Competitive A

Lead Coach: Marcin Pascek
E-mail: [email protected]

Total training hours available: 18 hours

Our Competitive A squad is a replacement for our previous National Squad and is aimed at dedicated and highly motivated swimmers looking to achieve their full potential. Swimmers will be aiming for Swim England National Qualifying times as well as seeking to medal at local and regional events.

The squad is aimed at all competitive swimmers performing at a high level. Swimmers in the Competitive A squad will have regular opportunities to swim alongside our Elite Squad, and where appropriate may be selected to progress to the Elite Squad.

Competitive A swimmers will also swim alongside our Competitive B swimmers with an expectation that they will provide support and encouragement to those in Competitive B.

Competition requirements:

Must enter minimum of 3 MASC galas / year

Must attend team galas


Male 14 years+ (considered 13 years)

Female 13 years+ (considered 12 years)

Accepted criteria for entry into squad

Proven ability and commitment to following a demanding training program (swimmers, with parental support)

A positive mind set, with the ability to take personal responsibility for performances

Signed and returned copies of Swimmer Code of Conduct & Parents Code of Conduct

A team player – polite, supportive, and empathetic

Consistently attending 70-100% (lower attendance must be agreed with the Head Coach)

Considered criteria for entry into squad

Qualifying time for County and Regional Championships

Swimmer’s national ranking can be taken into consideration

Considered swimmer should have ND& NER QT

Land Training/Weights Criteria

To commit to a minimum of 1 land training sessions a week with recommended 2 sessions a week

To wear appropriate kit during pre-pool (shorts and trainers), land training and gym sessions

Arrive 10 minutes before each session for pre-pool and stay 10 minutes after each session for stretching.

Criteria for Squad Exit

Failure to comply with the Club’s Code of Conduct

Unable to attain the relevant performance standard

Consistently late to sessions (pool and land) without agreement

Training at other clubs or seeking additional coaching/technical sessions outside of the club programme.


Not meeting criteria – Move to Competitive B squad or Active

Exit months are March & August/September

Training Timetable:


MONDAY LANDPM17.30-18.15
FRIDAY GYMPM17.00-18.00