Derventio eXcel announce opening of ‘hubs’ in Buxton and Chesterfield
Derventio eXcel are extremely pleased to officially announce the opening of our two “Northern” hubs, catering both for full members of the DX squad and for swimmers in DXDS, our Development Squad swimmers.
Based at Buxton and Chesterfield, these hubs provide swimmers, who previously have been unable to access performance training within the County, the opportunity to join, train and compete with the Derbyshire Performance Squad, currently the most successful programme in the history of Derbyshire swimming!!!
Already, 5 swimmers have committed to the Buxton programme and 11 swimmers to the Chesterfield one, with 9 swimmers already meeting the entry criteria into the full DX squad. It is the aim of the Derventio coaching staff and committee to ensure, as these hubs develop and expand that the standard of swimming in Derbyshire continues to go from strength to strength.
Swimmers will be coached in Chesterfield by Mark Tanner (with support from Carla Bickerstaffe and Jake Golding) and in Buxton by Dave Peet, Mike Glossop and Kim Hill. All coaches will liaise with and work under the guidance of DX Head Coach Andi Manley and will follow the current programmes being operated in the South of the County. Strength and conditioning with Sports Science support will also be offered to ensure all Derventio swimmers have access to one of the most successful programmes in the Country.
In addition to this, from January 2012 (exact date to be confirmed) all full members of Derventio, along with DXDS swimmers from Buxton and Chesterfield hubs, will train together each Saturday from 5.30 – 8.00am at the new state-of-the-art 8 lane 25 metre competition pool in Matlock. With this venue offering us greater pool space with accessibility to all we have the opportunity to train together each week as one squad.
These are exciting times and we welcome everyone to Derventio eXcel the Derbyshire Performance Squad.