As I discussed my plans for Madison to re-join Bethnal Green Sharks with the Swim England development coach I was made aware that the London Aquatics Advanced Coaching Program has an especially developed coaching plan, that is most scientifically selected and takes all matters like growth and heart rates, lactic acid production and other things into serious consideration.
Some swimmers train full-time at the LAC ACS and they are always fully able to take advantage of the latest training regime and some swimmers join the program on a part-time basis from other clubs.
However, I have been advised that a number of local clubs have subscribed to take part in the advanced coaching scheme, so that swimmers can seamlessly train with their own club and then part-time in the LAC. But if a club is not part of this advanced coaching scheme then the swimmer risks loosing a lot of progress by not training to the latest methods and for that reason Madison cannot join or swim for Bethnal Green Sharks at the moment.
Bethnal Green Sharks were offered by Swim England to participate in the Advanced Coaching Scheme but refused at this time. That means, Madison is unable for this reason to swim for this club. Sorry Bethnal Green.
Now even learner swimmers can take advantage of this scheme, if they train at the London Aquatics Centre. Swimming Lessons are run by Better, but they select talented swimmers and invite them to a Talent Lane program and then there is also the option to join the LAC ACS training program in the swimming club.
Currently learner swimmers have a better chance to develop properly if they start learning at the London Aquatics Centre or at any London Club that is part of the Advanced Coaching Scheme or has similar methods that succeed with national swimming programs.