More information on Hailsham Swimming Club squads and group structures can be found on the following pages:

Group Structures

Hornets Teaching Groups

Performance Training Groups

Masters Squad


Annual Plan 2023/2024 and revised squad criteria

Please CLICK HERE for the Annual Plan and latest version of the criteria for each of our swimming groups.

Performance Squads (1 & 2) 

These are the top two competitive swimming squads with highly motivated swimmers, striving to improve performance. Swimmers will maximise their performance in training and compete regularly, reaching County standard or further. Swimmers show commitment to training and personal development.

Summary of Aims/Objectives

(1)     County standard or higher
(2)     Commitment to competitions
(3)     Represent the club to the highest level
(4)     Develop understanding of nutrition and anatomy/physiology   

Youth & Development Squad and Masters Squad

Senior Squad swimmers are at a high standard, but cannot commit to the high training schedule required in Performance Squad and therefore will train in the Youth squad. This squad will also include development swimmers who are in the transition phase, developing their skills in the lead up to performance swimming.  The Club has a separate squad for Masters swimmers. 

Summary of Aims/Objectives

(1)     To enjoy competing and performing well
(2)     To develop technique and speed
(3)     To encourage participation of all ages
(4)     Commitment to competitions and representing the club

Stamina Group

The Stamina Squad is swimmers who are primarily developing their stamina, progressing to a level where they can swim efficiently and effectively for a long period. They show enthusiasm to develop their swimming technique and skills. 

Summary of Aims/Objectives:

(1)     To develop the stamina of swimmers
(2)     To encourage participation in club championships and galas
(3)     To develop understanding of stroke technique
(4)     Progress within the swimming club

Stroke Group 

The Stroke Group contains swimmers who have met the assessment requirement for the Club. The key aim is to introduce effective technique for all strokes, to improve the swimmer’s efficiency within the water. 

Summary of Aims/Objectives

(1)     To develop effective techniques on all strokes
(2)     To meet ASA Diving into water standards
(3)     To enjoy learning and developing swimming skills
(4)     Progress within the swimming club 



The Club published the following restructure proposals for consultation with its Members in November 2019. A Chairman's letter, the restructure proposals and a copy of the response form can be accessed by clicking the links below. 

Chairman Letter - November 2019

Consultation Proposal Document

Consultation Response Form   

A Summary of Consultation Responses and action points from the Club consultation workshop are published below:

Consultation Workshop Feedback 

Formal Consultation Responses and Feedback

The Approach to the Implementation of the Learn to Swim Programme at Hailsham Swimming Club is published below:

Hailsham Learn to Swim Programme Consortium