Swimmers progress from our Skills Academy into the Development squad. Here swimmers will have an increase in training time per week. The primary focus of the squad remains one of enhanced skill acquisition through the use of more complex drills. Swimmers are also introduced to aerobic sets as a way to develop their fitness, and also to basic speed.
The swimmers will undertake work across all four competitive strokes and Individual Medley, as well as undertaking kicking and pulling sets. Swimmers will be using various items of swimming equipment such as kick boards, pull buoys and fins.
Competition plays an important part in swimmers development in the squad and all swimmers are expected to participate in Club Championships, County Championships and in addition Level 3 Open Meets, both locally and further afield. Swimmers in Development squad are also introduced to long course competition and the demands of competing in a 50m pool.
Progression from Development squad is to Bronze squad.
Training is currently 4 times a week - please refer to the training timetable for more information.