Soundwell Swimming Club

Established in 1962

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Long Term Athelete Development Objectives

Learning to train; a greater emphasis on aerobic conditioning, individualisation of fitness and technical training. Focusing on learning to train correctly rather than competing with the training predominantly of high volume, low intensity workloads. It is important to emphasise that high volume, low intensity training cannot be achieved in a limited time period, and therefore the time commitment to training should increase. There will be specific target competitions undertaken throughout the season, which swimmers in this squad will be expected to compete in. If insufficient time is devoted to this stage then it is highly unlikely the young swimmer will reach their full potential.


  • Gloucester county qualifier
  • Aged 14yrs & under
  • Must attend a minimum of 4, but ideally 5 sessions per week (INCLUDING AN EARLY MORNING)
  • Must be able to complete 10x100 frontcrawl on 2.00
  • Plus 2 of the following; 10x50 breaststroke on 1.15, 10x50 backstroke on 1.10, 10x50 butterfly on 1.15
  • 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
  • Encouraged to increase training during holiday periods
  • Must attend training the night before & after every 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

£73.00 per month