Performance Squad

Performance Squad              Coach:  John Mills OLY





Minimum Age: Girls 11 Boys 12

  • Attend 5 training sessions a week regularly, school swimming maybe taken into account.
  • Complete 10 x 100m FS off 1.45, 10 x 100 IM off 2.00, 20 x 50m FS off 50.00
  • Swimmers should be competing at Regional Level + Achieve Surrey QTs in following:
  • 1 x Distance Freestyle Boys 1500m/400m/200m, Girls 800m/400m/200m
  • 1 x Individual medley and/or
  • 1 x 200m Form Stroke
  • Develop and improve stroke technique on all four strokes
  • The criteria may vary from time to time according to squad numbers and selection will be by the Club Coaches


  • Develop and improve stroke technique on all four strokes
  • Learn more complex stroke drill progressions for all the four strokes.
  • Practice IM swimming sets.
  • Learn and perfect starts, turns and finishes on all four strokes and IM turns and relay takeovers.
  • Independently monitor training by using a pace clock.
  • Complete a well-balanced training programme that includes; varied pace swims (builds, negative splits, descending sets etc),basic swimming speed, pacing and over distance swims.
  • Increase the distance covered in training sessions to improve endurance.
  • Participate in regional/county galas and club galas, performing a variety of strokes and distances.
  • Learn the process of goal setting and working toward objectives.
  • Independently learn to complete a log book of training and competition results (to be checked monthly by head coach).
  • Learn and practise basic stretching and core body strength work.
  • Take responsibility for training equipment required at each training session (pull buoy, drink bottle and fins, goggles).
  • Arrive on Poolside 10 minutes before each training session

  • Disabled swimmers eligible for IPC Classification will be assessed in line with LTAD and coach discretion - where appropriate guidance from the London Regional Disability Coach will be sought.

    All squad selections and criteria are at the discretion of the coaching team and are made in line with Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD). Swimmers who are dissatisfied with their squad selection will need to make an appointment with the Head Coach and Welfare Officer/Secretary to discuss the reasoning. Swimmers below the age of 18 will need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.