PLEASE NOTE IF SPACES ARE LIMITED THEY WILL BE ALLOCATED AT THE COACHES DISCRETION
Swimming Squad Expectations
Camden Swiss Cottage Swim Club swim across a number of locations in North London. Depending on the squad to which a swimmer qualifies there will be varying criteria/levels of commitment that the swimmer will have to adhere to. Please see our squad pages for more information.
Performance Squads - 8+yrs Moving through Regional, National and International Level. High Levels of commitment expected.
Competitive Squads - 9+yrs Working towards County and Regional Standard. Core training group with good levels of commitment expected.
Academy - 7-9 yrs Introduction to competitive swimming for swimmers direct out of lessons.
Development Squads - 10+yrs Swimmers staying in the sport but not competing and training for fun.
Masters - 18+yrs Swimmers staying competitive in the sport as a pastime.
Trying out for the squads
In order to participate in a trial, a swimmer must be competent across all 4 strokes (front crawl, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly). Disability swimmers should be able to confidently swim a minimum distance of 25m unaided in deep water.
Trial Days and Times
Trials are held on the first Tuesday of each month for swimmers or if demand is high they may be held on successive Tuesdays. You must complete the swim trial form in order to book a trial. Swimmers arriving on the day without official confirmation will not be accepted. Please be aware that requests for trials are high and you may not be invited to the next scheduled trial if it is oversubscribed.
All trials take place at the Swiss Cottage Leisure Centre, Adelaide Rd London NW3 3NF.
Swimmers aged 7 to 11 years(In particular we are targeting swimmers aged 7-9 years old) 1st Sunday of the month 5.30pm
Swimmers aged 12 to 18 years old of a high level are scheduled at Head Coach's discretion
Swimmers aged 18 years and over(Adult/Masters swimmers) scheduled at the Masters coaches discretion
Once your trial is complete you will be contacted with the results within 5 working days.
At that time you may be invited to join one of the squads or recommended further lessons.
To request a trial please fill out our Swim Trial Form. The Team Manager will respond with an invitation to trial within 10 days of submitting the trial form. Please note that the Club has a summer shutdown period from 23 July - 4 September 2022, therefore there may be a delay in offering a trial session until September 2022.