Soundwell Swimming Club

Established in 1962

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Long Term Athlete Development Objectives

Training for competition; a continued emphasis on participation in training and competition with the focus on maintaining quality throughout sessions with increasing intensity, with triple periodisation of the training year. The squad should be focused on developing maximum strength gain, continuing core body work and maintaining suppleness through the use of land training or gym work. 


  • Swimmers are expected to compete on a regular basis
  • Aged 12yrs & over
  • Swimmers are expected to maintain a minimum of 70% attendance
  • Must be able to complete 15x100 frontcrawl on 1.40 holding 1.30
  • Plus 2 of the following; 10x50 breaststroke on 55, 10x50 backstroke on 50, 10x50 butterfly on 55
  • Land training is optional, gym membership is suggested
  • 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
  • Swimmers who are unable to fulfil the criteria will be directed into a swim fit programme

Additional Swim Fit Sessions

Tuesday: 20.00-21.00 Kingswood Leisure Centre (Alex Haines)

* Pay per session on the door


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
• Band• Soundwell hoodie (optional)
• Fins• Dark shorts or trackies
• Hand paddles• At least 2 drinks bottles (stay topped up)
• Snorkel (finis type) 
• Drinks bottle (1 litre per hour) 

Squad Fees

£56.00 per month

Master pay as you go £4.50