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 Development 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 strength & conditioning sessions for all LUSWP club members, where Development Squad swimmers are able to participate in the gym sessions alongside the Performance Squad.
Although not compulsory, the Development Squad swimmers are also provided with competitive options. In recent years, our Development Squad members have been offered a C team in many events, including all home BUSL competitions and the Roses Varsity meet, beating members of York A team in multiple events to achieve 1-2-3 finishes.
Development Squad Training Hours: Tuesday: 20:00 - 22:00 Thursday: 18:00 - 19:30 Friday: 07:00 - 08:00 N.B. Training hours do not include the gym programme