Development Squad

Development Squad

Our Development Squad is based upon the ASA’s Long Term Athlete Development with particular focus on teaching Swim Skills and Building the Technique. Our Head Coach is a firm believer that good technique will win over speed at a young age. He believes that as swimmers get older and develop physically, good technique will enable to speed to come naturally. Swimmers also will be able to sustain their speed in training and races.

For swimmers this will be their first taste of full squad training. We continue to make swimming fun and enjoyable and also start to build a sense of being part of a team.

For many swimmers and depending on ability, swimming competitively will also be encouraged either as an individual and/or part of the Penguins swimming team. As an individual the aim will be to compete in the Wiltshire County Championships, and/or novice/learner Open Competitions.

Swimmers in this Squad can swim between 1 – 3 times / 2 – 4.5 hours a week depending on the capability of the swimmer.

Swim sessions are as follows:

Day Time Venue
Monday

Tuesday

Thursday

Friday

7-9pm

8-9pm

8-9pm

7-8.30pm

Marlborough College

Marlborough Leisure Centre

Marlborough Leisure Centre

Marlborough College