There are various swimming ability levels within the Club, from entry level to strongest:
Black 2 (BL2): Expectation 1 session per week
Black 1 (BL1): Expectation 1 session per week
Yellow 2 (Y2): Expectation 2 sessions per week
Yellow 1 (Y3): Expectation 3 sessions per week
Masters Section: Expectation 1 session per week
Bronze (BR): Expectation 2 sessions per week
Multi-Sport (M3): Expectation 3 sessions per week
Silver (S): Expectation 4 sessions per week
Gold 3 (G3): Expectation 4 sessions per week
Gold 2 (G2): Expectation 5 sessions per week
Gold 1 (G1): Expectation 6 sessions per week
Please visit the Progression between Training Groups page to see a full description for each level category. Continuous assessment takes place and changes to a child’s group is decided by the Head Coach, who will move your child up when he or she is ready to do so.
Training Session Locations and Times
Seals are currently operating a Summer Training Timetable, and sessions are not being held at Walden School.
Walden School, Mount Pleasant Road
Mon.1 – 16.15 to 17.15: Mon.2 – 17.15 to 18.15: Mon.3 -18.15 to 19.30
Weds.1 – 18.00 to 19.00: Weds.2 – 19.00 to 20.00: Weds.3 – 20.00 to 21.30
Lord Butler Fitness & Leisure Centre, Peaslands Road
Mon.am – 06.15 to 07.30
Tues.1 – 19.00 to 20.00: Tues.2 – 20.00 to 21.00
Fri.am – 06.00 to 07.15
Fri.1 – 18.30 to 19.30: Fri.2 – 19.30 to 20.30: Fri.3 – 20.30-21.30
Sat.1 – 17.00 to 18.15: Sat.2 – 18.15 to 19.30
Please note Walden School training sessions continue through half term holidays but not the Christmas, Easter and Summer breaks. Training sessions held at Lord Butler Fitness & Leisure Centre continue throughout the year, except Bank Holidays and Christmas.
If you are a qualified swimming teacher or coach and you could spare us some time poolside, we would be very pleased to see you. If you feel you could help in this way please contact John Stirling (firstname.lastname@example.org).
General Year Session Plan
The Coaching Team put together an annual plan outlining training sessions for the whole club. Although distances will vary within training groups the same strategy will apply across all training groups. Please click here to download a pdf of the Year Plan.
Sessions Available to Swim Groups
As a club swimmer you should know which session(s) you have been allocated, but if you are unsure then please contact Jan Bright (email@example.com) for details.
Mon.am – G1, G2: Mon.1 – Y1, G3: Mon.2 – S, Y2: Mon.3 – G1, G2, G3
Tues.1 – G3, S: Tues.2 – G1, G2, M3
Weds.1 – Y1, Y2: Weds.2 – G3, S: Weds.3 – G1, G2
Fri.am – G1, G2: Fri.1 – G1, G2, M3: Fri.2 – G3, S: Fri.3 BR, Masters
Sat.1 – Y1, BL1: Sat.2 – M3, BR, BL2
Please note any changes to sessions will be communicated through GroupSpaces. Please make sure the contact email address provided to us is correct.