Aim of Squad:

Everyone in the squad to have at least North East Regional times.

Squad Criteria:

  • Ages may vary between 9 and 16 years.
  • Swimmers are aiming to compete at NER standard.
  • Must at least have an N&D time or have potential to achieve the squad criteria, this is decided by the coaches.
  • Attendance of 85% or above each month.
  • Morning attendance and land work is not optional
  • Must compete in competitions directed by coaching staff, in events decided by the lead coach. Any issues with competitions must be consulted with the squad coach. Parents do not choose competitions.
  • Positive attitude to training and competitions.
  • Emphasis on becoming a good 400IM swimmer.
  • Any moves or places in this squad are down to the coach’s discretion.
  • Swimmers must be on poolside for every session 10/15 minutes before to complete a poolside warm up. If swimmers are going to be late then they must let the squad coach know. Swimmers turning up too late may not be allowed to enter the session.
  • If you are ill or injured it is up to the coach whether you are fit enough to enter the pool, but if you turn up to the session you are expected to complete it.
  • Swimmers must have their own equipment for every session including spare goggles.


Monday am 5.30 – 7.30am Stanley
Monday pm 4.30 – 6.30pm Stanley
Tuesday pm 4.30 – 6.30pm Consett
Wednesday pm 4.30 – 6.30pm Stanley (Invite only)
Thursday pm 4.30 – 6.30pm Consett
Friday am 5.30 – 7.30am Stanley
Sunday pm 4.00 – 6.00pm Consett