Squad Structure

NATIONAL SQUAD

Performance squad for swimmers aged 13 and above

TRAINING REQUIREMENTS:

Excellent work ethic. Must attend all sessions consistently. (During A level or GCSE exam periods this may be reduced by agreement). Must be able to make 20 x 100 FR on 1’20.

PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Must do most of the recommended galas and try to do one gala per month (leagues are not considered as galas). Must strive to achieve a national qualifying time. Must be able to swim 200 free in at least 2’15

SESSION TIMES:

Monday: 18:30-19:30

Tuesday: 06.00-07.30 & 18.00-20.00 (Stamford LC)

Wednesday: 06:00-07.30

Thursday: 06.00-07.30 & 19.00-21.00

Friday: 18.30-21.00

Sunday: 18:00-20.00

Total:14 hours + land training



MIDLAND SQUAD

Performance squad for swimmers aged 12-15

TRAINING REQUIREMENTS:

Must be able to demonstrate great work ethic. Be able to attend all sessions per week consistently. Must be able to make 16 x 100 FR on 1’25

PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Must do most of the recommended galas / races + at least 2 long course galas per year. Must qualify for at least 3 Midland times. Must prioritize races – 100 fly, 200 IM, 200 back, 200 breast and 200 free. Must be able to swim 200 free in at least 2’20

SESSION TIMES:

Monday: 18:30-19:30

Tuesday: 06.00-07.30

Thursday: 06:00-07:30 & 19.30-21.00

Friday: 18.30-20.00

Sunday: 18:00-20.00

Total: 9 hours + land training




COUNTY SQUAD

Performance squad for swimmers aged 9-11

TRAINING REQUIREMENTS:

Must be able to demonstrate good work ethic. Must try to regularly attend at least 4 sessions per week. Must be able to make the set 12 x 100 FR on 1’40

PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Must do most of the recommended galas including Club Championships, Grantham Grand Prix, Boston Open, Tulip Meet, Lincoln/Grantham Meet. Must prioritize races – 200 IM and 200 free. Must qualify for at least 3 County races longer than 50m. Must be able to swim 200 free in at least 2’50

SESSION TIMES:

Tuesday:19.30-20.30

Wednesday: 06:00-07:30

Thursday: 19.00-20.00

Friday: 06.00-07.00

Sunday: 17:30-19.00

Total: 6 hours



COUNTY DEVELOPMANT SQUAD

Performance squad for swimmers aged 9-11

TRAINING REQUIREMENTS:

Must be able to demonstrate good work ethic. Must try to regularly attend 3 sessions per week (younger swimmers) and 4 sessions per week (older swimmers). Must be able to make the set 6 x 100 FR on 1’50

PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Must do most of the recommended galas including Club Championships, Grantham Grand Prix, Boston Open, Tulip Meet, LV/GSC Joint Meet. Must prioritize races – 200 IM and 200 free. Must qualify for at least 1 County race. Must be able to swim 200 free in at least 3’30

SESSION TIMES:

Tuesday:19.30-20.30

Thursday: 18.00-19.00

Friday: 06:00-07.00

Sunday: 16:30-18.00

Total:4.5 hours



SENIOR + SQUAD

Competitive squad for swimmers aged 13 – 18 (18+ will swim in Masters squad)

TRAINING REQUIREMENTS:

Must regularly attend 3 sessions per week, can be invited to do more. Must be committed to try their best in sessions.

PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Must do most of the recommended galas including Club Championships, Grantham Grand Prix, Tulip Meet, LV/GSC Joint Meet

SESSION TIMES:

Tuesday:20.30-21.30

Thursday: 06.00-07.30 (invitational only)

Friday 19:30-20:00

Sunday: 17:30-19.00

Total:4-5.5 hours



SENIOR LINCS SQUAD

Competitive squad for swimmers aged 13 – 18 (18+ will swim in Masters squad)

TRAINING REQUIREMENTS:

Must regularly attend 2 sessions per week. Must be committed to try their best in sessions.

PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Should do Club Championships.

SESSION TIMES:

Tuesday: 20.30-21.30

Sunday: 19.00-20.00

Total:2 hours



JUNIOR LINCS SQUAD

Competitive squad for swimmers aged 11 - 13

TRAINING REQUIREMENTS:

Must regularly attend 2 sessions per week, can be invited to do more. Must be committed to try their best in sessions.

PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Must do most of the recommended galas including Club Championships

SESSION TIMES:

Tuesday: 20.30-21.30

Friday: 06:00-07:00 (invitation) & 20.00-21.00

Sunday: 16.30-18.00

Total: 3.5 - 4.5 hours



SHARKS SQUAD

Competitive squad for swimmers aged 7 -11

TRAINING REQUIREMENTS:

Must regularly attend 3 sessions per week. Must be committed to try their best in sessions.

PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Must do most of the recommended galas including Club Championships, Grantham Grand Prix, Tulip Meet, LV/GSC Joint Meet. Must be aiming to get County qualification.

SESSION TIMES:

Tuesday: 19.30-20.30;

Thursday: 18.00-19.00

Sunday: 16.30-18.00

Total: 3.5 hours



MARLINS SQUAD

Competitive squad for swimmers aged 7 -10

TRAINING REQUIREMENTS:

Must regularly attend 2 sessions per week. Must be committed to try their best in sessions.

PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Must do some of the recommended galas including Club Championships.

SESSION TIMES:

Thursday: 18.00-19.00

Sunday: 16.30-17.30

Total: 2 hours



PRE-CLUB SQUAD

Introductory squad for swimmers aged 7 – 10

TRAINING REQUIREMENTS:

Must be able to swim 4 strokes with good technique and regularly attend 1 session per week.

PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Must do Club Championships.

SESSION TIMES:

Sunday: 16.30-17.30

Total: 1 hour