Are you interested in joining our club?
In order to join we require swimmers to participate in a trial session in order that our coaches can evaluate the swimmer’s readiness to join a competitive club. Our minimum expectations are detailed below.
For entry into Transitions, Skills, Skills+ Squads we expect swimmers trialling to have achieved:
Age 7/8yrs, ASA level 6 or above (note: under 9s are not allowed to compete in Swim England competitions)
Age 9 yrs and up, ASA level 7 or above
We also expect a willingness to have a go at the tasks taking place in the training session, the ability to listen to instructions and an obvious enjoyment of swimming - we want the swimmers to be there because they enjoy it.
For Teenagers 13yrs+ who wish to start club swimming, this squad would be ideal and we expect at trial that they can swim at least three strokes strongly and the fourth may be weaker. That they wish to work on improving their swimming and fitness and will attend the sessions for their squad. From here, if they show good skill development we may move them into our competitive squads, should they wish to progress their swimming even further.
For Development and Top Squads:
Swimming competitively at another club and wishing to transfer clubs, a willingness to do the tasks taking place in the training session. The ability to listen to instructions with an obvious enjoyment of swimming - we want the swimmers to be there because they enjoy it
RSC Non-Competitive & Senior pathway:
We understand that not all swimmers wish to compete, especially as they become older teenagers and have greater demands on their time. For those swimmers we have a Senior squad where swimmers can enjoy coached swim sessions working on technique and fitness while in a slightly more relaxed environment. They can still compete if they wish to but the pressure to compete is removed.
To join Masters (18yrs+):
To swim a minimum of 400m front crawl non-stop, a basic understanding and willingness to train in all four swimming strokes. Anyone wishing to join Masters will be offered the opportunity to come along to a Masters Squad session to try a session and see if it suits them before joining RSC.