Pre Development Squad

Monday and Wednesday Morning Group

Your child can expect to be in this group for typically one year before moving on to Tuesday and Thursday morning small pool. (There will always be exceptions to this rule and the final decision is made by the Head coach Tim Hyde). This group ideally caters for new swimmers aged 9 years and under and focuses on improving technique in all four strokes. 

With ongoing assessment by the coaches the children will typically 'move up' when they meet the assessment criteria for this group, are deemed age ready and would fit in with the Tuesday and Thursday group (swimming competence) and show a good attitude to training both in terms of effort and behaviour.

Tuesday and Thursday Morning Group

Typically your child will also be in this pool for up to one year again depending on age and competence. But ideally would have left this pool and be swimming in the big pool well before their 12th birthday. (Swimmers reaching 12 years will then be given a big pool trial to determine whether a squad place is still available to them). 
Technique work is still fundamental, with the addition of stamina work and big pool experiences can be expected whilst in this session. 

It is at the coaches discretion when any movement takes place and is carried out in consultation with the Head coach Tim Hyde.  Please be reassured that no child is ever held back or overlooked and all decisions are made taking into account each individual's welfare and best interest. We have many years experience of dealing with this process and would urge you to trust this process and not to be in a great hurry to bypass this most important stage of their swimming development. 


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