DDSC Training Squads

Our standard squad progression programme is as follows:

  • Bronze Squad - Learning to Train
  • Silver Squad - Learning to Train
  • Gold Squad - Training to Train
  • Performance Squad - Training to Compete
  • Masters - Active for Life (For swimmers that want to purely train or only compete occasionally.)

NOTE: This is a standard progression for swimmers that enter through the Bronze Squad.

The criteria is a guide and ultimately the decision on all transitions is at the discretion of the Squad Coach and Head Coach.

Please contact the club to discuss your child's swimming experience/lesson stage achieved because we run regular trials where we can assess your child's suitability to any of our squads.

Please email the club secretary at: [email protected] who will be happy to discuss our club with you.

NOTE: These squads are subject to change and you will be notified of any changes to squad names, session times and any effect on monthly squad fees

The club currently operates five training squads. As swimmers develop and progress through the club the number of hours increases to support the continued development of their training programmes. The total pool hours for each squad are as follows:

  • Bronze - 3 hours
  • Silver - 4 hours
  • Gold- 7.5 hours
  • Performance - 9 hours
  • Masters - 2 hours

Reviewed - January 2024