Entrance Criteria             

The swimmer must be training a minimum of 2 sessions per week before being promoted to this group.

The swimmer must be capable of swimming Backstroke, Breastroke and Freestyle legally to ASA laws for a minimum of 200 metres each stroke.

The swimmer must be capable of swimming Butterfly legally to ASA laws for a minimum of 25 metres.

The swimmer must have a knowledge of Individual Medleys.

The swimmer must have passed the competitive start test.

The swimmers will be selected for promotion to this group based on age, competition performance, attendance, training ability, talent, technical ability, attitude and parental commitment to the scheme/club.


Group Description

This is an intermediary stage between Dolphins and Preliminary Group which continues the development of all four strokes with emphasis on good technique.  The skills of competitive starts, turns and finishes will be taught and expected to be used at all times during training and competitions.  Swimmers will be expected to attend a minimum of three times per week. 


All promotions are done where possible on times from licensed competitions.  All licensed times are on the British Swimming website/Rankings/Event rankings last 12 months, you then put in the event details, and the swimmers times and rankings will come up.  If you then click on the swimmers name all of the current PBs (personal bests) will come up.  This will help you fill out gala forms in future.



Females may stay in the group until Dec 31 of the year they turn 10 yrs.                             

Males may stay in the group until 1 Apr of the year they turn 11 yrs.

Minimum Attendance for this group is 3 sessions per week.


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


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

Coach to Swimmer ratio    1:36




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