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Stroke Development - Effective from 1 March 2019

The Stroke Development Squad is for swimmers aged 12+ who are emotionally mature enough to work independently within a lane of older swimmers and is open to existing members and new members trialling for the Masters Squad

Aim: To maintain and develop fitness and good stroke technique.

Squad Criteria

Swimmers should be able to:

  • Show good technique in Backstroke, Breaststroke, Butterfly and Front Crawl.
  • Perform 8 x 100m Front Crawl and Form Stroke with minimal rest.
  • Swim for 60 minutes and understand complex instructions.
  • Read times from the pace clock.
  • Understand basic lane discipline: : allow a 5 seconds gap between swimmers, swim clockwise and anti-clockwise in the odd and even numbered lanes.
  • Show good attendance.
  • Be self-motivated to achieve the goals set out for them by their coach.

Minimum Attendance: 2 sessions per week

Training Times

Day Time Where
Friday 1930-2030 Colchester Leisure World Fitness Pool
Sunday 0700-0800 Colchester Leisure World Fitness Pool


Annual Club Membership Fee £30
Monthly Fee £35
ASA Membership Fee Annually £17-34.50

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

e: to find out more about joing Stroke Development

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Masters Link

Waterpolo Link