Worksop Dolphins Swimming Club

Head Coach

Giannis Valkoumas


A Squad Time Table

Monday No Training

Tuesday AM Warm Up 5:15am Training 5:30 - 7:00am W.Col

PM Warm up 4:15pm Training 4:30 – 6:30pm W.Col

Wednesday Warm up 6:45pm Training 7:00 - 9:00pm WLC

Thursday Warm up 6:15pm Training 6:30 – 8:30pm W.Col

Friday AM Warm Up 5:15am Training 5:30 - 7:00am W.Col

PM Warm up 6:15pm Training 6:30 – 8:00pm WLC

Saturday AM Warm Up 6:15am Training 6:30 – 8:30am  Land Training 8:30am to 9:30 am W.Col

Sunday PM Land Training 7pm- 7:55pm Warm Up 7:45 Training  8:00 - 9:00pm WLC



The expected attendance for this squad is 90% per week.



Squad training fees will cost £82.00 per month

Annual subscription £67.00


Squad Criteria

Attending 90% sessions is essential to improvement, This squad is usually for 11yrs and above or if you are a swimmer with potential, you should be able to show competency and stamina in front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke. You would be expected to get Regional or National qualifying times in this group. Working in this squad will have a huge affect on performance, strength, skill & fitness. An attendance register will be taken at the start of every session. Swimmers will improve in technique, growth and training. This squad requires the ability to swim freestyle 2X50m of 0:50, ability to swim 12X50m kick of 1min, 400m freestyle under 6 mins, 200 fly without breaking stroke.


At the age of 13yrs and over technique is very important and is the main focus to improve and become successful. Working on improving technique regularly can drastically improve your overall swimming efficiency, speed, and confidence in the water. Technique in swimming is so vital that being able to move through the water efficiently.

Training Ethos

Training is extremely important to a swimmers development. The swimmers ability to train well will have a direct impact on their progression.

At a-squad level swimmers you need to have the right mental attitude, you have to want to train to improve. Sessions will be challenging but in order for performance to increase, these sessions must be met with the right mental attitude to gain the maximum benefit.

Many also form strong long term friendships within the club. Some of our older swimmers get involved in coaching themselves and can also use the club to support their GCSE Physical Education course work.

At all time the code of conduct should be followed.


Racing techniques will be taught as the swimmer progresses through the swim program, the further through the program the swimmer goes the more advance the training will be to them enable to compete at regional or national level.

Land Training

All a-squad should attend all land training sessions. These sessions are essential in assisting to increased core stability, strength exercises, improved flexibility of the body.

Sunday Land Training 6:00pm 1 hour

Saturday Land Training 8:30am 1 hour

So who looks after the administration for the coaches?

Each squad has a squad administrator assigned to it, you can contact your Squad administrator by clicking on the ‘Squad’ section of the website or the link below. The role of the Squad administrator is to ensure communication between coach and parent/carer is accurately done.

Any Questions regarding a-squad contact the a-squad administrator

[email protected]


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