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Gold Squad

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Swimmers will be training full time with coaches Fiona Leeson & Jon Yates.


  • Total commitment to training
  • Swimmers will normally be 12 years and older and have a minimum criteria (details on request) that places them within County / Regional qualification times.
  • They will be selected by the Head Coach based on attitude, discipline, long-term potential, and gala performance
  • Full criteria available here


  • To prepare swimmers to race effectively in competition including Club Championships, leagues, open meets, county and regional competitions.
  • Gold Squad swimmers will be required to enter 200 FC / MFS / and IM as priority events in meets and a full BAGCAT entry at Club Championships.
  • To prepare swimmers to progress to Top Squad.
  • To develop an understanding of the fundamental principles governing competitive swim training.
  • To develop the ability to monitor training performance through the use of % PB times, heart rate, stroke count and rate of perceived exertion (RPE).


  • Regional Championships
  • County Championships
  • High Standard Open Meets

Training requirements

  • A minimum of 30 hours swimming every 4 weeks out of a total of 48 hours.

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