development 1

development 2

diamond squad





To join this squad swimmers must:

·          be strong enough to train for 2 x 1 hour sessions per week

·          be able to perform 50m repeats regularly during a training session

·          be able to perform the correct turns for each stroke and the IM

·          be confident with diving practice

·          be able to maintain the technique required to transfer from the academy over 50m repeats in all 4 strokes


Whilst in this squad swimmers will:

·          continue to refine their techniques across the 4 strokes

·          train over repetitions from 25m to 100m

·          continue to perform sets using turn-around times

·          increase the frequency of Individual Medley (IM) training

·          perform kick and pull sets

·          be introduced to basic drills for each stroke

·          be introduced to sprinting/racing practice

·          continue to develop their relay swimming skills

·          continue to develop and improve their starts, turns & finishes for all strokes

·          work towards improving their 25m & 50m times over all 4 strokes

·          begin their Competitive Start Award Training


Competition guidelines:

·          to take part in club events such as annual championships and time trials

·          to attend team galas if selected by the club

·          to enter any recommended open meets

·          to attend the annual County Championships if qualify for any events


Training schedule:

·          Monday 6pm – 7pm at Kettering

·          Sunday 6.30pm – 7.30pm at Kettering


The squad is split into 3 lanes, which swimmers will progress through before moving on to the Development 2 squad.

Recommended kit:

·          Swimming hat

·          Goggles

·          Drinks bottle

·          Kick board

·          Pull buoy

·          Fins


Squad fee - £28.50 per month


ASA Category registration recommendation:

·          Category 2