MASC Academy

Academy squad photo

Training Times

Sunday 3.00 - 3.30pm (Neptune, small pool)

Sunday 3.30 - 4.00pm (Neptune, small pool)

Sunday 3.00 - 4.00pm (Neptune, main pool)

Tuesday 6.00 - 7.00 pm (Rainbow Centre) - INVITED SWIMMERS ONLY


Joe Richards

The MASC Academy was a program set up initially by MASC head coach Tom Harforth, to be a gateway between swimming lessons and the main squads in the club. The academy takes children from as young as 4 years old and runs in conjunction with Leisure Centre and swim school lessons.

The aim of the academy is to purely focus on the skills of a young swimmer. Improving their technique across all 4 strokes, racing dives and turns, and also things like sculling and fly kicks, with everything being geared towards the child hopefully moving up into one of the mains squads of the club.

The Academy is ran by Joe Richards who is the Assistant head coach and works with the Potential Squad. But the academy wouldnt even be plausible without the team of volunteers doing the hard work. This team includes, National, Performance and masters swimmers, qualified swimming teachers, and an Olympian, who create a fun learning environment for the kids to work towards the criteria set by the club.

For Swimmers looking to Join the MASC Academy we are looking at Swimmers aged between 5yrs-10yrs and who are currently involved in Learn to Swim Lessons or part of a Swim School

We look forward to seeing you there!