Colchester Swimming Club Competitive Masters Squad

Colchester Swimming Club Masters Squad
Masters Overview
Our Masters Squad caters for older swimmers who wish to continue swimming competitively as well as those who swim to keep fit. We also have several members who are triathletes and use the sessions to improve their swimming technique and fitness.

We have around 60 members of varying ability ranging in age from 18-80+ and follow a structured coaching programme led by our coach, Denise Young.

The Squads Administration

Our Masters Secretary

Jason Cole

COVID-19 & Colchester Swimming Club

Safe return to Swimming
WHAT TO EXPECT

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Club Wide Squad Structure

Squad Progression explained

Each of the squad sections detail the minimum requirements for that squad. Progression from one squad to the next will be by approval of the Head Coach. If a squad is full, movement into the squad will be restricted and at the discretion of the Head Coach.

All swimmers must be prepared to represent the club at four (4) Open Meet Competitions a year, compete at Club Championships, County, Regional and National events if the times are secured.

Whilst the overall squad criteria have not changed significantly, squad progression will also be monitored and enforced more closely with regard to training attendance, galas attendance, overall performance and training ethic. Movement between the squads will only be possible by the approval of the Head Coach and when the swimmer's specifc squad criteria have been met.

If you feel that you are unable to meet the criteria for your squad/new squad, you should inform the Head Coach immediately.

Squad Progression Map

Squad Description

  • Junior Squad

    The Junior Squad is for swimmers aged 11 or under at the end of the current calendar year. Exceptionally older swimmers may be accepted at the discretion of the Head Coach.

    Aim: To develop stroke technique and fitness to enable competitive swimming.

  • Young Potential Squad
  • Teen Squad
  • Potential Squad
  • Performance Squad
  • Performance PLUS Squad
  • Masters Squad
  • Youth Masters Squad
  • Stroke Development Squad

Squads Criteria

  • Junior Squad

    Swimmers should be able to:

    • Show that they understand the stroke principles of Backstroke, Breaststroke, Front Crawl and Butterfly.
    • Swim 100m (without stopping) of Backstroke, Breaststroke, Front Crawl and 50m of Butterfly showing reasonable technique and in accordance with the FINA rules for each stroke.
    • Show they are capable of swimming 3 x 200m at a constant pace with minimal rest.
    • Understand simple instructions and maintain concentration for 60 minutes.
    • Maintain basic lane discipline (5 seconds between swimmers/clockwise and anticlockwise in the odd and even numbered lanes.)
    • Show good attendance.
    • Show commitment to competing at Open Meets and representing the Club at galas and league fixtures( e.g. Mini-Leagues).
    • Be self-motivated to achieve the goals set out for them.

    Target Attendance: 2 sessions per week

  • Young Potential Squad
  • Teen Squad
  • Potential Squad
  • Performance Squad
  • Performance PLUS Squad
  • Masters Squad
  • Youth Masters Squad
  • Stroke Development Squad
Squad Fees

Squad Fees (subject to change - COVID-19)

The monthly Membership Fees payable by all Squad Swimmer varies per Squad. Squad Fees have been detailed below but with COVID-19 is subject to change:

Junior Squad                    £56/month

Young Potential Squad    £66/month

Potential Squad               £74/month

Performance Squad        £77/month

Performance Plus           £82/month

Masters                          £50/month        

Youth Masters                £50/month

Waterpolo                       £48/month

Youth Waterpolo             £36/month

Further information regarding membership can be obtained from our Membership Secretary.

Annual Swim England Membership Fees

The Annual Swim England Membership Fees is payable by all Squad Swimmers as it incorporates the Swim England insurance element of membership.

Category 1 (Non Competitive/Under 9) £18.00
Category 2 (Competitive / Aged 9 and over) £35.00
Category 3 (Coach/Official/Volunteer)

New Club Members

Swimmers who are joining the Club for the first time will be required to pay the one-off joining fee of £30.00.

Club Annual Membership Fee

All Club members (CAT 1 & CAT 2) are required to pay the Annual Club Membership Fee totalling £30.00.

Squad Trial Dates (Subject to change - COVID-19)

Enrolment into Squads is by trial only.

Information regarding trial dates can be obtained from our Chief Coach (Michelle Young). However, due to COVID-19 restrictions imposed by the UK Government, All Squad Trials have been postponed until further notice.

If interested in attending, you must contact our Chief Coach to register.

