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Performance Pathway

 Performance Pathway offers swimmers at County level or working towards county level to train with peers that have similar expectations. Swimmers following physical maturation will train towards specific events and distances

 Performance Pathway Swimmers are required to attend a minimum of 4 Session a week



Squad Entrance Criteria

 The typical age of swimmers in this squad are between 13 and 18 years.

Swimmers must be able to:

  • complete 30 x 100’s set of an interval of 1:40 – 1:45
  •  Demonstrate efficient race technique in all events including the transition from the wall to the first stroke on starts and turns.
  • Perform a training set collecting data from time, distance from the walls on a start and turns along with stroke counting.
  • Analyse performance through race section time, distance, stroke counting, stroke rates, application of technique, nutrition, hydration, lifestyle and rest
  • Commit to the competition calendar

Squad Aim

To promote strengths and improve on weaknesses by individuals and enjoy the challenges of training, racing and keeping positive to improve 


Swimmers motivation will come from achieving process goals through skills, tactics, lifestyle, physical and mental attributes as discussed with their coach in order to improve performance.



 Swimmers from the performance pathway squad that show good attendance, attitude and work ethic towards their training as well as qualifying for County finals or regional events can progress into Youth Performance squad.


Squad Exit Criteria

  • Outgrowing the programme progression and progressing to a university programme
  • Unable to meet level of performance required or competitive commitment to the programme – If so, alternative squad will be offered


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 SC & LC (Oct, Apr, May)

  • National Championships SC & LC (Dec, July, Aug)

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

Team Inter-Club Gala’s

  • National Arena League (September – December)


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 03/ 08 / 2022