“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
Click on the link below for more information on each squad
- Academy Bronze squad
- Academy Silver squad
- Academy Gold squad
- Swim squad
- Performance squad
- Elite Performance squad
|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.