Wandsworth Swimming Club swimmers are divided among seven squads based on criteria including ability and times achieved age as at 31 Dec.
The Performance squad key criteria are listed below. For more detail on squad eligibility times, county/regional QTs, timetables and pool locations see links below.
The Junior Performance squad is a highly competitive squad, only aimed at swimmers for whom the sport of swimming becomes a "lifestyle choice" and who desire to follow our 3C Credo of:
CHOICE – COMMITMENT – CHAMPION
Swimmers in the Junior Performance squad must be committed to the overall development and improvement of all components of swimming fitness. They need to combine the technical, tactical and psychological aspects required to achieve, and with adequate training, surpass their specifically targeted goals.
Attendance must be maintained at min 85% during any given four-week period including land training sessions which are mandatory to all Performance swimmers (land training may be set up on alternating weeks for Senior and Junior squads based on numbers)
A swimmer must have an ability to cope with standard training sets for their squads throughout the season (Senior Performance – 20 x 100 free @ 1.30, ability to swim 5000-7000m during training sessions; Junior Performance – 15 x 100 free @ 1.40, ability to swim 4000-6000m during training sessions)
The minimum required performance achievement is a County time and ability to actively work towards Regional times and National Championships
A swimmer must participate in all eligible events in the County and Regional Championships (unless advised / instructed otherwise by the Head Coach)
A swimmer must participate in the Arena League series – if selected – and a minimum of four Open Meets during the season following WSC competition calendar
A swimmer must represent WSC only at all meets and wear WSC hat for both training and competition
All swimmers are required to have their full training equipment in working order at all sessions (Kick board, pull buoy, short fins, hand paddles, snorkel, resistance band - for activation exercises)
Movement up/out of the Performance squad is based on:
- age - Junior Performance age 11 (on 31st December) to 16. Maximum age (on 31st December) when accepted into Junior Performance is 13 for girls and 14 for boys
- up to date attendance
- competition & training performance and ability as set out in the squad criteria
- the discretion of the Head Coach in exceptional circumstances.
For swimmers who are not able to maintain or reach the required criteria after a reasonable period of training, alternative options will be discussed and made available following discussion with the Head Coach.
- Monday 19.30 to 21.30
- Tuesday 19.30 to 21.00
- Wednesday 19.00 to 20.30 (at Crystal Palace)
- Thursday 19.00 to 20.00 Land Training
- Thursday 20.00 to 21.30
- Friday 19.30 to 21.00
- Sunday 14.00 t0 16.00 (at Ernest Bevin)
Training is at Putney Leisure Centre except where indicated above
For maps and other details see Pool Locations
Squad Rep: Nadia Venturi
London Region QTs
Surrey County QTs
ASA National QTs