Club is a well established club that aims to develop the swimming skills of children and swimmers of all ages to national NPTS standards, allowing them to progress through to swim at a competitive level should they wish.
Chirk Dragons swimmers will be:
- Encouraged to fulfil their potential as an athlete and to develop their personal and life skills;
- Taught to appreciate the philosophy which embraces the virtues characteristic of all great athletes;
- Encouraged to see that hard work and honest endeavour achieve success;
- Brought to understand the value of supporting their team, and the value of support from their team;
- Constantly challenged;
- Taught to win with humility and lose with resolve, and to embrace the commitment to always do their personal best.
The Coaching Programme
The role of the coaching programme is to develop the training and competition programmes, and to coach the swimmers on a day to day basis, based on the Long Term Athlete Development methodology adapted and endorsed by British Swimming and incorporating the latest developments in technique and training methods. Coaches are also responsible for team selection and support for swimmers at relevant meets, the education of coaches, swimmers and parents, and the associated development and administration of the programme.
The Club’s Role
The Club’s role is to support the coaching programme, and to assist with matters including membership, records, competition entries, transport, accommodation, social events, publicity, fundraising, sponsorship, merchandising, policy formulation and welfare.
We are an entirely amateur club run by volunteers dedicated to the health, fitness and swimming development of our membership.
Where are we:
We are based at the Chirk Leisure Centre.