sporting organisation, the higher the peak you aim for, the broader the base
you need. For this reason, the club caters for a range of swimmers from
those who have just learnt to swim right up to full international swimmers.
swimmer’s individual progress and improvement – at whatever standard – are
what give satisfaction to the Club and its coaches as well as to the
provides coaching and competition for all ages and levels of swimmer: and
all are welcome.
The aim is
to provide an enjoyable environment in which to:
Help swimmers fulfil their individual potential
Prepare them to compete at a level appropriate to their
The aim is
for swimmers to be happy; and for most of them the Club is a highly social
place. Equally the Club expects them to train properly and regularly.
Swimming training does demand and develop a degree of discipline that is
useful in all aspects of life.
all experts agree that it is the very best form of exercise.
Competition is part of the Club's life. All swimmers in the Club will
compete in events and meets of various kinds. Competing is a necessary
aspect of developing the swimmer's potential. And the progress that only
comes from competition is enormously rewarding.
swimmers new to competition are given the support and encouragement that is
aimed at making their participation an enjoyable and exciting experience.
for entry to competitions can, at first, seem confusing. Section 4 of the
Handbook deals with this subject. In addition of course, any Committee
member or "seasoned" Club member will be happy to help.
Club views competition as an aspect of training it is part and parcel of
When picked to represent the Club, swimmers are expected to make
asked for their co-operation in helping to make their son or daughter
available to compete.
is important always to remember that the Club exists for its swimmers.