Swimmers must be able to cope with the training load and intensity of the training sessions. A transition to Academy 2  is arranged on a monthly trial basis after discussion with parents, swimmers and coaches. Coaches expect the right attitude and commitment from swimmers already in this squad or swimmers wishing to join this squad who are fully committed to team ethos, and goals (individual and team), to be on time and fully prepared for all sessions and competitions (training gear, water bottle, team kit etc).

  • 8-10 years old. Maximum age (on 31 December) when accepted into A1 is 9
  • 3 out of 4 sessions per week
  • ASA stage 7-8
  • Participation in galas and club Champs; Open meets should be entered on coach’s recommendation only


To join this squad a swimmer must be able to perform:

- 100m FRONT CRAWL according to the FINA swimming rules.

- 50m BACKSTROKE and 50m BREASTSTROKE according to the FINA swimming rules.

- 25m BUTTERFLY according to the FINA swimming rules.

- Basic level turns and dive from the starting block