Race Meet Preparation

posted 17 Nov 2017, 04:35 by Didcot Barramundi   [ updated 17 Nov 2017, 04:45 ]

A reminder from Pete about how to prepare for your races ahead of our up-coming galas...

Nutrition 

  • Gradually reduce your intake during the tapering phase as training will be less intensive and you won’t burn off excess carbs.
  • Wholemeal pasta and brown rice are far better than standard pasta and white rice. Avoid copious amounts of mayo or sauces that make you feel sick. Oats and wholegrain are also very good sources of carbs. 
  • Skinless chicken breasts and fish together with fresh vegetables are ideal for a main meal.
  • Consume moderate quantities, not huge portions, of carbs for several days prior to the meet, little and often, do NOT overload yourself the night before the meet.
  • Do NOT skip breakfast, get up in plenty of time, eat slowly, little and often, cereals, smoothies, bananas, milk or fruit juice.
  • Bring at least 1 banana to consume 1 hour before the start of each session and snacks such as cereal bars, dry fruit, seeds. 
  • Do NOT eat jelly or high sugar content snacks as these can cause your energy levels to spike and crash.
  • Bring PLENTY of water, do NOT overload on energy drinks like Lucozade Sport.

Kit

  • Ensure you have a spare costume and spare goggles.
  • Ensure sure your goggles fit properly during warm up.
  • Ensure you have a club hat to wear.
  • Ensure you have the appropriate club kit to wear poolside.

Race Meet Warm up Routine

Please ensure you perform this warm up routine without prompting from your coach. 
Part of the learning process is to take responsibility for your own preparation before and during a meet.

Warm up is your responsibility not your coaches, if you have prepared correctly during the training cycle there should be no need to "practice" or "tweak" anything on race day during warm up.

Land warm up

  • Head & Neck Flexibility – 3 minutes
  • Arm Flexibility – 3 minutes
  • Trunk Flexibility – 2 minutes
  • Leg Flexibility – 3 minutes
  • Very light jog on spot – 1 minute
  • Very small / light jump on spot  - 1 minute
  • Skipping or simulate skipping – 3 minutes 
  • Total 15 minutes

Swim warm up

  • 200 FC
  • 50 FC Kick – no boards
  • 4 x 100 FC Build 50 Easy, 50 Fast (85%) – 5 rest
  • 50 BC Kick (can be replaced with BRS if swimming it that session)
  • 100 BC EASY
  • 3 starts, 15M MAX swim, 10M easy
  • Total 15-20 minutes / 875 metres

Finally

No pull out's from any event without prior coach consent unless you are injured or ill, in which case you will not be able to swim any more events at the meet. If you have entered you swim unless otherwise agreed with your coach.

Portsmouth Full - Please enter Bristol

posted 9 Nov 2017, 06:02 by Didcot Barramundi   [ updated 17 Nov 2017, 04:35 ]

Please note - The Portsmouth December meet is FULL and are not accepting any more entries.
As a result we will switch to Bristol - see the Gala Information page
Please get entries in by 10 Nov 2017

Claire Newell Wins South East Region Best Volunteer

posted 8 Oct 2017, 02:58 by Didcot Barramundi

We're delighted to announce that Claire Newell has won the South East Region Best Volunteer of the Year award.
More news on this to follow...

Congratulations Claire, the whole Club is very proud.  Thank you for everything you do for us.

A Programme for Success! #2

posted 24 Sep 2017, 11:57 by Didcot Barramundi   [ updated 24 Sep 2017, 12:00 ]

Here is a 
link to Pete's presentation for the County Development, Senior, Masters and Performance Squads that took place on Sunday 24 September 2017.
Thank you for coming along to support your swimmers and the Club.  These are exciting times in the development and growth of Didcot Barramundi Swim Club and we are aiming for success at every level.  

Please speak to Pete or any of the Committee if there are any questions arising from this.

BBATT Winners 2017!

posted 17 Sep 2017, 13:36 by Didcot Barramundi   [ updated 18 Sep 2017, 09:26 ]

The Club couldn't be more proud of all our swimmers today - winning BBATT ahead of very strong opposition from Aylesbury, Bourne End, Thame and Tring.  
Well done Maddison Langley winning Top Girl with Lilia Gilbert coming 2nd and Isabelle Langley in 3rd and well done Alfie Baum coming 2nd in the Top Boy competition.
Winning the Cannon Relay was a fantastically exciting way to end the gala too - great team effort!

Well done to all our fabulous swimmers, and thank you to all our wonderful helpers who volunteered to give up their whole weekend to make the gala happen.

A Programme for Success! #1

posted 13 Sep 2017, 00:28 by Didcot Barramundi   [ updated 24 Sep 2017, 12:00 ]

Here is a link to Pete's presentation for the Academy and Junior Development Squads that took place on Sunday 10 September 2017.
Thank you for coming along to support your swimmers.  These are exciting times in the development and growth of the Club and we are aiming for success at every level.  

Please speak to Pete or any of the Committee if there are any questions arising from this.

Congratulations Award Winners 2017!

posted 10 Sep 2017, 03:25 by Didcot Barramundi   [ updated 24 Sep 2017, 12:09 ]

Congratulations to all our nominees and award winners at this year's Awards Evening - thank you to the organisers, Charlotte and Nathan for putting together such an excellent event.

The winners are listed here and pictures from the evening are in the Gallery.

The Club is extremely proud to have such a wonderful collection of young people making up our fantastic swimming family.

BBATT Programme Now Available

posted 7 Sep 2017, 09:51 by Didcot Barramundi   [ updated 7 Sep 2017, 09:53 ]

The programme is available
here.
Please print your own programme for BBATT as they will not be available on the day.

Owen 2nd in Henley Splash 2017

posted 10 Jul 2017, 06:55 by Didcot Barramundi

Owen coming in to take second place in the 8-10 category of the Henley Splash 2017!

Alfie wins Henley Mile 2017

posted 10 Jul 2017, 04:54 by Didcot Barramundi   [ updated 10 Jul 2017, 06:55 ]

Congratulations Alfie on coming first in the Henley Mile on Sunday 9th July 2017, beating 483 other swimmers to top spot in a time of 18:22 - great swimming!

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