Our squad structure within the club has been set up to ensure each individual swimmer has the opportunity to progress through the squads and promotion is gained at the discretion of the coaching staff when they feel the swimmer has shown enough skill, commitment and dedication. When swimmers achieve promotion, they receive a promotion letter and certificate.
Blue aims to offer a smooth transition from lessons or other backgrounds and an introduction to competitive swimming. The programmes are set around improving swimming technique in all four swimming strokes and introducing starts and turns with an emphasis on fun. Swimmers may be invited to novice leagues or introductory galas and they will also be encouraged to participate in our own club time trials, which allow swimmers to gauge their progress. Swimmers are encouraged to attend as many sessions as possible.
Green squad has increased pool time and continue to work on perfecting their stroke techniques, turns and dives while also increasing stamina. There will be more competitive swimming opportunities at this stage and coaching staff will be looking for commitment to training to ensure progression.
Yellow and Orange squads start to incorporate land-based training into their schedule as well as increasing pool time. There will be more opportunity to compete at this stage, including progressing from the Novice Leagues into the Fife Leagues. In these squads, attendance and commitment are very important to ensure aerobic fitness is maintained.
Red squad is for those swimmers aiming to compete in higher level competitions, for example, East Districts, Scottish National Age Groups (SNAGS), National and British level competitions. These swimmers are aiming for inclusion in Scottish swimming camps and pathways. Attendance, positive attitude and commitment are essential.