Target age groups 8 - 11       

Able to swim all 4 competitive strokes in accordance with ASA rules

Have an understanding of all starts and turns for all 4 competitive strokes

Hold an official 200 m FC/BK/BR time

The achievement of target performance times in all 4 strokes as determined by the Head Coach in accordance with the JDS Coach

Understand the use of Backstroke flags for turns and finishes 


 Understand more complex swimming drills

Hold the ASA Competitive Start Award

Race simulation/speed work

High Technical proficiency in all strokes and turns

An understanding of mental skills, basic physiology, race preparation and nutrition

Continuous endurance training to encompass all previous syllabuses  


Attend 3 of the designated sessions each week

Take part in the Club Time Trials and the Club Championships

Be available to represent the Club at Galas when selected

Enter the Nottinghamshire County Championships if have County Qualifying times

Those swimmers reaching relevant standards will attend a trial for Nova Centurion Development Squad (County or Nottingham)

Attend JDS Swim Clinics whenever possible


All published entry levels are the minimum levels expected. Preference will always be given to swimmers with a proven ability to train at the required level with a high record of availability for Galas and demonstrate commitment.

The Club Coach will have the final say in any promotion, demotion or dispute that may arise.

Swimmers should always achieve the required level of attainment before promotion.

All levels of attainment are only a guide to the syllabus taught in each group. In most groups, a whole range of skills/water-based activities are enjoyed including ASA awards, Time Trials, Club Galas, Stroke Clinics, Swimmer education lectures and all relevant aquatic skills