Development Squad (stages 8-10)

This squad is for swimmers who have completed Stage 7 of the Swim England Learn to Swim Framework and are aiming to get into the Competitive Squad. The training is planned to raise levels of performance, teach the skills required for competitive performance and improve technique.

There is a strong focus on consistency, stamina and perfecting starts and turns. Swimmers will also learn how to warm up, cool down, stretch, relax, and focus. The emphasis is on training but there will be opportunities to compete in galas and meets.  Once strong techniques are in place, swimmers can progress onto our competitive pathway.

Squad entry criteria:

  • At the coaches’ discretion based on talent identification
  • Swim all four strokes and distances in training and competition
  • Attend a minimum of one, to a maximum of five sessions a week
  • To abide by club rules and display a positive approach to training

Location: Park Road Pool & Fitness, Tottenham Green Pool & Fitness and Mallinson Sports Centre

Timetable:

Park Road Pool & Fitness and Tottenham Green Pool & Fitness:

(Term-time only – provision during some school holidays will vary)

Day

Stage

Session times

Sessions per week

Entry criteria

Monday - Friday

Stage 8

18.00 – 19.00

1 x 1 hour

Stage 7 completed

Monday - Friday

Stage 9

18.00 – 19.00

2 x 1 hour or 3 x 1 hour

Stage 8 completed

Monday - Friday

Stage 10

18.00 – 19.00

up to 5 x 1 hour

Stage 9 completed

 

Stage 8:           Swimmers attend one session on the same day each week

Stage 9:           Swimmers can attend either two sessions (Tuesday and Thursday) or three sessions (Monday, Wednesday & Friday) each week

Stage 10:         Swimmers can attend up to five sessions each week.

 

Mallinson Sports Centre:

(Term-time only – alternative sessions may be available during school holidays)

Day

Stage

Age (approx)

Session times

Sessions per week

Entry criteria

Tuesday and Friday only

Stage 8

up to 12 years

18.00 – 19.00

1 x 1 hour

Stage 7 completed

13 years +

19.00 – 20.00

Tuesday and Friday only

Stage 9

up to 12 years

18.00 – 19.00

2 x 1 hour

Stage 8 completed

13 years +

19.00 – 20.00

Tuesday and Friday only

Stage 10

up to 12 years

18.00 – 19.00

Up to 5 x 1 hour

(3 of which will be at Park Road)

 

Stage 9 completed

13 years +

19.00 – 20.00

 

 

Fees:  

  • Stage 8 - £30 per month (1 session per week) 
  • Stage 9a - £35 per month (2 sessions per week)
  • Stage 9b - £39 per month (3 session per week)
  • Stage 10 - £42 per month (up to 5 sessions per week)

 

How to join

Please click on the link to complete and submit the form ‘How to join Haringey Aquatics’. One of our team will contact you to arrange a trial to assess the correct entry level and answer any queries.