Academy Silver is the first full competitive level of the club. Swimmers join from Academy Bronze or from an external lessons programme. Swimmers will develop their technical ability and endurance. They will also be taught starts and turns. Swimmers will compete in their first competition in this squad usually at an invitational meet.
Academy Silver Entry Criteria
- Swimmers aged 7-10. Age as of December 31.
- Swim 400m continuously holding good technique
- Kick 25m in under 30 seconds
- Hold underwaters to 15m
- Perform all starts and turns correctly
A minimum of 2 sessions per week is required.
Not meeting criteria - A move back into lessons or into Development Bronze
Exceeds criteria - A move into Academy Gold
ALL squad movements will be at the discretion of the Head Coach.
Lead Coach - Michelle McCarthy
Assistant Coach - Neil Mathews
Annual Club Membership(Swimmer under 18) - £14.50
Annual Club Membership(Parent) - £5.20(One parent must be registered)
Annual ASA Membership - £33.75
Squad Fee - £61.00 per month