Star Groups

 Entrance Criteria


Min. Weekly Session Commitment

Typical Age

Typical Squad Capacity

Performance Criteria for Squad Entry

All criteria must be achieved to move into each of the Star Groups 



6 - 9


  •   Perform 25m of Basic Freestyle, Back stroke & Breast-stroke (correct leg kick)
  •   Perform a butterfly leg kick action
  •   Perform a forwards and backwards tucked roll
  •   Jump or Dive into deep water



6 - 10

  •  To be able to swim 50m of Front-crawl, Back stroke, Breast-stroke and 25m Butterfly showing basic turn technique.



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  •   To have achieved 3 x PSC C Standard Pace Awards in 50m events
  •   To have achieved a time in 200m Freestyle
  •   To have achieved a time in 100m IM demonstrating 4 legal strokes and correct basic IM turns technique


 Training Equipment 

It is recommended that all athletes bring along two pairs of set up goggles and two swimming caps to each and every training session. Along with a water bottle big enough to cover 750ml per hour of training.

  • 2 x Water Bottles
  • 2 x Caps
  • 2 x 'Set Up' Pairs of Goggles
  • Finis PSC Ultra Mesh Bag
  • Finis Foam Pull Bouy
  • Finis Foam Kickboard
  • Finis Z2 Gold Zoomer Fins
  • Finis Swimmers (or Junior) Snorkel

 Full Equipment Guide


Annual Competitive Commitments 

Bronze, Silver and Gold Star will be available to compete in the following events / leagues. (See Calendar on Website);

  • Poole Swimming Club Styles Gala
  • PSC Level 4 Time Trials
  • PSC Level 4 Club Championships
  • ASA Dorset Novice League (selection)
  • ASA Dorset Graded Meet (min. age 9, upper cut of times)


  Squad Fees

All squad fees can be found on out Club Fees page


 Training Times

Squad Wednesday PM Thursday PM Sunday PM
Bronze Star OFF OFF

17:30 - 18:30


Silver Star

17:00 - 18:00

(Poole High)


17:30 - 18:30


Gold Star

18:00 - 19:00

(Poole High)

17:00 - 18:00

(Poole High)

17:30 - 18:30



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