Development Squad

this squad is an introduction to the world of competitive swimming and aims to encourage new swimmers to develop the skills they need to progress and compete. These swimmers may swim up to two sessions a week.

Expectations: to swim twice a week and when ready, to compete in development galas.

Squad 1 – Criteria:

to swim 50m of each stroke, 25m Fly. With correct turns, starts, finishes, and dives, and have competed in development galas.  The aim for Squad One Swimmers is to consolidate and improve on what they have already learnt from the development squad, developing their strength, stamina and competition skills. 

Expectations: to swim three times a week and compete in Club Championships and appropriate coach recommended swims at Hull & District galas.

Squad 2 – Criteria:

to swim 100m of each stroke, 50m Fly with correct turns, starts  and finishes, attaining times based on 9 years Yorkshire time plus 30%.    The aim of Squad two is to further develop the swimmers skill set, stamina and develop the ability to compete in open competitions.

Expectations: to swim four times a week and to compete in Club Championships and appropriate events at Hull & District Galas. To compete in open graded galas on the recommendation of the coaches, these would usually be BC or ABC Graded meets.

Squad 3 – Criteria:

to swim 200m of each stroke, 100m Fly with correct turns, starts and finishes, attaining times based on 10 year Yorkshire time plus 30%. The aim of Squad three is to further develop the swimmers ability to train, build stamina and refine competition skills to build confidence when competing at open meets and possible attendance at Yorkshire Championships

Expectations: to swim at least four times a week and compete in Club Championships and Hull & District Galas. With coaches guidance Open meets and where a swimmer has qualified Yorkshire Championships.

Squad 3a –

Stamina Swimmers - usually older swimmers for whom swimming is a means of retaining the fitness they have gained whilst previously being a competitive swimmer.  Sessions will be set with the aim of maintaining and building fitness and stamina, without the expectation to compete in outside galas, however should they wish to do so they may enter galas, making our own Club Championships a priority.

 A provision has been made for students to reduce fees whilst studying for GCSEs these swimmers may only swim  twice per week and will be placed into squad 3a.

Expectations: to have a reasonable level of ability and fitness to enable them to complete a stamina session. To swim at least once a week.

Squad 4 – Criteria: 

To hold a current Yorkshire Championship time or within 2 seconds and the ability to complete Squad Four training sessions.

Expectations: to swim at least four times a week and to compete in Club Championships, Hull & District, Open Meets, and where a swimmer has qualified Yorkshire Championships, NERs