Swimmers progress through the academy before being promoted to Foundation Squad where they aim to develop further on fundamental skills such as starts, turns and underwater phases and all four strokes. Swimmers in Foundation Squad also start to get that competitive edge by competing in internal galas as well as level 3 open meets and aspiring to County level standard.
Swimmers are aged 8-9 years old in Foundation Squad and aspire to County standard.
Compete regularly at Club Championships, inter club galas (if selected), Bracknell & Wokingham’s own internal galas and start to compete at level 3 meets.
Monitored on all strokes, starts, turns and underwater and have good skills.
Swimmers should aim for an average of 2 sessions per week but 3 sessions is preferred.
Abide by the swimmer’s code of conduct.
Swimmers who do not meet the minimum attendance or competition standard level will be moved to Junior Squad, another suitable squad or their membership will not be renewed.
Promotion Criteria to Elite 5
Attendance must be very high if wanting to move up to Elite 5.
Compete at competitions and start to compete at level 3 meets.
Good skills on all four strokes, starts, turns and underwater and continual assessment.
Aspire to County Standard level.
Promotion is at the discretion of the coaches.
The criteria above will be at the coaches discretion.