“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 Academy to Performance squad
When deciding whether to offer a swimmer a place in the Performance squad, the head coaches consider speed, technique, age, competitive experience and attitude in training.
At Performance level, training distances and expected speeds increase, so before they can be considered for a place swimmers would normally need to be able to swim:
100 m front crawl in a time of 1:35.00 or faster and 66 m front crawl in 1:00.00 or faster.
And to meet at least two of the following three standards:
66 m backstroke: 1:10.00 or faster
66 m breaststroke: 1:15.00 or faster
33 m butterfly: 30 seconds or faster
Swimming these times does not guarantee a place in the Performance squad, but is part of the minimum requirement for consideration.