Academy 2 

Age: 7-9*

*Age as of the 31st December


Academy 2 is the first squad in our competitive swimming pathways, for swimmers who train to swim in competitions. Swimmers in Academy 2 must be able to cope with the volume and intensity of the squad training sessions which are typically 90 minutes long. Coaches expect good attitude and team spirit from swimmers, arriving on time for training and competitions with the appropriate kit.
Swimmers interested in joining A2 will be offered a trial session (provided they meet age criteria). This trial will give the swimmer and parents an idea of how the squad trains and allow coaches to assess if the squad is suitable for the child. Following a trial coaches will make a recommendation. The child may be invited to join the squad, or another group may be recommended. New swimmers are accepted once a month.


  • Minimum attendance of 3 sessions/week
  • Participation in Club Champs for all swimmers over 9YO
  • Participation in open meets on coaches’ recommendation only
  • Should be at the standard of ASA stage 7 or higher and be able to:
  • Swim 100m FRONT CRAWL according to the FINA swimming rules
  • Swim 50m BACKSTROKE and 50m BREASTSTROKE according to the FINA swimming rules
  • Swim 25m BUTTERFLY according to the FINA swimming rules
  • Basic level turns and dive from the starting block

Essential Kit:

  • Water bottle
  • Goggles
  • Swim Cap
  • Kick Board
  • Pull Bouy
  • Training fins (short in length, NOT scuba diving flippers!)
  • Training Snorkel (these go in front of the face, not around the side of the head)