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The Performance Squad - Effective from 1 October 2017

The Performance Squad is for swimmers aged 11 or over at the end of the current calendar year. Exceptionally younger swimmers or dedicated swimmers may be accepted at the discretion of the Head Coach.

Aim: To have multiple Essex County Qualifying Times for their age group at a distance greater than 50 metres. Swimmers in this squad should ideally be County finalists.

Squad Criteria

Swimmers should be able to:

  • Represent the Club at the County Championships.
  • Compete in 100m/200m Backstroke, Breaststroke, Front Crawl and Butterfly maintaining good form throughout.
  • Swim 200m and 400m Individual Medley with legal turns to a good competitive standard for their age group.
  • Perform 20 x 100m Front Crawl and Form Stroke with minimal rest.
  • Swim for 120 minutes and understand a complex swimming schedule.
  • Read the pace clock and calculate their own swimming times.
  • Understand and comply with lane discipline and be respectful to their coaches and fellow team mates, setting a good example to others.
  • Maintain good attendance at training, land training and long course training.
  • Compete at Open Meets and representing the Club at Arena League galas and Essex County Championships.
  • Be self-motivated to achieve the goals set out for them by their coaches.

Minimum Attendance: 6 sessions per week (including 2 weekday morning sessions)

Training Times

Day Time Where
Monday 0600-0730 Colchester Leisure World Fitness Pool
Tuesday 0530-0730 Colchester Leisure World Fitness Pool
  1700-1830 Colchester Leisure World Fitness Pool
Thursday 1700-1830 Colchester Leisure World Fitness Pool
Friday 0530-0730 Colchester Leisure World Fitness Pool
Friday 1730-1830 Garrison
Sunday 0900-1100 Garrison


Fee Amount
Annual Club Membership Fee £30
Monthly Fee £72
ASA Membership Fee £35.00

All swimmers are required to be members of the ASA for insurance purposes.

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