Swimming Club

Programme Overview

Our swimming programme caters for a wide range of swimmers, who are enthusiastic about swimming without the intensity of an elite performance club.

Wey Valley Swimming Club swim programme

We run lessons on Sunday afternoons at Charterhouse School; these follow the curriculum set out in Swim England’s National Plan for Teaching Swimming (NPTS). 30-1 and 30-2 are 30mins in length with group 1 being a lower ability than group 2. This progression through the groups is then from 60-1 to 60-4 as these swimmers will be swimming an hour-long session each.

We have three competitive swimming squads whose members train 2-7.5 hours a week:

  • Pre-Comp is a halfway house between Sunday swimming lessons and competitive squad training.
  • The Junior Squad is for younger competitive swimmers; they are typically aged 10-13 and train 3-4 times a week.
  • Senior Squad is for older swimmers (typically 12+); they train 3-5 times a week.

We have a group for swimmers aged 11+ who want to swim for fitness rather than train for competition. They train on Sunday evening at the Spectrum and have further options to swim through the week. Senior Fitness can also compete for the club in internal and external competitions.

Wey Valley Swimming Club Summer Sprints 2017

There is also an Adult section, including some older teenagers who have moved across from other squads; most swim for fitness, although a few compete in Masters events.

Our programme runs for 46 weeks a year, organised into three terms roughly in line with the school calendar. We have a summer break in August with optional 'tick-over' sessions organised, and a fortnight off over Christmas. We swim through the Easter holidays (not Easter weekend) and through half-terms with the exception of sessions at GHS which is closed in school holidays.

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