The aim of Tiger Sharks is to provide the right environment for swimmers to reach their full potential. We do this through our coaching and development programmes. Fundamentally, Tiger Sharks is a competitive and social club, swimmers have the option to compete locally within the United Arab Emirates as well as internationally both regionally and further afield.
This is the top squad within Tiger Sharks. Swimmers in this squad are willing to train as a “elite swimmer”. There is an expectation of demonstrating the right attitude and being prepared to push themselves to reach the highest levels. Swimmers entering into this squad would come from the Junior squad. Consideration for this squad based on Head Coach discretion.
Squad Entry Citeria:
Proven ability and commitment to following a demanding training programme (swimmers, with parental support)
A positive mind set, with the ability to take personal responsibility for performance
100% commitment to team events
A team player – committed, drive to succeed and supportive of others
70-100% attendance of agreed sessions
This squad is the main gateway into our elite programme. Swimmers can compete at a local level if they wish to. Entry into Junior Squad flows from the Tiger Sharks Swim School. Consideration for this squad based is on the Lead Teacher and Head Coach discretion.
Squad Entry Criteria:
Ability to demonstrate all four competitive strokes for a minimum of 25m
A positive mind set
Commitment to team events
A Team player – committed, drive to succeed and supportive of others
Swimmers are assessed by the coaching staff when they join the Tiger Sharks and based on the swimmers’ age and ability they are assigned to the appropriate training squad.
During their membership, swimmers’ progress will be assessed by the coaches and they will be moved up through the squads in accordance with their individual ability and personal goals.
As a member of Tiger Sharks, swimmers are expected to attend the selected training sessions. Failure to do so may prevent your swimmer reaching their full potential, and result in slow progression through the squads.