Academy Squad

Academy Squad is Bexley Swimming Club’s entry group.  The age of swimmers within this group should not exceed 10 years.

Entry criteria:

  • 25m freestyle, using bi-lateral breathing.
  • 25m backstroke.
  • 25m breaststroke (with legal leg kick).
  • 25m butterfly (simultaneous arms & legal leg kick).
  • A dive from a starting block.
  • A forward roll in the water.

Training aims & objectives:

  • Learn & develop stroke technique on all four strokes.
  • Learn & develop starts, turns & finishes on all four strokes.
  • Training in a group environment & lane discipline.
  • Punctuality.
  • Have all training equipment (kick-board, fins & drink bottle).
  • Introduction to Club Time-Trials & Club Championships.

Criteria for consideration of movement to Development Group:

  • Participate in club Time Trials.
  • Attend all 3 training sessions on a regular basis.
  • Swim 200m freestyle with bi-lateral breathing.
  • Swim 100m backstroke with tumble turns.
  • Swim 100m breaststroke with correct underwater pullouts.
  • Swim 25m butterfly.
  • Swim 100m IM with correct turns.
  • A competitive racing dive.
  • Correct finishes on all four strokes.
  • Respect for coaching staff.
  • Willingness to learn.
  • Good lane discipline.
  • Punctuality.

Training Schedule