Age County is aimed at swimmers 9-13 years old that offers swimmers the opportunity to compete at County standard events, training with peers that have similar expectations and to target regional standard competition. Swimmers will learn the skill and tactics required to compete in the full range of swimming events.


Recommended 5-6 Sessions a week


Squad Entrance Criteria

 The typical age of swimmers in this squad are between 9 and 13 years.


  • Achieving 4 or more County Qualifying times in 100’s & above and competing
  • Demonstrate a 200 IM efficiently with all legal turns under 3:30.00
  • Competing at Target Competitions & following race Calendar
  • Attending at least 1 Am session a week
  • Demonstrate a racing start on all 4 strokes
  • Demonstrate all Storke turns (Fly / Bk / Br / Fc)
  • Complete a Set of 15 x 100 – 2:00
  • Complete a set of 10 x 50 – kick – 1:10


Athlete Requirements

  • Expected to arrive on time to complete Pre Pool before the session
  • Report to Coach before and After every Race
  • Expected to be professional and follow full warm up and swim Down protocol at meets
  • 100% commitment to team events
  • Demonstrate a good Level of dedication to the sport and attendance
  • Athletes are advised to take holidays at appropriate times in the year so not to disrupt training into key meets



 Age Regional - If meeting squad criteria to progress to Age Regional ( Age 12 - 14yrs)

Performance Pathway - if meeting squad criteria to progress to Performance Pathway ( Age 13/Ovr)


Equipment Required

Pool Training

  • Drinks bottle x2 (min 1 litre).

  • Swimming flippers.

  • Kickboard.

  • Hand paddles.

  • Goggles x2

  • Pull-buoy.

  • Snorkel.

  • Rubber band to go around ankles.

Land Training and Pre Pool

  • Correct sports trainers, shorts, t-shirt and hoodie.

  • Resistance Bands

  • Foam Roller

  • Skipping Rope

  • Yoga Matt


Competitions Throughout The Season


Individual Performances All ages

  • Club Championships (typically Sept – Dec).

  • County Championships (Feb, March)

  • Regional Championships (Apr, May)

  • Open Meets (Oct, Nov, Dec, Jan, Apr, May,June,July)

Team Inter-Club Gala’s

  • Dorset Novice League (Jan- Mar)

  • West Hants Novice League (Mar – Nov)

  • Southern Junior League (Apr – June)

  • National Arena Junior League ( May - July)

  • National Swimming League (Sept – Dec)

Squad Fees

All squad fees can be found on our Membership Fees page.


Squad Training Calendar

Click here to see when and where we swim.

Last modified 16/08/2023