Development

This is the next step for children who have gained their level 5 ASA award. The aim is to give children the skills to enable them to become competent swimmers.

Development Squad

Within the development squad, children aim to complete stage 6 and 7. These sessions are in half hour slots swimming lengths at the Lime Kiln Leisure Centre in Wootton Bassett from 6.30 – 7.30pm on Sunday evenings. Our pupil/teacher ratio is 8:1. 

All of our swimmers are able to participate in the Annual Club Championships throughout November, which give the children a great opportunity to show parents and fellow swimmers how they have developed during the year in a fun and social event.

Progression

After Stage 7, swimmers can progress to being part of our Competition B squad where they will learn the necessary skills to develop their stroke technique, stamina, starts, turns and dives. They will then have the opportunity to use these skills in competitions. Or for those who don’t want to compete they have the option of still being part of this squad without the competitive element.

We are also proud to have a superb Lifesaving squad, where swimmers learn the skills required to save lives.

Our Development Section coaches, volunteers and admin staff

David White

David White

Head Coach

Level 2 Teaching and Coaching
Sophie Brown

Sophie Brown

Coach

Level 2 Teaching

Tracey Burgess

Tracey Burgess

Coach

Level 2 Teaching

Sam D'onofrio

Sam D'onofrio

Coach

Level 1 Teaching

Cian Erry

Cian Erry

Coach

Level 2 Teaching

Harry Griffin

Harry Griffin

Coach

Level 1 Teaching

Molly Griffin

Molly Griffin

Coach

Bryan Cooper

Bryan Cooper

Coach

David Stimson

David Stimson

Coach

Will Aitkin

Coach

If you’d like to know more about our Development section then please contact Sarah, our Development Squad co-ordinator, by using the form below.

Contact

Sarah Stimson