10 years and over (guidance only)
To offer a non-competitive environment for individuals to develop their personal aquatic skills and abilities; predominantly in swimming but occasionally in water polo and synchro. Lane(s) for fitness swimming may be provided for swimmers who show the willing and ability to perform a complete session (also age dependant).
Either promotion from Minnows or progression from local Swim Schools/Learn To Swim providers by achieving NTP Stages 6/7 (or equivalent).
Age related entry (10 years +)
Transition from Academy or other squads.
Swimmers will be invited to participate in Club events, e.g. Club Championships, etc
It is important to maintain attendance to ensure continued progressive development. Please advise the squad coach of any absence.
Please note that additional training sessions are looking to be added onto the squad schedule.
Training Performance & Expectations
Swimmers are encouraged to take personal responsibility for applying the feedback given to them on all technical aspects from their coach. Sessions will utilise the Swim England NTP Levels 8-10, distance awards and other aquatic schemes to recognise personal achievement. Water polo and synchro skills will too be taught and assessed periodically.
Individuals are encouraged to take a positive work ethic at all sessions and to be committed to learning and continuing their development.
Swimmers are also expected to uphold and maintain respect for other Club members, coaches, volunteers, officials, other pool and facility users and the facilities themselves in abidance with the Club “code of conduct”. Every swimmer should understand that they are representative of and act as ambassadors for the Club.
Swimmers may wish to transfer to a Competitive Squad at a later stage. This will be based on each swimmer’s ability and squad criteria acquirements. Please discuss this with your squad coach.