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PLEASE READ THE BELOW INFORMATION CAREFULLY BEFORE ENQUIRING ABOUT TRIAL

Entry standard requirements for Nemo squad (ages 6 - 9yrs):

 

- Ability to complete 25m comfortably on frontcrawl, with correct breathing to the side
- Having a legal breaststroke kick
- Ability to swim multiple 25m swims (with rest) on backstroke, breaststroke and dolphin kick
- Completing forward somersaults in the water
The two main stumbling blocks are the f/c swim with breathing and the breaststroke kick.

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  1. Fill in the online form in order to request a trial - please include in the comments box; swimmers date of birth, current swimming ability level (e.g stage reached within a swim scheme) and location (Bury St Edmunds or Haverhill area) OR if they are moving from another swimming club, please give an indication of pb times over a variety of events. This will be directed to the club coaches and will give them an idea of the current level of the swimmer
  2. The Head Coach (Dan Pilbrow - h[email protected]) will offer the parent a trial date.
  3. On the initial trial date (week 1), a decision will be made whether the swimmer is at the required standard to join the club and will be assigned to a training group
  4. Swimmer will be invited for two further trials - weeks 2 and 3
  5. Parents, please fill out the WSSC Trial form which can be found HERE and return to the Membership Officer (Nicki Broad) on [email protected]
  6. Following week 2, the WSSC Membership Officer will email a membership pack with a specific WSSC ID and standing order form, that will need to be completed and taken to the bank to set up the monthly squad payment
  7. Week 3 - the Head Coach (Dan Pilbrow) will give a brief presentation to any Nemo squad parents, either during the 3rd session OR via ZOOM over that weekend. If in person, we can take the joining fee & Swim England (SE) fee via a PayPal card machine
  8. The coaches will inform the Membership Officer that the swimmer is fully signed up and that they will commence membership, with payment starting from the 1st of the following month
  9. No swimmers will be allowed to complete a trial, without having first filled in the online form OR until the joining fee and SE fees have been received