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Everything you need to know about Dartes. From training times and how to apply for membership, through a potted club history, qualifying times for major meets, and everything else you need as a member of Dartes or a potential member of Dartes.

Club Information The Dartes Squads


This section introduces the Dartes squads, and provides information for their members.

The Dartes Training Scheme

DARTES Everything you ever wanted to know about the Dartes scheme but never thought to ask:
- What is DARTES?
- Our Feeder Clubs
- In Performance
- The Logo and Graphics


Details about meets we'll be attending and qualifying times, etc.
- Events Calendar
- First Meet Info

- NQTs, 2014 (PDF)

North East Region:
- Championships 2014

- Winter Competition, 2013
- YSA Championships, 2014

Internal Dartes Entry Forms

There is a standard entry form for Dartes members to use when entering competitions.
- Online Entry Form (preferred)
- Printable Entry Form (MS Excel)

Using the online version saves our Competition Secretary a lot of time (and reduces errors) so use that whenever possible.

Note: Entry fees must be submitted before your entries will be processed.

Common Information

The following documents are relevant to all Dartes members and anyone else hoping to progress to this level.

- Meet Protocol
- LTAD Introduction (PDF)
- LTAD Progression at Dartes (PDF)
- LTAD Framework (DOCx)
- Technique Guidelines (PDF)

- Rotator Cuff Exercises

- Land Training
- 10 Commandments

A collection of articles by USA Swimming for competitive swimmers, their parents, and coaches:
1. Goal Setting
2. Mental Imagery
3. Self Talk
4. Team Building
5. Concentration
6. Self-Confidence
7. Physical & Mental Energy
8. Mental Preparation

Helen's guide to nutrition:
- Nutrition Guide

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Phase 1, 2, 3 - Junior Developement Squad

Typically the entry point to the Dartes programme, all the detail you could want about the Junior Development Squad can be found below.

- Training Times
- Standing Order Mandate (PDF)

Before entering this squad, the following two forms must be completed:
- Membership Application (PDF)
- Recommendation Slip (PDF)
- Phase 1 monthly fees: £14
- Phase 2 monthly fees: £26
- Phase 3 monthly fees: £38
- Coach: Jordan Allerton

Phase 4 - Age Group Squad

Age Group Squad members at Harrogate's Hydro After graduating the Junior Development Squad, the next phase is the Age Group squad. Here we develop key skills and build a strong fitness base.

- Training Times
- Standing Order Mandate (PDF)

- Logbook
- Code of Conduct
- Phase 4 monthly fees: £70
- Coach: Dave Cuthbert

Phase 5 - Premier Squad

Premier Squad training camp, 2007 The pinnacle of swimming in Doncaster, the current Dartes Premier Squad contains national finalists across the age ranges and has produced National team members in the past.

- Introduction
- Training Times

- Long Course Training
- Standing Order Mandate (PDF)
- Logbook
- Code of Conduct
- Phase 4 monthly fees: £85
- Coach: Matthew Cross