Squad Overview

FSC ACADEMY - swimming lessons for children age 3.5 +

We run a thriving swim academy for children on Sunday afternoons/evenings at Farnham Leisure Centre. Our Academy Bronze, Silver and Gold classes all take place in the teaching pool, between 4pm and 7pm. Children can then progress to the main pool when they join the Academy Platinum class.

Our FSC Head of Academy is Sydney Lee. Syd is supported in the Academy by two Level 1 teachers, and, quite often, one or more volunteers, who are swimmers in the main club (they’ll be the ones you see in the purple tops!)

The Academy teachers regularly assess the swimmers in each class and move them on to the next class whenever they are ready. 

If you’re interested in bringing your swimmer along for a free trial so they can see what the Academy is like, and which class would be most suitable, please do register for a trial on the home page of our website and we’ll look forward to meeting you!

PERFORMANCE SQUADS

Our performance squads train regularly throughout the week at either Farnham Leisure Centre or Aldershot Garrison. From the age of 9, swimmers can begin to attend Open Meets, and we encourage them to do so. Coaches prepare swimmers throughout the season to achieve county, regional and national qualification times. We also take part in the National Arena Swimming League, which is always an exciting time for our swimmers!

FITNESS SQUADS

We have many swimmers who do not necessarily wish to train as intensively as those in our performance squads, and we cater for them in our “Fitness Stream” squads - Competitive Development and Senior Competitive. These squads are ideal for those who love swimming, enjoy the club environment and wish to stay fit, but for whom the main performance squads are not appropriate. Swimmers in these squads are, however, very welcome to take part in open meets, should they wish to race. We’re always very happy to consider and facilitate moves between the performance and fitness squads depending on swimmers’ wishes and needs at any particular stage.

MASTERS SQUAD

Our Masters squad covers a wide range of abilities and ages, from the casual swimmer to regional and national competitors. If you are interested in swimming to improve your general fitness or technique or just to swim in a more motivational or social group, then please do request a trial. The Masters Squad is very welcoming and would love to meet you!