I have already had to quit the LAC ACS scheme because their training schedule has been altered in such a way, from what was originally agreed, that it is no longer suitable for Madison’s needs.
It is up to each club to produce a training package, that they can manage and afford and think it is most effective, but all training packages have time-restraints and travel needs. So unfortunately LAC ACS is no longer suitable for us.
I shall miss those wonderful shopping opportunities nearby, e.g. popping into Waitrose or John Lewis whilst Madison is swimming. Also it is very sad to say good-bye to a very well cleaned pool environment.
I believe we have found a club, which is not only the most improved but also has, in my opinion, the best training package in the area.
Luckily here in London we have quite a few clubs to choose from but for me it is always important
- what the training times are
- how easy I can travel there
- what training package there is
I think that the LAC training is quite expensive for the actual training offered, I am very sorry to say that.
But because we have already signed up for competitions, we’ll need to wait a while before we can formally join another club and compete in their name.
I have found that once a swimmer becomes a swimming teenager, it becomes increasingly difficult to find quality training and a club that suits with timing especially.