There are various swimming ability levels within the Club, from entry level (Black) to strongest (County Senior and County Junior):
Black (B): Expectation is 2 sessions per week
Yellow (Y): Expectation is 3 sessions per week
Silver (S): Expectation is 3 sessions per week
Gold (G): Expectation is 2 sessions per week
County Junior (CJ): Expectation is 5 sessions per week
County Senior (CS): Expectation is 5 sessions per week
Masters Section: Expectation is 1 session 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 Sessions and Times
The Club’s training sessions are held at 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
Thurs. – 19.00-20.00
Fri.am – 06.15 to 07.30
Fri.1 – 17.30 to 18.30: Fri.2 – 18.30 to 19.30: Fri.3 – 19.30-20.30
Sat.1 – 17.00 to 18.00: Sat.2 – 18.00 to 19.00: Sat.3 – 19.00-20.00
Training sessions continue throughout the year, except Bank Holidays, Easter 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 – CS, CJ – places are limited
Tues.1 – S, Y: Tues.2 – CS, CJ
Thurs. – Regional (by invitation) – for swimmers who already have or are working towards Regional qualifying times
Fri.am – CS, CJ – places are limited:
Fri.1 – CJ, S: Fri.2 – Y, B: Fri.3 – G, Masters
Sat.1 – CJ, B: Sat.2 – S, Y: Sat.3 – CS, G
Please note that any changes to training group movements or session times will be communicated through GroupSpaces; it is essential, therefore, that the contact email address provided to us is correct.