This squad is for those swimmers further on in their physical development  that are outside the time standards for performance but still wish to train under a planned periodized programme and compete regularly to a good standard. Training will place a higher focus on the skills needed to compete effectively whilst varying the training between training zones for suitable adaptations to be achieved.

Swimmers will be expected to-

  • Take an independent approach to training using pace clocks effectively and take ownership of the attention to detail within their session.
  • Compete in any league competitions selected for and enter open meets qualified for selected by the coaching team.
  •  Aim to achieve county times.
  • Attend a minimum of 4 out of 5 pool sessions per week including one morning.
  • Attend all land training

Any swimmer with a heavy academic workload due to GCSE’s or A Levels please speak to your coach who will discuss your training plan with you.

Movement between squads will be at the coach’s discretion. Being able to fulfil the criteria in the next squad will not guarantee movement. Movements will be made when the coaching team are confident that swimmers can complete the workloads in the next squad without issue.