Most C Squad swimmers are promoted from D Squad although a swimmer with the required standard of swimming can be admitted. Preference will be given to Club swimmers if demand exceeds the number of places, which is regularly the case. Applicants will ideally be no more than 10 years old with the majority of swimmers aged between 8 and 11 years. The purpose of C squad is to improve a swimmer’s technique and stamina, and to introduce the child to competitive swimming. The C squad can cater for approximately 50 swimmers. Due to its size, it has been divided into three groups – C Juniors, C1 and C2, with the most experienced swimmers in C2. Swimmers are invited to join C squad on a trial period of one term. Applicants must demonstrate proficiency in all four strokes. Each swimmer is assessed at the end of this period. The assessment will consist of a timed 50 metre sprint in three strokes (front crawl, back crawl and breast stroke) and one 25 metre butterfly. The coach’s report on the swimmers proficiency on these strokes is also considered as part of this assessment.
To progress through the Squads it is essential that swimmers compete in galas selected by their coach. Swimmers who fail to show reasonable and consistent progress may be asked to leave. Generally swimmers are given a maximum of four terms in C Squad in which to qualify for the B Squad. To qualify for the B Squad swimmers must achieve two B times at either 50 metre or 100 metre events at competitive galas (depending on age) (see Club noticeboard and website for times). All swimmers must register with Swim Ireland immediately on joining the C1 Squad. Moving between C1 and C2 Squads is at the discretion of the coach.
- Head CoachBreda Collins
- Training TimesC Junior Squad
Wednesday 5.00pm-7.00pm (3 Sessions)
Tuesday and Saturday 5.00pm-5.45pm
Tuesday and Saturday 5.45pm-7.00pm