County Squad is for swimmers focussed on qualifying for County Championships. The training program targets stroke and skill development with an increase in stamina and endurance. Competitions for this squad will mainly be within in the Region and are important for practicing technical execution in a competitive environment.

Ages 9-13 as of 31st December

Training Sessions


Pool Sessions






King’s Lynn



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 3 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.
  • Develop an aerobic base on all strokes.
  • Independently monitor the pace clock in all training sets.
  • Basic speed and over-distance swims.

Criteria to move to County Performance

  • 16 x 100m FC @ 2.20
  • 16 x 100m IM @ 2.30
  • 6 x 100 Kick @ 2.50
  • Execute all squad goals consistently to a good standard
  • Regularly attend the 4 swim sessions available in County Squad


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