Development Objectives 

The primary objective of this squad is to learn the skills involved in swimming by developing each of the four strokes as well as the core elements of body control, feel for the water, and stable movement patterns. The emphasis is on developing basic movement literacy and fundamental movement skills. If insufficient time is devoted to this stage then it is highly unlikely the young swimmer will reach their full potential. Swimmers will gain an understanding of the importance of training correctly, building friendships and creating strong club culture.

A copy of the squad flyer is here

Squad Criteria

  • Must maintain a minimum of 70% attendance across the year.  Swimmers who fall behind on attendance will be directed to an alternative swimming pathway.
  • Competition age 11yrs and under.
  • Must show a strong intent on becoming competent across all strokes.
  • All swimmers are subject to a 3-month rolling review period.
  • Coaches will be looking to progress swimmers displaying strong OADF attributes.
  • Black club hats only for training and competition.
  • Expected to arrive 15 mins prior to the start of training.
  • Expected to carry out mobility and stretching, before and after training/competition.
  • Contact the coach if absent or unable to fulfil criteria.
  • Appropriate reasonable adjustments will be made for para athletes.  Please contact Head Coach.


Swimmers should arrive with the following kit and equipment properly adjusted and in good working order: