At the higher levels of performance, swimmers are divided into Pre-Squad, Development Squad and Senior Squad. Entry to these squads is defined by age and ability across all four strokes, with times swimmers have to achieve. These targets are challenging but achievable through har dwork and training.
Of course it is rare in practice for our swimmers to achieve the required standard in all four strokes, so on a day-to-day basis they are nominally allocated to one of the squad levels according to age and general ability. The swimmers then work with our coaches to meet individual achievement targets, albeit within the wider aspirational framework of the squad thresholds - in turn part of our goal of raising the standards of our club swimmers.
We are always on the lookout for dedicated, talented, swimmers for the squad. So if you are an experienced competitive swimmer and want to join a club with ambitions to go take you further, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to organise a trial swim.