Squads

Overview

The club has a group/squad structure with a Team Manager responsible for each.
There is a clear pathway of progression from the Learn to Swim in the small pool, right through to the fitness and competitive areas.
Each group or squad has specific entry criteria and aims to develop the technique of the swimmer.
The club has a large group of teachers and coaches to call upon to take each session. All are trained to a minimum ASA Level 1 or 2 and are DBS checked.

Tadpoles

This is the learn to swim group in the small pool. There are 5 ability groups within Tadpoles; A,B,C,D and E.

Team Manager : Debbie Scarf

Goldfish

This is the developers group who swim widths in the main pool. There are 3 ability groups within Goldfish; Shallow, Middle and Deep.

Team Manager : Alison Smith

Penguins

This is the improvers group who swim lengths in the main pool. There are 4 ability groups within Penguins; 1,2,3 and 4.

Team Manager : Nigel Stevenson

Swordfish

This is the early competitive squad. Swordfish swimmers are expected to compete beyond club championships.

Team Manager : Chris Webster

Piranhas

This is the competitive B squad. Piranha swimmers are expected to compete beyond club championships.

Team Manager : Colin Pitchforth

Sharks

This is the competitive A squad. Shark swimmers are expected to compete beyond club championships.

Team Manager : Colin Pitchforth

Killer Whales

This is a competitive squad for swimmers aged over 19. Killer whale swimmers compete in Masters competitions.

Team Manager : Nic Clover

Sea Lions

This is a non-competitive squad for swimmers who wish to develop their fitness and technique. There are both junior and senior squads.

Team Manager : Adrian Cawte