Soundwell Swimming Club

Established in 1962

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Long Term Athelete Development Objectives

FUNdamentals; the primary objective of this squad is to learn the skills involved in swimming by developing each of the four strokes as well as the core elements of body control, feel for the water, and stable movement patterns. The emphasis is on developing basic movement literacy and fundamental movement skills.  The skills to be developed are the ABSs (Agility, Balance, Coordination and Speed. A well-structured programme with proper stroke and skill progression is implemented.


  • National plan stages 7 & 8
  • Aged 10yrs & under
  • Must attend both sessions each week
  • Must possess 3 out of 4 basic 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 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)
• Drinks bottle (1 litre per hour)• Dark shorts or trackies
 • At least 2 drinks bottles (stay topped up)

Squad Fees

£41.00 per month