Bridge of Don A.S.C. Swimmers at COAST
Six clubs in Aberdeen form COAST (City of Aberdeen Swim Team): Bridge of Don, Cults Otters, Aberdeen Dolphins, Bon Accord Thistle, Dyce and Bucksburn swimming clubs. Representatives of these six clubs run COAST.
Development Squad offers a link between JC3/JC3D and COAST. Swimmers in this squad train for an extra hour per week(one 10 week block) under COAST coaches, whilst continuing to train with their own club.
Progression from JC3/Elite is to the Junior Potential Squad within COAST. From this point onwards, swimmers train solely with COAST, although they remain affiliated to their own club.
Within COAST, swimmers progress from the Junior Potential, to Youth Potential, to the Performance squad. Swimmers in these squads swim at District level and aim to do well at National Age Group Championships. The workload becomes progressively greater. By the time they reach National Squad, swimmers are being trained to international level.
Bridge of Don ASC at it's discretion allows swimmers to continue to swim in JC3D without entering into COAST.
The City Council employs a Chief Coach who is responsible for setting the programme for all the clubs. The
Chief Coach coaches the Performance Squad, and works closely with the council's Swimming Development Officers, club and COAST coaches and the directors of SASA.
For the latest news and information please visit the COAST website http://www.coastswimming.org.uk