Squad criteria - Please CLICK HERE for the latest version of the criteria for each of our swimming groups.

Performance Squads (Gold, Silver & Bronze) 

These are the top three competitive swimming squads with highly motivated swimmers, striving to improve performance. Swimmers will maximise their performance in training and compete regularly, reaching County standard or further. Swimmers show commitment to training and personal development.


(1)     County standard or higher
(2)     Commitment to competitions
(3)     Represent the club to the highest level
(4)     Develop understanding of nutrition and anatomy/physiology   


Masters & Youth/Fitness Squad

Senior Squad swimmers are at a high standard, but cannot commit to the high training schedule required in Performance Squad. This is the club's Youth and Fitness squad which also encorporates the Masters group.


(1)     To enjoy competing and performing well
(2)     To develop technique and speed
(3)     To encourage participation of all ages
(4)     Commitment to competitions and representing the club

Stamina Group

The Stamina Squad is swimmers who are primarily developing their stamina, progressing to a level where they can swim efficiently and effectively for a long period. They show enthusiasm to develop their swimming technique and skills. 


(1)     To develop the stamina of swimmers
(2)     To encourage participation in club championships and galas
(3)     To develop understanding of stroke technique
(4)     Progress within the swimming club

Stroke Groups (Stroke 1 & Stroke 2)

The Stroke Group contains swimmers who have met the assessment requirement for the Club. The key aim is to introduce effective technique for all strokes, to improve the swimmer’s efficiency within the water. 


(1)      To develop effective techniques on all strokes
(2)     To meet ASA Diving into water standards
(3)     To enjoy learning and developing swimming skills
(4)     Progress within the swimming club 

Learn to Swim Teaching (LTS) Groups (Stages 1-7)

The LTS group follows the British Swimming/Swim England Teaching stages 1-7 leading to a the next stage of meeting the requirements of Stroke group. This typically contains young swimmers who are developing water confidence, breathing patterns, stroke technique and kicking skills.


(1)      To improve water confidence
(2)      To work towards the club entry level requirements (Stroke group)
(3)      To enjoy the experience of swimming



The Club published the following restructure proposals for consultation with its Members in November 2019. A Chairman's letter, the restructure proposals and a copy of the response form can be accessed by clicking the links below. 

Chairman Letter - November 2019

Consultation Proposal Document

Consultation Response Form   

A Summary of Consultation Responses and action points from the Club consultation workshop are published below

Consultation Workshop Feedback 

Formal Consultation Responses and Feedback

The Approach to the Implementation of the Learn to Swim Programme at Hailsham Swimming Club is published below

Hailsham Learn to Swim Programme Consortium


Locations of all of the alternative training facilities can be found below:

Battle Abbey Prep School Swimming Pool, Penland Road, BEXHILL, TN40 2JG

Sovereign Centre, Royal Parade, EASTBOURNE, BN22 7LQ

Eastbourne College Pool, Old Wish Road, EASTBOURNE, BN21 4JY

University of Brighton Pool, Denton Road, EASTBOURNE, BN20 7SR

Rodean Moira House School, Carlisle Road, EASTBOURNE, BN20 7TE

K2 Leisure Centre, Pease Pottage Hill, CRAWLEY, RH11 9BQ 


Also In this section you can find:


Group Structures

Hornets Teaching Groups

Performance Training Groups

Masters Squad