Our Development Squad is targeted at those with less experience in competitive swimming, with a swim-for-fitness focus aiming to enhance their swimming technique and skills in the pool. The squad offers a more relaxed swimming programme, designed to help improve swimmers in a less pressurised environment. Each session has a dedicated Swimming Captain on pool-side throughout the year, to lead a training programme designed by our Head Coach to encourage the improvement of all Development Squad swimmers.
The Development Squad training hours encompass 3 pool sessions per week, totalling 4.5 hours. We also offer a weekly circuits sessions for all LUSWP club members, whilst Development Squad swimmers are also able to participate in the gym sessions alongside the Performance Squad.
Although not compulsory, the Development Squad swimmers are also provided with competitive options, racing at local Open Meets and University led charity galas, to compliment their training hours.
Development Squad Training Hours: Tuesday: 20:00 - 22:00 Friday: 07:00 - 08:00 Saturday (Land Circuits): 15:30 - 16:30 Sunday: 20:30 - 22:00 N.B. Training hours do not include the gym programme