Sessions

Monday night is our main 'club night'. All members of the club swim in one of the club night sessions every week (during school term time) in one of ten sessions. The schedule for club night is:

Session

Time

Pool area

1A

5.30pm – 6.00pm

Shallow end (first division)

1B

5.30pm – 6.00pm

Shallow end (second division)

1C

5.30pm – 6.00pm

Shallow end (third division)

2A

6.00pm – 6.30pm

Shallow end (first division)

2B

6.00pm – 6.30pm

Shallow end (second division)

2C

6.00pm – 6.30pm

Shallow end (third division)

3

5.35pm – 6.20pm

Deep end

4

6.30pm – 7.15pm

Entire pool (4 lanes)

5

7.15pm – 8.00pm

Entire pool (4 lanes)

6

8.00pm – 9.00pm

Entire pool (4 lanes)

For length sessions, the session time gets later as the ability gets higher.

 

Our current schedule for additional sessions is:

Day

Time

Type

Tuesday

7pm – 8pm

Training

Wednesday

7pm – 8pm

Training

Thursday

7pm – 7.30pm

Teaching

7pm – 8pm

Pre-competitive

7.30pm – 9pm

Training

Friday

7pm – 7.30pm

Teaching

7pm – 8pm

Pre-competitive

7pm – 8pm

Training (CA pool)

8pm – 9pm

Training (school pool)

 

'Teaching' sessions are for anyone in club night sessions 1, 2 or 3 (anyone who swims between 5.30pm - 6.30pm on Mondays). These are all width sessions.
'Pre-competitive' sessions are for anyone in club night sessions 4 or 5 (unless you have been invited to attend a different time by your teacher).
'Training' sessions are for anyone in club night session 6, and anyone that competes in external galas with the club.

If you are not sure which sessions you should attend, ask your teacher.

 

 

Session entry requirements

The table below shows the rough entry requirements for each session. Please note that these are not set in stone, and it is up to the session teacher or the admissions assessor to decide which session a swimmer goes to. We do not accept suggestions from swimmers, parents or guardians regarding session entry or progression.

Session

Requirements

1A or 2A

No requirements

1B or 2B

Water confidence without swimming aids. The ability to swim a full width comfortably with the face in the water. To be able to submerge completely without assistance. Good basic technique.

1C or 2C

Water confident, frontcrawl and backcrawl with a good body position. Breaststroke can be attempted. The ability to comfortably swim multiple widths unaided.

3

Water confident and able to swim in deep water unaided. Swimmers must demonstrate correct frontcrawl breathing and swim backcrawl with good body position and reasonable arm action. Demonstrate a basic understanding of breaststroke and butterfly.

4

Complete water confidence and the ability to perform frontcrawl, backcrawl and breaststroke with good technique and style. Butterfly can be attempted. Swimmers must be able to maintain this standard of swimming for distances greater than one length. Swimmers should be able to safely enter deep water.

5

Complete water confidence and the ability to swim a minimum of 2 lengths continuously. Swimmers must be able to maintain a good standard (as defined by the ASA) of frontcrawl, backcrawl and breaststroke over sustained periods of swimming. Swimmers should be able to safely enter deep water using a variety of methods, and must be able to attempt tumble turns.

6

Complete water confidence and a sufficient level of water fitness to enable them to take part in training sessions. Swimmers must show a basic understanding of racing starts and turns and have good general water skills. Swimmers should be able to safely enter deep water using a variety of methods.