Pre-Development Coach: TBA


Pre Development Squad is about enjoying competitive swimming. The squad focuses on fundamental technique & skills across all four strokes and is an introductory to challenging training sets. Swimmers are between 9-11 years olds.

Squad Criteria

  • Competent and legal technique on all four strokes plus 100m IM. This also includes starts, turns and underwater phases.
  • Working towards County Standard and start to introduce/compete in Club Championships and level 3 open meets. Qualify in at least 2 strokes and 100m IM in the Bracknell & Wokingham level 3 open meets.
  • Must attend a minimum of 3 out of 4 pool sessions a week, ideally all sessions if possible.
  • Aspire to be a performance swimmer at a minimum of County Standard, meet the physical training requirements and have a positive mental attitude towards swimming.
  • Abide by the swimmer’s code of conduct.

Swimmers who do not meet the minimum attendance or competition standard level will be moved to Foundation 1 or their membership will not be renewed.

Promotion Criteria to Development

  • Achieve first County time or have the potential to achieve County times.
  • Participate in Level 3 open meets and Club Championships.
  • Continual assessment on all four strokes and if swimmers meet physical training requirements.
  • Promotion is at the discretion of the coaches.

The criteria above will be at the coaches discretion.

Pool Locations
Training Schedule

Your squad Rep is: Lynne Minehan

Please contact Lynne with any questions about training, galas and meets or general questions about the club.


Pre-Development February News:

A warm welcome to Annabel who recently joined PreDev.

Congratulations to the following swimmers who achieved PB’s at the Wycombe meet on Feb 16&17th:

Jenni Arnold – PB in 100m Free, 100m Back, 50m Breast – also Silver medal in 100m Free

Lily Benneyworth – PB in 50m Free

Gigi Eldon – PB in 100m Breast, 100m Free

Lily Osman – PB in 200m Breast, 50m Free, 50m Breast

Ruby Owen – PB in 50m Fly, 200m Free


Have fun all those swimmers taking part in the Thames Valley Junior League Round 1 on March 2nd

Don’t forget to enter the BWSC L3 Aldershot meet April 6&7 today if you haven’t already.