Soundwell Swimming Club

Established in 1962

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Long Term Athelete Development Objectives

Swim skills; during this stage the young swimmers should learn to develop the skills of the sport. There may be participation in complementary sports i.e. those sports, which use similar energy systems and movement patterns. They should also learn the basic technical/tactical skills, and ancillary capacities, including: warm up and cool down; stretching; hydration and nutrition; recovery; relaxation and focusing. Training should also include the use of ‘own body weight’ exercises; as well as developing suppleness. Although the focus is on training, competition should be used to test and refine skills.


  • National plan stages 9, 10 & competitive start award
  • Aged 12yrs & under
  • Must attend a minimum of 3, but ideally 4 sessions per week
  • Must possess 3 out of 4 efficient strokes
  • New swimmers are subject to a 6 month probationary period and review
  • Black club hats only for training & competition
  • Expected to arrive 15mins prior to the start of training
  • Expected to carry out mobility & stretching, before & after training/competition
  • Must only compete in competitions listed on the clubs calendar
  • Must report to the coach before & after every race
  • Expected to complete full warm-up & swim-down protocols
  • Expected to take part in every race & final entered unless notified by the Head Coach
  • Contact the coach if absent or unable to fulfil criteria


Swimmers should arrive with the following kit and equipment properly adjusted and in good working order;

• Swimming costume or trunks• Racing costume or trunks to be worn in races only
• Towel• Training swimming costume/trunks to be worn in warm up & swim down
• Goggles (x2)• Towels (x2)
• Swim hat (x2)• Goggles (x2)
• Kickboard• Soundwell hat to be worn by all swimmers (x2)
• Pullbuoy• Soundwell polo shirt/t-shirt
• Fins• Soundwell hoodie (optional)
• Finger paddles• Dark shorts or trackies
• Drinks bottle (1 litre per hour)• At least 2 drinks bottles (stay topped up)

Squad Fees

£54.00 per month