The club is divided into six groups, which provide a progressive structure in which swimmers can progress at a rate, which is appropriate to each individual.
Within each group the swimmers are graded into swimming lanes according to their ability. The swimmers can then see that they are making progress within a group.
Junior Swimmers & E Group
Junior Swimmers introduces the basics of front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke as well as introducing other basic skills and water confidence. The minimum age at which we take in children is four years old. The group progresses through 4 stages Starfish, Seahorses, Seaturtles and E group.
This is a natural progression from E group and builds on the basic strokes and water skills. Here children are introduced to basic competitive skills such as diving and turns.
Within this group the swimmers develop their stroke with the emphasis on improving technique in the competitive swimming strokes, diving, starts and turns. Building up basic fitness is also a high priority. At this stage some of the swimmers dependent on age and ability may start to enter club competitions. Top C is a transitional group working with B group once per week.
Again the emphasis is on improving swimming technique, and fitness. Swimmers in this group (dependent on age and ability) may progress to open as well as club competitions. Top B is a transitional group working with A group once per week.
Whilst training in this group still centres around developing quality, technique and fitness, the training schedules are based around the competitive calendar. A division of this group is reserved for our senior swimmers who perhaps wish to continue swimming but no longer wish to compete, and are over the age of 16.
Masters Swimmers are those who are competent swimmers over the age of 18, who want to keep fit and those who want to enter competitive competition. Existing swimmers are permitted to join at 16 with parental consent when identified by coach.