Colchester Swimming Club operate a progressive squad structure. Swimmers in the younger squads develop their stroke technique, improve their stamina and speed, whilst working towards achieving ASA Speed Awards at regular time trials.
The Squad criteria are based on the recommendations of the Long Term Athlete Development Programme (LTAD).
Additionally, a standard time for our distance test sets has been put in place for Potential Development and Performance squads to ensure that squad members have the necessary endurance to cope with the training load.
The Squads Administration
Our Chief Coach
Our Membership Secretary
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
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.
Swimmers should be able to:
Target Attendance: 2 sessions per week
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
Youth Masters £50/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
Club Annual Membership Fee
Squad Trial Dates (Subject to change - COVID-19)
Enrolment into Squads is by trial only.
If you are interested in joining our club, please contact our Chief Coach.
Pay As You Go ClinicColchester Leisure World, Cowdray Ave, Colchester, CO1 1YH
If you would like to get involved please contact our Chief Coach or Membership Secretary using our online Form?