Development Squad

Coach: Jamie Graham

Guideline Age Range: 8 – 11

Training Hours: 1 – 2 hours per week

Squad Objectives: To develop competitive skills with the aim of getting swimmers competition ready. Entry into Development requires that swimmers demonstrate a good understanding of the competitive strokes with the underpinnings of a strong stamina base. Swimmers are expected to continue working towards their Stage 9 (Swimming) badge in Swim England’s Learn to Swim Scheme (or equivalent) in mainstream lessons alongside club membership if this has not already been achieved. Once they turn 9, swimmers are expected to begin competing at galas.

Training Times:

  • Monday: 18:30 – 19:30
  • Thursday: 18:30 – 19:30 (new swimmers at this session – formerly Transition Squad)

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