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Stroke correction and
development

SSS believes that stroke correction and developing swimmers are the fundamental building blocks that create fast and happy swimmers. We train and teach all our coaches with regards to the latest stroke technique throughout the world, this ensures all our swimmers receive the latest and most relevant stroke correction techniques. Developing swimmers while they grow is a passion, they develop new friendships, swimmers learn to understand what it means to be a good teammate and swimmers learn what it means to have good sportsmanship and respect for others.

Squad training

We have 5 squads with which swimmers are able to train.

Training Times

SUB-JUNIORS
Summer:
Mon to Fri: 14:30-15:15
Mon to Thu: 16:30-17:15
Winter:
Mon to Fri: 14:30-15:30
Mon to Thu: 16:00-16:45

JUNIORS
Summer:
Mon to Fri: 15:15-16:15
Mon to Thu: 16:30-17:15
Winter:
Mon to Fri: 14:30-15:30
Mon to Thu: 16:00-16:45

INTERMEDIATES
Summer:
Mon to Thu: 16:15-17:45
Fri: 16:00-18:00
Sat: 08:00-10:00
Winter:
Mon to Thu: 15:30-17:00
Fri: 16:00-18:00

YOUTH & SENIORS
Summer:
Mon to Thu: 17:00-19:00
Fri: 16:00-18:00
Sat: 08:00-10:00
Winter:
Mon to Fri: 16:00-18:00

TRI ATHLETE & MASTERS SQUAD
Summer:
Mon to Fri: 17:30-19:00
Mon, Wed & Fri: 5:30-06:30
Winter:
Mon to Fri: 17:00-18:30
dependent on weather

Morning Training

Swimmers 13yrs and older are required to do morning training during summer.

Monday, Wednesday, Friday from  5:15 to 6:30
Dates to be confirmed with coach.

Saturday Training

Dates and times determined by the coach.

What to bring for training

  • Towel, costume, cap (optional), goggles.

  • Kickboard.

  • Pull-buoy.

  • Short fins.

  • Liquid refreshment (e.g. Water or
    Energade-type drink).

  • Wet bag to carry everything in.

Alternative training
methods

The coaches at Sandton Seals believe in a holistic approach to training. This means that we use various types of training methods which are safe and help develop swimmers who will be strong and fast but most importantly injury free. We incorporate dry land training into our daily training routine. Dry land training sets are carefully created and put together by the coaches to ensure that there is no risk in over use injuries or over fatiguing the swimmers. There are many advantages to alternative training methods but the main ones are, injury prevention and stimulating the mind and body to something different so that swimmers don’t get bored.

We have worked hard over the years to form relationships with a number of physios, bio-kineticists and sports scientists that we use to help any swimmers if needed. This relationship is important because the chosen or recommend professionals give essential feedback to the coaches, which in turn helps ensure that the swimmers recovery is fast and taken care of.

Goal setting

At least once a year the coaches sit together with swimmers and help teach them the importance of setting goals and what sacrifices and hard work it will take to achieve their chosen goals. The coaches also help swimmers realise what goals were achieved or not achieved in the past and discuss the process forward. We believe that swimming should and can be used as a tool to help swimmers learn life lessons. Understanding goals and aspirations and what it takes to achieve them is a lesson they can use throughout life to help them be successful in whatever they set their minds to. After all if swimmers are going to be jumping into the water day after day without vision or goals, they will most likely lose interest over time and we don’t want that!