The competitive squad consists of members who want to swim to compete and have achieved the cut of times at trials. At trials you’ll be asked to swim 100 freestyle and 50/100 of your form stroke. Cut off times vary year on year depending on members but in 2019/20 it was 1:02 for the men’s 100 free and 1:07 for the women’s. In 2016/17 the competitive team had around 30 members. Our competitive swimmers are approximately equal to county level swimming.
Training takes the form of 4 water sessions and 1 land session each week. As a competitive member you are expected to attend 75% of these sessions (exceptions are made for those who are continuing to train with their home club but would like to compete with us).
The focus meets for competitive are: BUCS (Short Course – November, Long Course- February, and Teams – March), London League (3 rounds, taking place in November, December and March), and Varsity (March).
The fitness squad is welcome to everyone. Unfortunately as we are not a learn to swim club we ask that everyone who joins is able to swim 100m of front crawl with your face in the water, as well as 100m of back stroke – if you have any questions please email our president. The minimum standard allows sessions to run with everyone at a similar level and makes it more enjoyable for everyone. If you’re looking to have fun and get fit this is the squad for you. With over 120 members the fitness squad has a substantial social side!
If you are looking to learn how to swim – do not fear! We run a swimming school during second term for up to 20 swimmers, where you will get taught how to swim by qualified swim teachers from our squads! This lasts throughout the whole of term 2. Look out on our news board and emails with up to date news on this swim school.