County Development Squad


Weekly Training Schedule – Development Squad


Coach – Louise Silvestri

Email : [email protected]






Wednesday PM

Spelthorne Leisure Centre

6.50-7.00pm Pre Pool

7.00-8.30pm Pool

Thursday PM

Egham Leisure Centre

6.35-6.45pm Pre Pool

6.45-7.45pm Pool

7.45-7.55pm Post Pool

Friday PM

Egham Leisure Centre

7.05-7.15pm Pre Pool

7.15-8.15pm Pool

8.15-8.25pm Post Pool


Sunday PM

Spelthorne Leisure Centre

6.20-6.30pm Pre Pool

6.30-8.00pm Pool




Pre Pool

30 minutes

Post Pool

20 minutes

Swim 25m

5 hours


Total Weekly Training 5 hours 50 minutes



  • 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 : £99.00 per month


Annual Registration (includes ASA) : £40.00 per year (payable by mid February)


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.