Squad Structure

Club Coaches have undertaken a detailed review of our squad structure and have developed a new and exciting pathway to benefit the long term athlete development of all swimmers.

Junior squads will see minimal changes but their progression to the Senior squads will open up opportunities for goal led development based on their own ambitions.


Stages 6 & 7 will merge to become ACADEMY.

Current Academy Stages 8,9 & 10 will be renamed DEVELOPMENT 8,9 & 10. The numbering continues to follow the Swim England "Learn to Swim" pathway whilst the name relates to the target of developing skills to improve technique in preparation for progression once criteria are met.

Current Development squads will be renamed COMPETITIVE 1 & 2. Kettering ASC is a competitive swimming club and the name change reflects both the nature of the Club and the expectations for these swimmers. IMPORTANT: training days, times and venues will change for these squads. See the revised timetable for more information.


Most of the structural changes affect the Senior Squads with Bronze, Silver, Gold and Titanium being replaced by PERFORMANCE 1, PERFORMANCE 2, EXCEL 1 & EXCEL 2.

The progression pathway can be seen below, and squad criteria can be found here

Click here for the training schedule, which involves pool time and strength & conditioning (land) training.


Masters will see a change to training days and times and Swim Fit remains an option open to all swimmers.

This restructure represents an exciting development for the Club. It is enabling our swimmers to achieve their goals and ambitions, whatever they may be, by providing the training environments necessary to achieve success.