Development Squad

Weekly Training Schedule 2024

Development Squad

Coach – Ellie Berryman

Email : [email protected]





Tuesday PM

Bishopsgate School

7.45-8.45pm Pool

Wednesday PM

Egham Leisure Centre

6.00-7.00pm Land Training

7.15-9pm Pool

Thursday PM

Egham Leisure Centre

6.30-6.45pm Pre Pool

6.45-8.15pm Pool

Saturday AM

Sunbury Leisure Centre

7.00-8.00am Pool

Sunday PM

Spelthorne Leisure Centre

6.15-7.15pm Pool


Pre Pool/Post Pool

Land Training

Swim 25m

Swim 50m

1 hour

5 hours 15 mins

1 hour



  • Swimmers aged 8-9 years should attend 3 sessions per week
  • Swimmers aged 10-11 should attend a minimum of 4 sessions per week
  • Swimmers aged 12 should attend 5 sessions per week
  • Swimmers must attend all target open meets and support all Black Swan club events

Fees : £102.00 per month

Annual Registration (includes ASA) : £46.00 per year payable every January

Athlete Development Support Pathway Stage : Learn to Train

Age Range : Girls 8-12 years and Boys aged 8-12 years

Development Phase : Major skill learning and development stage, all basic skills and techniques learned before swimmers enter puberty.

Typical Weekly Training Volume : 5-11 kilometers per week

Progressions : Peak motor development, fundamental technical skill development progressively more specific stroke work.  Fundamental ancillary capacities, knowledge and experience, land based work introduced to develop fundamental movements and body weight exercises.  Pre and post pool work outs introduced and developed with progressive routines.

Swim Specific : Development of all four strokes and Individual Medley, specific events 200m Freestyle and 200IM.

About : Development Squad allows talented young swimmers the opportunity to attain first level competitive swimming at a young age when cognitive and motor skills develop fastest.  Swimmers learn movement literacy and develop their fundamental technical skills which will last a lifetime.  “Perfect” practice is the order of the day; swimmers learn stroke discipline, body balance, co-ordination of movements and early development of body weight strengthening.