Squads Training Schedule

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  • 3, 10, 17, 24 Nov 17:00 - 18:00
    Junior Corporal Budd VC Gymnasium, Berechurch Rd, Colchester, CO2 9RQ
  • 3, 10, 17, 24 Nov 17:00 - 18:30
    Performance Plus Colchester Leisure World, Cowdray Ave, Colchester, CO1 1YH
  • 3, 10, 17, 24 Nov 05:30 - 07:30
    Performance Plus Colchester Leisure World, Cowdray Ave, Colchester, CO1 1YH
  • 3, 10, 17, 24 Nov 17:00 - 18:30
    Performance Colchester Leisure World, Cowdray Ave, Colchester, CO1 1YH
  • 3, 10, 17, 24 Nov 17:00 - 18:00
    Potential Corporal Budd VC Gymnasium, Berechurch Rd, Colchester, CO2 9RQ
  • 3, 10, 17, 24 Nov 05:30 - 07:30
    Potential Colchester Leisure World, Cowdray Ave, Colchester, CO1 1YH
  • 3, 10, 17, 24 Nov 16:30 - 18:00
    Young Potential Colchester County High School for Girls, Norman Way, Colchester CO3 3US
  • 5, 12, 19, 26 Nov 06:00 - 07:30
    Performance Colchester Leisure World, Cowdray Ave, Colchester, CO1 1YH
  • 5, 12, 19, 26 Nov 17:00 - 18:30
    Performance Colchester Leisure World, Cowdray Ave, Colchester, CO1 1YH
  • 5, 12, 19, 26 Nov 18:00 - 19:00
    Masters Corporal Budd VC Gymnasium, Berechurch Rd, Colchester, CO2 9RQ
  • 5, 12, 19, 26 Nov 17:00 - 18:30
    Performance Plus Colchester Leisure World, Cowdray Ave, Colchester, CO1 1YH
  • 5, 12, 19, 26 Nov 17:00 - 18:00
    Junior

    Pay As You Go Clinic

    Colchester Leisure World, Cowdray Ave, Colchester, CO1 1YH
  • 5, 12, 19, 26 Nov 06:00 - 07:30
    Potential Colchester Leisure World, Cowdray Ave, Colchester, CO1 1YH
  • 5, 12, 19, 26 Nov 18:00 - 19:00
    Young Potential Corporal Budd VC Gymnasium, Berechurch Rd, Colchester, CO2 9RQ
  • 4, 11, 18, 25 Nov 16:30 - 18:00
    Potential Colchester County High School for Girls, Norman Way, Colchester CO3 3US
  • 4, 11, 18, 25 Nov 18:45 - 19:45
    Masters Colchester Leisure World, Cowdray Ave, Colchester, CO1 1YH
  • 4, 11, 18, 25 Nov 05:30 - 07:30
    Performance Plus Colchester Leisure World, Cowdray Ave, Colchester, CO1 1YH
  • 4, 11, 18, 25 Nov 06:00 - 07:30
    Young Potential Colchester Leisure World, Cowdray Ave, Colchester, CO1 1YH
  • 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Nov 16:30 - 18:00
    Potential
    Colchester County High School for Girls, Norman Way, Colchester CO3 3US
  • 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Nov 17:00 - 18:30
    Performance Plus Colchester Leisure World, Cowdray Ave, Colchester, CO1 1YH
  • 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Nov 06:00 - 07:30
    Performance Colchester Leisure World, Cowdray Ave, Colchester, CO1 1YH
  • 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Nov 17:00 - 18:30
    Performance Colchester Leisure World, Cowdray Ave, Colchester, CO1 1YH
  • 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Nov 06:00 - 07:30
    Potential Colchester Leisure World, Cowdray Ave, Colchester, CO1 1YH
  • 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Nov 06:00 - 07:30 | 17:00 - 18:30
    Young Potential Colchester Leisure World, Cowdray Ave, Colchester, CO1 1YH
  • 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Nov 08:00 - 09:00
    Masters Colchester Leisure World, Cowdray Ave, Colchester, CO1 1YH
  • 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Nov 09:00 - 10:00
    Performance Plus Corporal Budd VC Gymnasium, Berechurch Rd, Colchester CO2 9RQ
  • 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Nov 09:00 - 10:00
    Potential Corporal Budd VC Gymnasium, Berechurch Rd, Colchester, CO2 9RQ
  • 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Nov 07:00 - 08:00
    Junior Colchester Leisure World, Cowdray Ave, Colchester, CO1 1YH
  • 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Nov 09:00 - 10:00
    Performance Corporal Budd VC Gymnasium, Berechurch Rd, Colchester, CO2 9RQ
  • 6, 13, 20, 27 Nov 16:30 - 18:00
    Performance Plus
    Colchester County High School for Girls, Norman Way, Colchester CO3 3US
  • 6, 13, 20, 27 Nov 05:30 - 07:30
    Performance Plus Colchester Leisure World, Cowdray Ave, Colchester, CO1 1YH
  • 6, 13, 20, 27 Nov 05:30 - 07:30
    Performance Colchester Leisure World, Cowdray Ave, Colchester, CO1 1YH
  • 6, 13, 20, 27 Nov 18:00 - 19:30
    Young Potential Colchester Leisure World, Cowdray Ave, Colchester, CO1 1YH
  • 6, 13, 20, 27 Nov 18:00 - 19:30
    Junior Colchester Leisure World, Cowdray Ave, Colchester, CO1 1YH
Our Training Pools & Session Times

Leisure World Pool

Colchester Leisure World
Cowdray Ave, Colchester CO1 1YH

Garrison Pool

Corporal Budd VC Gymnasium
Berechurch Rd, Colchester CO2 9RQ

Colchester County High School for Girls

Colchester County High School for Girls
Norman Way, Colchester CO3 3US

Would you like to get involved?

If you would like to get involved please contact our Chief Coach or Masters Secretary using our online Form?