Worksop Dolphins
Swimming Club

A Squad Regionals
Squad Criteria

This squad is usually for 14yrs 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 will 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.

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

Head Coach

Giannis Valakoumis

Assistant Coach
Alice T


A Squad Regionals Time Table commencing 5th September 2022

Monday AM Warm Up 05:30 Training 05:45 - 06:45 W.Col 

PM Warm up 18.45 Training 19:00-21:00 W.Col

Tuesday PM Warm up 16:15 Training 16:30 – 18:30 W.Col

Wednesday PM Warm Up 18.45 Training 19.00 - 21:00 WLC 

Thursday PM Land Training 18.30 -19.15, Pool 19.15 - 21:00 W.Col

Friday AM  Occasional sessions Warm Up 05.30 Training 05.45-06.45 W.Col

PM Warm up 18:15 Training 18:30 – 20:00 WLC

Saturday AM Land Training 06.00 Pool 07:00 – 09:00 W.Col

Sunday No Training


Squad training fees will cost £90.00 per month
Annual Swim England Subscription £59.00


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 (by invitation only)If you are asked. you 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]