D Squad caters for children from 7 years to 12 years who have some experience of swimming. It is a requirement of the Club that swimmers are able to swim the width of the pool and three strokes – front crawl, back crawl and breast stroke. Trials for D Squad are carried out in the pool before the start of each term. There is usually a waiting list to get into this squad. Children are divided into one of three groups depending on ability. There are three terms of twelve weeks each. A report on each child’s progress is provided at the end of each term. If your child decides not to continue, please inform both the swim teacher and D Squad organiser as soon as possible. The object of the D Squad is to form the basic elements of an efficient swimming style and stroke, which can be strengthened and improved when the swimmer advances to the other Squads. On occasion parents become concerned that their child is being asked to swim shorter distances than those which they have been used to in previous lessons .This usually arises from a need to re-engineer the child’s stroke to a more efficient technique, for the purpose of future improvement, and should not be taken as a sign of regression.
- Training TimesThursday 5.30pm-7.30pm (3 Sessions)