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Competition Training For All Ages

Merry Christmas and a happy new year to ALL Southwold Swimmers and Parents. Training will resume on the 4th of January

Competition Squads

Swimmers are only accepted into competition groups by demonstration of an adequate standard at a trial and acceptance of the commitment needed to progress.

2022/2023 Season training groups are:-

Performance & Junior Performance:   - Swimmers of generally Regional standard or the potential to become Regional standard who are prepared, along with their parents, to specialise in competitive swimming as a main sport. This will mean at least 5 sessions per week on average over the complete season and high competition commitment for Performance Swimmers. Junior Performance swimmers are generally younger and expected to train slightly less but increasing to Performance levels as they progress.

Academy: – Swimmers of Club standard who should generally be expected to achieve County qualification times.

Masters: – Our older swimmers who are still of competition standard but may no longer train as regularly as they once did.

Skills 1 & Skills 2: -  Transition groups from Swim Development for swimmers to further develop their competitive skills, stroke technique and fitness before ‘streaming’ into higher groups

Training is usually arranged with multiple groups accessing the pool space at the same time. Swimmers from different groups may be mixed together in the same lanes for the purposes of training efficiency or group transitional reasons, at the discretion of the coaches.