We are pleased to introduce this new sub-squad, which is part of the Advanced Group.  As there were so many swimmers ready to move from Improvers into Advanced, this new group allowed the Club to move all the swimmers, dividing them by age.  The youngest swimmers are moving into the sub-group.   

  • AGE GROUPS:  Boys 8-10 / Girls 8-10
  • SESSIONS:  2 x 1 hour
  • AIM:  Improve skill, distance and speed in all four strokes / Intro to test sets / Competitive Start Award


Head Teacher - Sally Foster.  Email:  [email protected]

Level 2 Teachers - Dave Stewart, Jon Gall


Lead Teacher - Jane Smith. Email: [email protected]

with the assistance of Pat Leaman and Sanchia Reed


The following equipment is required for the Advanced group sessions: - hat, goggles (properly adjusted), drink – preferably water or well diluted squash (at least ½ litre per half hour), fins, kickboard. Also, swimmers should have easy access (i.e. not buried at the bottom of a bag locked in a locker in the changing room!) to spare goggles (properly adjusted) and hat – since these items do break.



Team Competitions - such as Four Seasons, and Mini Series. Teams are selected for these Competitions, and notice is e-mailed to the chosen swimmers. If you are selected for a Competition, then you should make every effort to compete in it, and confirm your attendance at the earliest opportunity.

Open Competitions such as the Somerset County Meet and Clevedon and Chard Open. These Competitions usually (but not always) have qualifying times for each event, and if you qualify you should enter. Entry information is placed on the Club's website.  If you are not sure whether your swimmer should enter a gala then please contact Jane.

There are also internal opportunities to obtain times, either for monitoring progress or for qualifying for Open Competitions. These are:

Development Gala– 25s and 50s for Improvers and Advanced group. This is held in May (see Gala Diary for exact date)

Club Championships– All distances for all strokes. The distance events are held between September and November, culminating in the main Championships in late November. You should enter as many as you can since these events count towards the overall Club Championships.