In performance we aim to facilitate the best swimming journey possible for each and every swimmer. Allowing all members to reach their full potential.  Coaching is continually given to improve swim fitness along side technical improvement. To assist in this the squad has a wealth of highly qualified and experienced Coaches to call upon. Performance are also very fortunate to have a large number of volunteer poolside helpers. 

A full and comprehensive squad training plan is established annually, covering all strokes and Individual Medley, to ensure swimmers peak in readiness for key competitions, ranging from County Championships, Regional Championships, all the way through to National Championships and beyond. Other swimming competitions are included in the plan to allow coaches regular progress updates. 

The training for performance currently comprises of the following six sessions, 

  • Sunday 18.00 to 20.00 
  • Monday 18.00 to 20.00 
  • Tuesday 18.00 to 20.00
  • Wednesday 06.00 to 07.30 
  • Thursday 18.00 to 20.00 
  • Saturday 07.00 to 08.30 

Adding up to a total of eleven hours a week, we encourage swimmers to attend all sessions that they are eligible for. We understand some swimmers may have other commitments and these can be discussed and agreed on an individual basis. The squad criteria is to attend a minimum of 5 sessions per week. In addition to the above there is also two land training sessions, both of which are before a swim training session. 

  • Saturday 08:45 to 09:30
  • Sunday 17.00 to 17:45

In addition to this we have regular visits to Loughborough University to train in a fifty metre facility, in preparation for long course events throughout the year. 

Also, the Meridian Leisure centre offer all Performance swimmers a discounted gym and swim membership to enable use of the facilities in their own time. 

Our Performance Swimmers act as role models for the younger swimmers and once they reach the age of 14 are encouraged to help on poolside. In time those that have shown their commitment may also be encouraged and supported to achieve their Swim England Teacher Awards.

Interested in becoming a member?

If you are interested in joining our club, register for your free trial or if you have any further questions about joining please don't hesitate to contact us. For information on squad swimming times please click here.