When you become a member of City of Southampton Swimming Club you will be allocated a training squad based on your age and ability. We have seven squads, which develop skills that have been learnt through the learn to swim academy. Swimmers are expected to progress through the squads as their skills and ability improves, providing they are committed and work hard in training sessions.
The criteria for squad movements has been set by the Professional Head Coach, which will be continually reviewed and subject to change. The standards and targets do not mean automatic movement when gained by a swimmer; they are merely the targets required to be achieved by the swimmer to be considered for movement. Squad moves in the higher squads will be based on the ability to train within a squad, positive attitude, training regularly and competing in recognised club competitions.
Further information about each squad, including training times, equipment required and who each squad is for is shown on the following pages: