Pure Gold


Mark Staiger


  • High level of commitment and attendance is required
  • Up to 9 Sessions on offer per week (morning training by invitation)
  • Up to 16.25 hours of swim time per week plus land training
  • Swims at Level 1-4 Open Meets

SQUAD SCHEDULE: View the Current Squad Training Schedule

SQUAD REP: Sara Alford

SQUAD STRUCTURE: View the Overall Squad Structure



Squad criteria and moves are now based on a number of differing criteria and test sets, with a points based system, to ensure that the swimmers who aspire to continually improve will be given the opportunity to do so. Swimmers who have the most credits will be invited to swim in Pure Gold squad.

Credit (points) will be given for the following:

  • Attendance averaging > 67% of sessions
  • Development of good technique/skills (per stroke)
  • Good training etiquette
  • Desire to aspire to swim at County, Regionals and above
  • 4 x Squad times (set out in the squad swim table)
  • 1 x Regional automatic time over 50m  
  • 2 x Regional base times over 50m
  • 2 x Surrey times over 50m
  • Previous year National qualifier  

Credit will be also given for completing each of the following test sets (demonstrating required technique):

  • 24 x 100m Freestyle @ 1.30
  • 16 x 50m Fly @ 1.00
  • 10 x 100m Breastroke @ 2.00
  • 18 x 100m Backstroke @ 1.40

Please visit the FAQ and contact your squad coach should you have any further questions regarding these criteria.