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Sapphire Squad

Performance criteria 

A place within this squad is based on attendance and performance both in training and at competitions, this will be constantly reviewed.

The aim is to compete at County and Regional levels and achieve targets that are set by the Coach.

Any child offered a place in this squad will be given a starter pack which will outline the session expectations which are set by the Head Coach.

All squad movements will be at the discretion of the Coach in conjunction with the core values of the squad.

Training times – all sessions are held at Becontree pool

Monday                18.30 - 19.00 (Dryland Training Studio 2) 22nd May 2023 Start

                             19.30 - 21.00 (50m Pool) 

Tuesday               18.30 - 20.30 (50m Pool) 

Wednesday          18.30 - 20.30 (50m Pool)                                                                                     

Thursday              18.30 - 20.30 (50m Pool)  

Friday                   18.30 - 20.30 (50m Pool)

Saturday               06.30 - 08.00 (25m Pool)           

Attendance expectations

Ages 11- 14 and a minimum of 4 sessions per week 

Goals for the squad

  • To qualify for Essex County medal positions
  • To qualify for regional times
  • To improve endurance and strength appropriate to swimming
  • To gain knowledge of the scientific side of the sport including the correct nutrition
  • To understand the need for setting personal goals and promoting a positive mentality to improve race results
  • To develop values for all walks of life such as perseverance, commitment, respect, self-respect, focus and sportsmanship

The core values of the squad 

1. Being punctual                        4. Respectful to the Coach – both parents and swimmers

2. Good attitude                          5. Passion for the sport                                   

3. Positive body language          6. Willing to go the extra mile 

Sapphire Squad Training Items  

  • Short fins (Short)
  • Snorkel 
  • Alignment Board / Small Kick
  • Agility Paddle
  • Two 1 litre bottles (Filled !!) 
  • Pulling ankle strap
  • Pull buoy

Squad Size (Feburary 2023)



£48.20 per month

Squad Coach 

Daniel McEwan

Session Policy (Parent / Guardian & Swimmers Discipline)

Please note the issues below are common occurrences that need to be addressed: -

  • It is required that training sessions commence promptly
  • Swimmers to be on poolside 5-10 min before the start of the session to conduct a pre pool warm up
  • All swimmer’s poolside must start the session when told. If not, the swimmer will not be permitted to take part in the session
  • Swimmers arriving later than 10 min after the session starts will not be permitted to take part in the session
  • Swimmers that arrive within the 10 min window have 2 min to get in the pool or they will not be permitted to take part in the session
  • Swimmers must always have their training equipment ready at poolside
  • No swimmer is to stop the lane and fix their goggles during sessions
  • No swimmer is to use the lane ropes during the session
  • No swimmers are to continuously jump off the bottom of the pool during the session
  • No swimmer is to skip lengths during the session
  • No swimmers are to grab other children’s feet during the session
  • Parents that are watching their children swimming and they are witnessing the above need to advise their children that this cannot happen as the coach cannot always keep an eye on all children
  • All swimmers must take all their belongings home at the end of each session and not leave equipment in lockers


Parents and Guardians to abide to the Codes of Conduct on the website any issues please contact the Coaches / Committee