Competitive Development Squad

Schedule from September 2023

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
AM         06:00-07:00 The Quays 07:00-08:00 Regents Park
PM   19:00-20:00 Regents Park   16:30-17:30 The Quays    


This squad is the entry level to our Club. Swimmers in this squad will be expected to be actively looking to improve and develop the skills they learned in Learn to Swim with the aim of competing. Technique development will be critical at this stage. Participation in events and galas will be advised by the coaches. Opportunities to participate in Junior Arena League will be provided.  

These swimmers will be given plenty of opportunity to move squads depending on development, progression and motivation.

Entry Criteria

Aged 7 +
Head Coach’s discretion


Minimum 3 sessions per week.
Training cycles will be shared with swimmers on a 6 weekly cycle.  

Pathway Progression

Development will lead to a move to Performance Development or Age Group Competitive Squads depending on progression. 
All moves are at the Head Coach’s discretion. 

Squad Training Equipment (suggested suppliers listed on our Club Shop page here)

  • Short Training Fins
  • Snorkel (junior one)
  • Kick board (with hand holes)
  • Pull buoy  
  • Ankle band
  • Skipping rope
  • A 1 litre water bottle
  • Bring spare hats, hair bands and goggles to training in case of breakages

Squad Fees from October 2023: £62.00 per month