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.

  • Achieving or working towards Dorset County swimming qualifying or consideration times
  • Looking to Maintain attendance of at least 60%
  • Competing at Target Competitions & following race Calendar
  • Complete a Set of 10 – 15 x 100 – Fc – 1:45 – 1:50

Athlete Requirements

  • During Exam Periods Swimmers advised maintain a minimum of 50% attendance
  • 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


  Youth Performance -  if meeting squad criteria to progress to Youth Performance ( 13yrs/ Ovr)


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 16/08/2023