Squad Info

Foundation Squad

Squad Description:

The foundation squad is our entry level squad, for swimmers working towards Stage 7 of Swim England's National Plan for Teaching Swimming.
Swimmers will develop their technical skills to prepare them for assessments on a regular basis. 

Entry Criteria:
Swimmers must have passed Stage 6 to be considered for the foundation squad
Training Times:

Sundays - 3:00-4:00pm

Cost

The cost for the foundation squad is £21 per month payable by Direct Debit. 
Each swimmer will be liable to a joining fee and membership fee which will be confirmed by the club on joining.

Junior Development Squads

The Junior Squads are made up of 3 different squads. In each Junior Squad, swimmers will continue to develop technical and speed skills, and will be introduced to longer aerobic sessions. This will prepare them for increased training levels as they progress through the pathways. Swimmers in these squads are expected to swim in the club championships and a number of external open meets suited to their level, which includes the Diss Otters very own Four Seasons Series Galas. 

Junior Development 1

Entry Criteria:
Swimmers must have passed Stage 7 to be considered for JD1
Training Times:

Wednesdays - 7:00-8:00pm
Fridays - 6:15-7:15pm
Sundays - 3:00-4:00pm

Cost

The cost for JD1 is £32.50 per month payable by Direct Debit. 
Each swimmer will be liable to a joining fee and membership fee which will be confirmed by the club on joining.

Junior Development 2

Entry Criteria:
Swimmers must have passed Stage 8 to be considered for JD2
Training Times:

Mondays - 6:15-7:15pm
Wednesdays - 7:00-8:00pm
Fridays - 6:15-7:15pm
Sundays - 3:00-4:00pm

Cost

The cost for JD2 is £35 per month payable by Direct Debit
Each swimmer will be liable to a joining fee and membership fee which will be confirmed by the club on joining.

Junior Development 3

Entry Criteria:
Swimmers must have passed Stage 9 to be considered for JD3
Training Times:

Mondays - 7:15-8:15pm
Wednesdays - 7:00-8:00pm
Fridays - 7:15-8:15pm
Sundays - 4:00-6:00pm

Cost

The cost for JD3 is £37.50 per month payable by Direct Debit. 
Each swimmer will be liable to a joining fee and membership fee which will be confirmed by the club on joining.

Senior Squads

The Senior Squads are made up of 2 different squads. In each Senior Squad, swimmers will work towards performance level swimming and skills, will be introduced to harder anaerobic threshold and lactate tolerance sets. Swimmers in these squads are expected to qualify for the County Championships and look towards Regional qualification in the top of the Senior squads. 

Performance 1

Entry Criteria:
Swimmers must have passed Stage 10 and be recommended by their Junior Squad Coach to be considered for a place in P1 subject to the approval of the Head Coach. Swimmers should be striving for County Qualification times. 
Training Times:

Mondays - 6:15-8:15pm
Wednesdays - 8:00-9:00pm
Fridays - 7:15-8:15pm
Sundays - 4:00-6:00pm

Cost

The cost for P1 is £40.50 per month payable by Direct Debit. 
Each swimmer will be liable to a joining fee and membership fee which will be confirmed by the club on joining.

Performance 2

Entry Criteria:
Swimmers must be recommended by their Squad Coach to be considered for a place in P2 subject to the approval of the Head Coach.  Swimmers should be striving for Regional Qualification times. 
Training Times:

Mondays - 6:15-8:15pm
Wednesdays - 8:00-9:00pm
Fridays - 6:15-8:15pm
Sundays - 4:00-6:00pm

Cost

The cost for P2 is £44.00 per month payable by Direct Debit. 
Each swimmer will be liable to a joining fee and membership fee which will be confirmed by the club on joining.

Masters

The English are considered the first modern society to develop swimming as a sport. By 1847 regular swimming competitions were being held in London’s six artificial pools, organised by the National Swimming Society in England.

As the sport grew in popularity, more pools were built and when the Amateur Swimming Association was formed in 1880, it involved over 300 clubs.

In 1896 swimming became an Olympic sport for men with the 1000m and 1500m freestyle competitions held in open water. As the sport gained popularity, more freestyle events were added, followed by the backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly and individual medley.

We have a dedicated timetable for our Masters swimmers which can be found from here. We cater for both competitive swimmers and non-competitive swimmers depending on your needs and goals within the sport. 

Swimmers are split into age groups. The Senior age group allows swimmers 18-24 years to continue swimming competitively prior to reaching the first Masters age group which starts at 25 years. For competition purposes, Masters age groups are banded in 5 years – 25-29 years, 30-34 years etc.

Master Lite

Training Times:

Sundays - 8:30-9:30am

Cost

The cost for Masters Lite is £21 per month payable by Direct Debit. 
Each swimmer will be liable to a joining fee and membership fee which will be confirmed by the club on joining.

Masters

Training Times:

Wednesdays - 9:00-10:00pm
Fridays - 8:15-9:15pm
Sundays - 8:30-9:30am

Cost

The cost for Masters is £25.00 per month payable by Direct Debit. 
Each swimmer will be liable to a joining fee and membership fee which will be confirmed by the club on joining.