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The Potential Development Squad - Effective from 1 October 2017

The Potential Development Squad is for swimmers aged between 11 & 18 at the end of the current calendar year. Exceptionally swimmers outside this age range may be accepted at the discretion of the Head Coach.

Aim: To have, or be close to, Essex County Qualifying Times for their age group at a distance above 50 metres.

Squad Criteria

Swimmers should be able to:

  • Show good technique in all strokes.
  • Compete in 100m/200m Backstroke, Breaststroke, Front Crawl and Butterfly maintaining good form throughout.
  • Swim 400m and 200m Individual Medley to a good competitive standard for their age group.
  • Perform 15 x 100m Front Crawl and Form Stroke with minimal rest, whilst maintaining good technique throughout.
  • Swim for 90 minutes and understand a 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.
  • Show good attendance at training, land training and long course training.
  • Show commitment to competing at Open Meets and representing the Club at galas and Essex County Championships.

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

Training Times

Day Time Where
Monday 0600-0730 Colchester Leisure World Fitness Pool
Monday 1700-1830 Colchester Leisure World Fitness Pool
Tuesday 0530-0730 Colchester Leisure World Fitness Pool
Tuesday 1745-1845 Garrison
Thursday 0600-0730 Colchester Leisure World Fitness Pool
Friday 1730-1830 Garrison
Sunday 0900-1100 Garrison


Fee Amount
Annual Membership Fee £30
Monthly Fee £69
ASA Membership Fee £35.00

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

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