Squads - Development
The club welcomes a wide range of swimmers from Learn to Swim, Disabled, Age Group and Masters. We however do things differently at the club as we know that the Long Term development of swimmers is the most important thing to consider when putting swimmers in squads.
All age group (9-18 years) swimmers will undertake a trial and if accepted they will be placed into one of two squads based on their age on or before 31st August (school year). Swimmers have the choice between which of the two squads they want to go into, the difference being the level of commitment they want to make.
For swimmers who want to achieve an elite level then the Elite Squads are recommended as these will provide the right balance of land training and swimming to achieve the best results. Swimmers in these squads need to be committed to listerning, work hard and be self motivated.
This said some swimmers are not able to commit to this much training so the club provides them with the opportunity to train at a high level without pressure to attend a minimum number of sessions. These swimmers can at any time (providing there is space) ask to move into one of the Elite squads.
Junior Development & Junior Elite
Aged between 9-12
Youth Development & Youth Elite
Aged between 13-14
Senior Development & Senior Elite
Aged over 15
For more details about each squad please click the relevant box.