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Senior Performance 

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


The Senior Performance squad is a highly competitive squad and only aimed at swimmers for whom the sport of swimming becomes a “lifestyle choice“ with swimming taking absolute priority over other sporting commitments and who desire to follow our 3C Credo of:


By following an annual training program set out each season by the Head Coach on a professional level so discipline, dedication and self-motivation to excel is a must.

Swimmers in the Senior Performance squad must be committed to the overall development of all components of swimming fitness. They need to strive to perfect and combine the technical, tactical, and psychological aspects required to achieve, and with adequate training, surpass their specifically targeted goals.

Squad Requirements

  • 15 years +
  • Attendance close to 100%
  • A swimmer must have an ability to cope with standard sets throughout the season (20 x 100 free @ 1.30, 8 x 400 free @ 6.00 , ability to swim 5000 - 7000m during training sessions maintaining required level of intensity thoroughout )
  • A swimmer must show high levels of independence and self - reliance, coachability and willingness to be held accountable for training and racing.
  • The minimum required performance achievement is a Regional time and ability and dedication to actively work towards National Championships
  • A swimmer must participate in all eligible events including the relays at the  County, Regional and National Championships (unless advised/instructed otherwise by the Head Coach)
  • A swimmer must participate in all rounds of the Arena League - if selected - and a minimum of four Open Meets during the season following WSC competition calendar.
    Any swimmer wishing to enter a competition outside the Club Competition calendar is required to consult with the Head Coach beforehand.

Training Commitment

Attendance must be close to 100% at any given four - week period, including land training/strength and conditioning training sessions.

All admittance to the squad and further movement through the club structure is determined by the Coaching Team. Fluctuation in work ethics and lack of commitment will mean a swimmer risks losing their place in the squad; any exceptions will be at the discretion of the Head Coach.

All swimmers are required to have full training equipment in working order at all sessions. kickboard, pull buoy, short fins, hand paddles, snorkel, resistance bands - for activation exercises. See our Transitioning/Promotion process for further details.

Transition requirements:

  • Age - 15 & over
  • Up to date attendance
  • Competition & training performance and ability as set out by the Head Coach throughout the season and in the squad criteria

Equipment Required

All swimmers are required to have full training equipment in working order at all sessions. See our Club Kit page.

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