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.
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.