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Competitive Pathway

 Competitive Pathway is a squad that is aimed at swimmers coming from development 3 to introduce the aspects of age group and competitive swimming. This includes working in a train-to-train structure to work on aerobic development as well as learning / improving race skills

Recommended 3- 4 Sessions a week


Squad Entrance Criteria

 The typical age of swimmers in this squad are between 9 and 11 years.

Swimmers must be able to:

  • Swim a legal and efficient 200m IM race including a racing start and the seven competitive turns.

  • Hold three 200m Amateur Swimming Association Bronze Speed Award times..

Squad Aim

Swimmers will build an aerobic engine prior to biological maturation and be able to perform all swimming pool races demonstrating knowledge of stroke counting, stroke rates whilst holding effective stroke, start, turn and finish technique.



Swimmers motivation will come from achieving process goals as discussed with their coach in order to improve performance and the competitive outcome of each event.



 Young swimmers who achieve county success plus consistently demonstrating a hard work ethic and commitment to training and competition attendance may be selected for county or county pathway squads. These movements into these squads includes advanced aerobic development and skill refinement.



ASA Competitive Swimming Performance Awards Standard.


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.

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).

  • 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 25 April 2021.