Development 1

Development 1

Wandsworth Swimming Club swimmers are divided among seven squads based on criteria such at ability, times achieved age and age at 31 Dec.

Development 1 squad key criteria are listed here. For more detail on squad eligibility times, county/regional qualifying times, timetables and pool locations see links below.

Development 1 Squad

Squad focus - skill development and introduction to aerobic training 

  • 7 - 9 years. Maximum age (on 31st December) when accepted into Dev. 1 squad is 9
  • 2 out of 3 sessions per week; we do not accept the substitution of a school swimming lesson, another club training session or private lesson for the required WSC sessions per week 
  • ASA Stage 8 
  • Participation in Mini Galas and Club Championships; Open meets should be entered on coach’s recommendation only
  • All 25m events - technically legal
  • 3 of 4 of the 50m events 
  • 200m freestyle 
  • Streamline position 
  • Understanding of lane etiquette / discipline 

All admittance to the squad and further movement through the Club structure is determined by the Coaching Team.

The Transitioning / Promotion process can be found on our website in the Events section.



  • Tuesday      18.15 to 19.15 (at Wimbledon College)
  • Wednesday  17.00 to 18.00 (at Putney Leisure Centre)
  • Saturday      08.00 to 09.00 (at Bank of England)

For maps and other details see Pool Locations

Squad Rep: Sinead Daneshvar 

London Region Qualifying Times

Surrey County Qualifying Times