Entrance Criteria             

The swimmer must have been promoted from Stage 7 of GLL Swim School


The swimmer must be capable of swimming 100 metres each of Backstroke, Breaststroke and Freestyle with a reasonably good technique, they must also be capable of swimming 800 metres continuously with a mixture of strokes and also capable of a forward somersault in the water.

Group Description

The first of the coaching scheme groups introducing stroke technique skills, watermanship exercises and basic training methods.  Swimmers are expected to swim at least one session per week but will need to be attending at least two sessions per week in order to be promoted to the next group.  Swimmers will be taught competitive Backstroke, Breast Stroke, Freestyle and Butterfly with all the associated starts, turns and finishes in each stroke.  Swimmers will be prepared for minor internal competitions, local development meets and BCSC Club Championships.  Initially competitive dives can only be taught in deep water so it is important for your child to attend the Saturday morning session when we have accessibility to the diving pool.  Promotions to the next group will be based on age and ability. 


The maximum age for promotion to Sharks is 10 years of age, swimmers over 10 years of age will be promoted to Junior Club.

All ages are based on what age you will be on 31 Dec that year.


By accepting your position in the group you are agreeing to the above criteria.

Coach to Swimmer ratio     1:30


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