“WITHOUT STRUCTURE THERE CAN BE NO SUCCESS”

BILL FURNISS, BRITISH SWIMMING HEAD COACH

HAVING A CLEAR STRUCTURE ALLOWS SWIMMERS AND PARENTS TO KNOW WHERE THEY ARE AND HOW THEY CAN MOVE FORWARD

OUR AIM: IS TO CREATE A CLEAR PATHWAY AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR ALL SWIMMERS OF ALL ABILITIES, WHICH IS SIMPLE TO UNDERSTAND FOR SWIMMERS AND PARENTS ALIKE

Squad Structure

Click on the link below for more information on each squad

 Squad sessions

Lane 1 Lane 2 Lane 3 Lane 4 Lane 5 Lane 6
Monday 6-7 pm Bronze Bronze Silver Silver Gold Gold
Monday 7-8 pm Swim squad Performance Performance Performance Elite perf Elite perf
Monday 8-9 pm Masters Masters Performance Performance Elite perf Elite perf
Wednesday 6-7 pm Gold Gold Swim squad Swim squad    
Wednesday 7-8 pm Masters Masters Elite perf Elite perf    
Wednesday 8-9 pm Performance Performance Elite perf Elite perf    
Thursday 6:30-7:30 am Masters Masters Masters Masters Masters Masters
Friday 7-8 pm Bronze Bronze Silver Silver Gold Gold
Friday 8-9 pm Swim squad Performance Performance Performance Elite perf Elite perf
Sunday 8-9 am Silver Gold Swim / Perf Elite perf Masters Masters
Sunday 9-9:30 am Elite perf          
  • In addition to the pool time, Performance and Elite performance have a land training session every Friday starting 7:00pm before their swim session at 8:00pm.
  • All swimmers are required on pool side 10 mins prior to their session to perform a pool side warm up.

Moving from Silver to Gold squad

The squad aims explain the technical and training skills a swimmer must demonstrate in order to move squads. Swimmers also need to complete a 4 x (split 4 x1 individual medley) test set in an average time of 2:50–3:05, with a fastest time at the lower end of this scale. They will also normally be able to average a front-crawl start-to-15 metres time of below 11.5 seconds. 

Moving from Academy to Performance squad

The squad aims explain the technical and training skills a swimmer must demonstrate in order to move squads. Swimmers also need to complete a 4 x (split 4 x1 individual medley) test set in an average time of 2:30–2:45, with a fastest time at the lower end of this scale. They will also normally be able to average a front-crawl start-to-15 metres time of below 10 seconds.