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Platinum 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 Regional levels and above also 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.

Normal Training times – all sessions are held at Becontree Pool

Monday                  05.30 - 07.30 (25m Pool)

                               16.00 - 17.30 (50m Pool) 

                               18.00 - 18.30  (Dryland Training Studio 2) Finishes 20/07/23      

Tuesday                  05.30 - 07.30 (25m Pool)

                               16.30 - 18.30 (50m Pool)                   

Wednesday            05.30 - 07.30 (25m Pool)

                               16.30 - 18.30 (50m Pool)                       

Thursday                05.30 - 07.30 (25m Pool)

                               16.30 - 18.30 (50m Pool) 

                               18.30 - 19.00  (Dryland Training Studio 2) Finishes 20/07/23               

Friday                     05.30 - 07.30 (25m Pool)

                               16.30 - 18.30 (50m Pool) 

Summer Training Times from 07/08/23 - 03/09/23 - all sessions are held at Becontree Pool

Monday                06.00 - 08.00 (25m Pool)  

Tuesday               06.00 - 08.00 (25m Pool) 

Wednesday          06.00 - 08.00 (25m Pool)                                                                                     

Thursday              06.00 - 08.00 (25m Pool)  

Friday                   06.00 - 08.00 (25m Pool)                    

Attendance expectations

Age 13 Minimum of 7 sessions per week

Ages 14/15 Minimum of 8 sessions per week

Age 16 + Minimum of 9 sessions per week

Goals for the squad

  • To work towards Regional times
  • To work towards the British & English Championships 
  • To improve endurance and strength appropriate for swimming
  • 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 

Platinum Squad Training Items  

  • Short fins (Short)
  • Snorkel 
  • Alignment Board / Small Kick
  • Agility Paddle
  • Two 1 litre bottles (Filled !!) 
  • Pull buoy
  • Hand Paddles
  • Skipping Rope
  • Pulling Ankle Strap
  • Swim Parachute

Squad Size (Feburary 2023)

15 Swimmers


£61.88 per month

Squad Coach 

Kevin Ayers

[email protected]

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 belonging’s 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