Our pre-squad is aimed at swimmers that can swim a minimum of 25m in two recognisable strokes. While they are in the pre-squad swimmers will work towards stages 5-10 of the ASA National Plan for the Teaching of Swimming. More information on the National Plan can be found by following this link http://www.swimming.org/go/parents/learn-to-swim/. We recommend that children still learning to swim or attending our pre-squad attend twice weekly to ensure they progress steadily, if these are evenly distributed throughout the week it helps to reinforce teaching points and reduces the chance of swimmers forgetting what they have been taught from one lesson to the next.
There is no expectation for swimmers to compete for the club but that’s not to say they can’t either, swimmers will be encouraged to enter the clubs own annual championships and time trial events.
The pre-squad directly feeds into the clubs Junior Squad. To find out more about how swimmers are moved within the junior and squad structure please download the swimmer journey.
The clubs pre-squad forms the Fundamentals section of long term athlete development. For more information about LTAD please follow the link below.
Pre-Squad Training Schedule & Cost
Click on the link below to find out the current cost of being a member of this squad and when the training times are.