This group focus on training, whilst still continuing to develop skills.

  • AGE GROUPS:  Boys 9-12 / Girls 8-12
  • SESSIONS:  2 x 1 hour per week & 1 x 1.5 hours
  • AIM:  Increase speed / Develop skills / Prepare for squad training



Head Coach:  Pat Leaman.  Email: [email protected]



Team Competitions - such as Mini Series, Cotswold League and National Arena Swimming League. Teams are selected for these Competitions, and posted on the Notice Board in good time. If you are selected for a Competition, then you should make every effort to compete in it, and tick your name at the earliest opportunity.

Open Competitions such as the Somerset’s and Clevedon and Chard Open. These Competitions usually (but not always) have qualifying times for each event, and if you qualify you should enter. Sheets showing who has qualified for a particular event are usually placed in the plastic document holders on the notice board and are also available from the website. The members manning the Desk on Tuesday and Thursday also have details of these. Do not hesitate to ask if you are not sure.

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

Club Championships – All distances for all strokes. These are held from about September until November – different events on different nights, culminating in the main Championships (50's 100's and 200's) in late November. You should enter as many as you can – and your teacher thinks suitable – since these events count towards the overall Club Championships.