The District Regional Programme (DRP) is an initiative run by Scottish Swimming in cooperation with the Districts.
It underpins the National Performance Programme of Senior, Youth and Youth Development squads. DRP is delivered locally in each District over three intensive days, one in each of September, October and December and aims to be progressive, motivating, challenging and enjoyable. It also provides an opportunity for coaches and swimmers alike to develop a greater understanding of many key areas of competitive swimming
The programme is designed to develop and educate swimmers aged between 11 and 16 (who have achieved the criteria laid down in the National Selection Policy) along with all coaches working within all clubs. It is delivered at two levels to provide an element of year-on-year progression. Based on their work at the DRP days and their attendance at all three with a home coach, swimmers may be nominated by the Lead Coaches for selection to attend stroke-specific training days in the following Spring.
This is delivered on two levels:
Level one - for swimmers aged 11 – 13 years includes:
- Skill development
- Speed and Endurance
- Land work – injury prevention, mobility, co-ordination development
- Basic mental skills and planning
Level two - for swimmers aged 13+ years includes:
- Skill and training refinement
- Start/Turn/Swim Underwater
- Racing skills and strategies transfer
- Land to swimming transfer