County Junior Squad is for swimmers aiming to qualify for County Championships. The training program targets stroke and skill development. Competitive opportunities will increase for all swimmers aged 10+ in this squad and should be optimised as important experience in a competitive environment.

Ages 8-12 as of 31st December

Training Sessions


Pool Sessions






King’s Lynn









King’s Lynn






Downham Market



General Squad Expectations

  • Arrive on time for all sessions and with the correct kit.
  • Always give your best and be coachable i.e. prepared to listen to the coach and work effectively to meet training targets and goals.
  • Be respectful to the coaching staff, team mates and poolside helpers both at training and competition.
  • Enter designated competitions for your squad and enter a wide range of events.
  • Be available to represent the club at galas for which you are selected.
  • Have fun and support each other, but aim to achieve goals for yourself not to please others.

Specific Squad Expectations

  • Swimmers demonstrate the attitude and desire to improve their stroke and skill level. They back this up with an energetic, positive and committed approach to their training.
  • They demonstrate a strong work ethic and are committed to achieving the attendance requirement of attending all available training sessions each week more often than not, and a minimum of 2 pool sessions each week.
  • Work towards squad training goals.
  • Work towards achieving process and outcome objectives in competition.

Swimmers require the following training equipment:

  • Small Kickboard
  • Short training Fins
  • Small Pull Buoy
  • Drinks bottle


  • Improve stroke technique and drill progressions on all four competitive strokes.
  • Improve execution of starts, turns and finishes.
  • Improve endurance.
  • Use the pace clock in all training sets.
  • Improve knowledge of the rules of the sport.

Criteria to move to County

  • 400m FC with tumble turns, breathing 3 or 4 strokes and correct finish
  • 200m BC with tumble turns, a bent arm pulling action and correct finish
  • 200m Brst with correct turns, underwater pullouts and finish
  • 100m Fly with correct turn and finish
  • 200m IM with correct turns
  • A shallow water competitive racing start
  • Execute all squad goals consistently to a good standard
  • Regularly attend the 3 swim sessions available in County Junior Squad


*For use as a guideline, squad movement is at the discretion of the Head Coach