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Junior Development 

Wandsworth SC swimmers are divided among seven squads based on criteria including ability, times achieved and age as at 31 Dec. 


Swimmers develop an aerobic base and skills improvement to prepare them to compete at a club level and beyond.

The Juniors Squad is aimed at Age Group swimmers who want to continue to train and compete but who cannot commit to the levels of training and racing performance required in Performance Pathway squads, or swimmers who are late developers.

Squad Requirements

  • 11 - 14 years ( age as at 31 December )
  • Attendance should be kept at as many sessions as possible on a regular basis
  • Participation in Club Championships, County, County Development (if selected or QT achieved). Open meets should be entered on the coach’s recommendation only - swimmers are actively encouraged to attend open meets appropriate for their age and development level.3 out of 4 strokes legal in 100m events and/or above
  • 1 x butterfly event
  • 1 x medley event
  • 200m freestyle event 
  • Understanding of a pace clock
  • Understanding and acceptance of lane etiquette/discipline

Training Commitment

Swimmers are expected and enouraged to attend all available training sessions .

All admittance to the squad and further movement through the club structure is determined by the Coaching Team. See our Transitioning/Promotion process for further details.

Equipment Required

All swimmers are required to have full training equipment in working order at all sessions. Fins, kickboard and pull buoy. See our Club Kit page.

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