Performance Pathway training are delivered in line with our LTAD plan, aiming to get swimmers on national and international podiums. We provide the correct training environment, world class coaching services, fantastic facilities and diligent training plans aimed at individual goals.

Age guideline: 10-12 years Minimum age: 9 years Maximum age: 13 years

Our aim is to educate swimmers about the correct training and competitive pathways, continue to develop drills, stroke technique, starts and turns. The training environment remains fun, however greater emphasis is placed on competition, training correctly and discipline. Swimmers will be aiming to achieve at local and regional level whilst aspiring to compete at their home National Championships. Swimmers who excel in this squad will progress to the Performance Age Squad depending on their competition performance and training commitment. Swimmers will understand that their performance will be directly related to their effort and commitment and will be expected to take more responsibility for their own training.

Equipment needed: Kickboard, Alignment Kickboard, Pullbouy, Fins, FINIS Agility Paddles, Finger Paddles, 2x Drinks Bottles, Cap, Goggles, Skipping Rope, Band, Mesh Bag, Land Training Mat

Swimmers should understand that this is a competitive squad and a minimum of 4 sessions per week must be attended by swimmers of 12+ years.

Age guideline: 12-13 years Minimum age: 11 years Maximum age: 14 years

Our aim is to educate swimmers about the correct training and competitive pathways, continue to develop drills, stroke techniques, starts and turns. Swimmers in this squad are expected to be at a later swimming or physiological development stage to some of their peers and therefor more aerobic training will take place. The training environment remains fun, however greater emphasis is placed on competition, training correctly and discipline. Swimmers will be aiming to achieve at local and regional level whilst aspiring to compete in their home National Championships. Swimmers will understand that their performance will be directly related to their effort and commitment and will be expected to take more responsibility for their own training.

Equipment needed: Kickboard, Alignment Kickboard, Pullbouy, Fins, FINIS Agility Paddles, Finger Paddles, 2x Drinks Bottles, Cap, Goggles, Skipping Rope, Band, Mesh Bag, Land Training Mat

Swimmers should understand that this is a competitive squad and a minimum of 5 sessions per week must be attended. Older swimmers must be looking to do a minimum of 6 sessions per week, based on the coach's advice.

13-15 years (males); 12-14 years (females)

Our aim is to create an elite training environment to enable a correct pathway into youth and senior swimming in line with the LTAD plan but along the way ensuring maximum performance to an age group national championship level. The swimming will be supported by services such as strength and conditioning sessions, psychology and nutritional advice. This squad is for swimmers with no other commitments or distractions other than school.

Equipment needed: Kickboard, Alignment Kickboard, Pullbouy, Fins, FINIS Agility Paddles, Finger Paddles, 2x Drinks Bottles, Cap, Goggles, Skipping Rope, Band, Mesh Bag, Land Training Mat

Swimmers should understand that this is a competitive squad and a minimum of 6 sessions per week must be attended. Be advised that this is the minimum and swimmers should train as much as possible to achieve their goals. Swimmers and parents must understand that this squad is a full commitment and should be for 48 weeks per year.

Age guideline: 15+ years (males); 14+ years (females)

Our aim is to create an elite training environment to enable a correct pathway into youth and senior swimming in line with the LTAD plan but along the way ensuring maximum performance to an age group national championship level. The swimming will be supported by services such as strength and conditioning sessions, psychology and nutritional advice. This squad is for swimmers with no other commitments or distractions other than school.

Equipment needed: Kickboard, Alignment Kickboard, Pullbouy, Fins, FINIS Agility Paddles, Finger Paddles, 2x Drinks Bottles, Cap, Goggles, Skipping Rope, Band, Mesh Bag, Land Training Mat

Swimmers should understand that this is a competitive squad and a minimum of 6 sessions per week must be attended. Be advised that this is the minimum and swimmers should train as much as possible to achieve their goals. Swimmers and parents must understand that this squad is a full commitment and should be for 48 weeks per year.

Age guideline: 15+ years (males); 14+ years (females)

Our aim is to create an elite training environment with individually tailored plans aiming to achieve podium performances at home National Championships and possible selection for Junior and Senior International teams. This will be supported by services such as video analysis, strength and conditioning sessions, gym, nutritional advice and sports science. This squad is for swimmers with no other commitments or distractions other than school.

Equipment needed: Kickboard, Alignment Kickboard, Pullbouy, Fins, FINIS Agility Paddles, Finger Paddles, 2x Drinks Bottles, Cap, Goggles, Skipping Rope, Band, Mesh Bag, Land Training Mat

Training commitments will be made on an individual basis between swimmer and lead coach but will be no less than 8 sessions per week for 48 weeks per year. The lead coach will tell each swimmer which sessions will be best for them. During final exams, swimmers will still be expected to do at least 50% of their normal training week. There will be no exceptions made to the training commitment to train in this squad.