Blackline 14/10/18 – Head Coach Email

Parents; Athletes

CC Coaches

Apologies for the delay in the email reaching you, I have been working hard as I know many others have to drive forwards the club development with lots of changes after speaking with parents, athletes, coaches and committee members.

I attached the following for reference:

>Squad lists (I am aware some people are missing so do get in touch- this is based on your current lanes)

>Squad criteria

>Squad training timetable

>Competition calendar

>Pyramid of success

Squad structure and training going forwards

Please find attached the documents that have also been posted at the pool. This affects the older swimmers. I need to begin to draw up a list of swimmers that would like to do the gym sessions and who will be invited as they need to attend an induction session (cost £10-£15 as a one off then £3-£4 per session on a pay as you go basis with myself or another Strength and Conditioning Qualified Coach).

In addition, I am looking at seeing if we could do a land training session for everyone which David Jakeman has already agreed to help us in the new year as well as reviewing groupings, pool time and sessions available hopefully if the sessions are well supported by the swimmers. This would not be in place until 2019 in the new year.

Notice board and club communication

We are currently updating the website and notice boards with the latest and current information. Please do keep checking these.

VOLUNTEER(S) NEEDED– For collating a monthly club newsletter.


Video sessions can be a good way to identify elements of good technique and areas for development. Please let me know if this is something that would be of interest giving written permission (again one for the older session) so they can see themselves and receive visual feedback.


Please can all members ensure they have a club kit for poolside especially when we go to competitions.

Club Champs

I have recently seen whether it would be possible to add further opportunities to swim events and so have spoken with Ben who has agreed for Huntingdon swimmers to enter the COPS club champs under Huntingdon and we can use these dates (normally a Saturday evening). This has a number of advantages- sharing officials and volunteers, better competition for our swimmers and more opportunities (two internal swims each season for each event eg. 50 FR).


As always, we are looking for people to help poolside, officials and new committee members as many hands make light work- please do get in touch if this is of interest.

Good luck to those swimmers who are competing this weekend. I am very excited to see how we get on!

I look forward to continuing the development of the club.

Thanks and Kind Regards,

Matt Newton

Head Coach

Huntingdon Piranhas Swimming Club

Draft LTAD for Huntingdon.docx

Piranhas squad sheet.docx

Pyramid Piranhas.docx

Squad Training Timetable Draft.docx

v2Huntingdon Swim Calendar V1 Sept – Dec 2018[4].docx