City of Leeds is a Senior National orientated team which runs strong senior and age group teams. Our programme is based on the premise that every swimmer will achieve his or her full potential in senior swimming. In our training programme, we hope to provide a planned development of technique and fitness training that will equip all our swimmers to take part in a full senior programme. For this reason, young age groupers are restricted to relatively few sessions per week because we believe that the development of the young person should occur progressively and steadily. We try to avoid the "too much too soon" syndrome which we believe places too much pressure on young people. This philosophy of progressive development is pursued by most of the major swimming clubs in this and other leading swimming nations.
We believe that there are many benefits to be gained from participation in organised sport and our object is to provide a situation in which every member can achieve success and attain his/ her full potential as a swimmer and as a person.
Success can be measured in many ways. Not everyone can win medals, but everyone can achieve the satisfying feeling of success in the form of:
Some of the more obvious benefits to be gained from participation in our training programme are:
True motivation must come from within yourself. We have created a situation in which City of Leeds Swimmers can excel at all levels. Whether or not you become a champion depends in part upon your ability but equally importantly upon your attitude to the opportunities the club provides. In the end, you are each responsible for your own level of achievement. "If it is to be it is up to me".