Southwold Swimming Club

Competition Training For All Ages

**Celebrating 50 years of Southwold Swimming Club**

Club Overview

We have swimming groups to cater for all ages. The Club is split into 3 main sections: Learn to Swim, Swim Development and Competition Groups. We follow the National Plan for Teaching Swimming through our Learn to Swim and Swim Development groups and structure our training around the Long Term Athlete Development model. The Swim Development and Competition groups are required to purchase some personal training equipment.                 


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Learn to Swim Groups

The Learn to Swim section starts with children from 4 years old and is based in the learner pool with small groups. The sessions are 30 mins long and as they get more confident they are gradually introduced to the main 25m pool. We bill in advance, at the end of a  block of sessions (around 14 weeks).  We don't swim on Bank Holidays (as the pool is closed) and stop during August. 

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Swim Development Groups

Once the children can swim competently they are then transferred to Swim Development, this is generally when they are from 6-9 years old. They swim in the main pool over lengths starting at 1 hour per week increasing to 2 hours for the top group. Once they reach 9 years old the swimmers in these groups need to be of an adequate standard and committed enough to join the competition groups or we try to find alternative swimming arrangements. 

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Competition Groups

These groups start with swimmers from around 8 years old and go right up to adult masters. These groups are for committed swimmers of an adequate standard. The aim of these groups is to get the swimmers to the best competition standard we can.  Currently, we are able to offer up to 9 hours of swimming per week over 6 sessions. 

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