Warwickshire is one of only two counties in the West Midlands to be piloting the England Programmes County Pathway. The County Pathway is aimed at developing the best 11-year-old swimmers from the County Championships and is the start of the journey on the British Swimming, Elite Swimmer Development Programme.
The Programme consists of a series of pool technique sessions, parent and swimmer workshops and land training all focused on refining skills, technique and general awareness to support the athletes improve all round performance.
Each of the 3 Pathway days will be led by Performance Coach Graham Nash (Leamington) and six skills coaches from the County Clubs, Joey Stanger (Boldmere), Lucy MacKenzie (Leamington), Alex Thom (City of Birmingham), Matthew Kelly (Solihull), Jessica Ford (City of Coventry) and Jamie Fowler (Orion), supported by Team Managers Elaine Gale and Kimberley Atkins (both Boldmere).
We congratulate all thirty-three swimmers who were selected on their performances across all strokes during the County Championships 2017. The swimmers are fantastic ambassadors for their Clubs and the County – working hard, listen well, make friends and support each other. (Solihull, Leamington Spa, Boldmere Rugby, Nuneaton & Bedworth, Stratford Sharks, Orion, City of Coventry, Kingsbury Aquarius and Camp Hill)
Feedback from the first event was excellent, with many swimmers saying, “best swimming day ever”.