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Squads

The Gators Squads (A, B, C, D squads) are for the dedicated and committed swimmers who wish to take their sport to the next level.  The amount of commitment required from both parent and swimmer alike should not be under-estimated. Attendance at a minimum number of sessions per week is required including early mornings. 

Morning training sessions are 1.5 hours duration (Walthamstow Community Pool)
Evening training sessions are 2 hours duration (Waltham Forest Feel Good Centre, Sylvestrian, LAC)

Commitment required (minimum sessions):

A squad- 7 sessions per week

B squad- 6 session per week

​C squad- 5 sessions per week

​D squad- 4 sessions per week

Timetable of Sessions:

  Mornings Evenings
Monday

5:30am- 7am

A,B,C,D

6pm- 8pm

A,B,D

Tuesday

5:30am- 7am

A,B,C

6pm- 8pm

A,B,C,D

Wednesday

5:30am- 7am

A,B,C,D

6pm- 8pm

A,B,C,D

Thursday

5:30am- 7am

A,B,C

6pm- 8pm

A,B,C,D

Friday

5:30am- 7am

A,B,D

Land training- 6pm- 6:30pm

Swimming- 6:30pm- 8:30pm

A,B,C

Top Squad Selection Criteria

When the Head Coach and Assistant Head coach select swimmers for the Top Squads they consider the following:

  • the swimmers stroke technique
  • a demonstrated ability that the swimmer can handle the tough training regime
  • the swimmer's ability to handle the psychology of the group
  • the swimmer's ability to compete well
  • attitude and whether the swimmer is prepared to make the commitment

Coach/Swimmer Ratios