Our
Squads

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Credit: Daniel Cork

Our Coaches

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Head Coach
Ric Howard
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Performance Coach
Rory Brennand
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Age Group Coach
Eirini Tsoutsa
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Coach
Izzy Tyler

Squad Structure

Age Group Development (AGD)

  • Expected Number of Sessions: 3 pool sessions per week
  • Total Sessions Available: 6 pool sessions per week
  • Qualification Criteria: Maximum age 13
  • Consideration: Coaches discretion – upon completion of a trial session
  • Monthly Squad fees: £65.00

Swimmers are normally aged 8-12 when stroke development is still a main priority, swimmers in this group also undertake aerobic training, begin to learn how to pace themselves correctly, are taught race techniques such as start and turns and learn how to read a clock as well as other good training habits.

Criteria for entry to this coaching group are primarily based on attitude and skill development following a trial. The maximum age for a swimmer in this group is 13.

Age Group

  • Expected Number of Sessions: 5 pool sessions per week
  • Total Sessions Available: 7 pool sessions per week
  • Qualification Criteria: Swimmers aged 10-15
  • Automatic: Regional Qualifier / Counties Top 20
  • Consideration: Coaches discretion
  • Monthly Squad fees: £75.00

Swimmers at this level must be expected to complete the sessions the coach is asking of them. Swimmers are also expected to be doing at least 1 weekday morning on a regular basis.

Swimmers who fail to meet the standards in terms of attendance, effort and performances may be subject to review in terms of their place in the level. The coach may have key sets that swimmers must take part in to track progress at this age, due to lack of competitive availability at younger ages of the squad.

Performance Potential (PP)

  • Expected Number of Sessions: 6 pool sessions per week + land training
  • Total Sessions Available: 8 pool sessions per week + land training
  • Qualification Criteria: Swimmers aged 13+
  • Automatic: National Qualifier / Regional Top 12
  • Consideration: Coaches discretion
  • Monthly Squad fees: £85.00

Swimmers at this level must be expected to complete the sessions the coach is asking of them. Swimmers who fail to meet the standards in terms of attendance, effort and performances may be subject to review in terms of their place in the level.
Swimmers and parents should notify the coach, at the earliest opportunity, any reasons that may affect attendance or performance in training.

Competitions are to be discussed with the coach prior to entry and swimmers are expected to compete for BMSS at counties, regionals and national events and set the best example in terms of behaviour and practice for the rest of the squad.

Performance (P)

  • Expected Number of Sessions: 7 pool sessions per week + land training
  • Total Sessions Available: 9 pool sessions per week + land training
  • Qualification Criteria: Swimmers aged 14+
  • Automatic: National Qualifier / Regional Medalist
  • Consideration: Coaches discretion
  • Monthly Squad fees: £95.00

Swimmers at this level must be expected to complete the sessions the coach is asking of them. Swimmers who fail to meet the standards in terms of attendance, effort and performances may be subject to review in terms of their place in the level.
During exam periods, swimmers are expected to train at least once a day and notify the coach well in advance of these periods so exemptions can be made.


Competitions are to be discussed with the coach prior to entry and swimmers are expected to compete for BMSS at counties, regionals and national events and set the best example in terms of behaviour and practice for the rest of the squad.