Silver and Bronze Squads

The Silver and Bronze Squads are ideal for those swimmers who do not meet the full criteria (qualifying times or training session attendance) required for the Black Hats or Advanced Development squads. Squad assignments are monitored throughout the year which means that Silver and Bronze Squad swimmers will always have the opportunity to move into the squads which require a greater time commitment or more competitive qualifying times. This is, of course, dependent on the swimmer demonstrating the desire, time availability and skill set required.

The training emphasis of these groups will be on continued fitness development and general swimming technique. In addition to group instruction, the coaches endeavour to give specific, individual feedback to help swimmers improve. Aquatic disciplines like water polo may also be used. These squads will still be invited to competitions throughout the year.

Age Range: (Guidelines only)

 9-13 years old (Bronze Squad), 11-16 years old (Silver Squad)

Club Subscription Charges:

  • Bronze Squad: £75/month
  • Silver Squad: £75/month

Requirements for access Silver and Bronze Squads

  • Competency across all four strokes
  • Able to complete a competitive racing dive off starting block as well as turns for all strokes and IM
  • Strong ability to work well and learn in a group environment