Welcome to the Squad Information page.

Beccles Kingfishers have a good range of squads to suit a variety of ages and abilities. Simply select a tab for information and useful information.

Information currently being updated. Some of the information on this page will change.

Squad Details

Squad description:

Based at Harleston High School swimming pool, this squad is for those who are wishing to develop their swimming and with the possible view of entering competitions. Swimmers in this squad will look to further develop their stroke technique as well as some competitive skills along with speed and stamina work.

Training times:

5-6pm – Harleston High School Pool (Archbishop Sancroft)

Criteria:

Must be able to swim 50m on their front and back and have an understanding of all four strokes. Level 6 or higher on the ASA swimming scheme.

Monthly fees: £20.00
Squad description:

– SWIMMERS AGED 7-12
– 1 or 2 SESSIONS A WEEK

This squad is where the majority of Kingfisher Swimmers start out. At this first entry level of the club swimmers are mainly taught further technique work across all four strokes and work to a three week stroke cycle. As swimmers progress through the levels of the Junior Squad their sessions will develop further towards speed and stamina work. Junior Squad swimmers will be working towards the clubs speed award scheme.

Training times:

Lanes 1 – 3

Monday 7-8pm
Wednesday 7-8pm
Friday 8-9pm

Criteria:

– Must be able to swim 50m on front and back.
– Show an understanding of all 4 strokes.
– Aged 6 and over.
– Level 6 or higher on the ASA swim scheme or something similar.

Monthly fees: £31
Squad description:

– SWIMMERS AGED 7-12
– 1 or 2 SESSIONS A WEEK

This squad is the next step from the Junior Squad in which swimmers follow the same scheme but can train an extra hour a week by taking on a second evening. Swimmers in this squad will be looking to taking part in competitions with the club at other local pools. Swimmers who enter this squad are ones looking to progress their competitive swimming.

Training times:

– Lanes 1-3

Swimmers can choose from two of the following evenings:
– Monday 7-8pm
– Wednesday 7-8pm
– Friday 8-9pm

Criteria:

– Must already be a squad member.
– Must be able to compete in 50m races.
– Must take part in at least 2 open meets a year.
– Must take part in Development Championships if qualified.
– Must be a Level 2 Category swimmers for the club.

Monthly fees: £34
Squad description:

– SWIMMERS AGED 9-11
– GOAL – DEVELOPMENT TIMES
– 2 SESSIONS A WEEK

Training times:

Lanes 4 & 5

Wednesday 7-8pm – Bungay
Friday 8-9pm – Bungay

Criteria:

– TBC

Monthly fees: £34
Squad description:

– SWIMMERS AGED 11+
– GOAL – DEVELOPMENT TIMES
– 1 or 2 SESSIONS A WEEK

This squad is the next step up from the Junior Plus and is for those who have out grown the Junior Squad but wish to continue with the club without being pushed into competitions. The sessions run alongside the Performance Squad and swimmers will be given the chance to compete with them in Open Meets and galas if they wish to. Competitive Squad swimmers look to progress their speed, stamina and fitness as well as focus on their technique.

Training times:

Lanes 1 & 2

Wednesday 8-9pm – Bungay
Friday 9-10pm – Bungay

Criteria:

– Must be able to competitively swim 100m in all four stokes.
– Must to able to swim 200m Front Crawl and Backstroke
– Must be able to complete a swim set of at least 1800m in an hour.
– Must be a Level 2 Category swimmer for the club.

Monthly fees: £34
Squad description:

– SWIMMERS AGED 10+
– GOAL – COUNTY TIMES
– 1 MORNING / 3 EVENING SESSIONS A WEEK

Aimed at our highest performing swimmers, with the view of developing the swimmers to reach their own goals and full potential. Performance Squad swimmers have minimum training attendance and competition requirements. Swimmers are looking to become at a minimum a County level swimmer.

Training times:

Monday 6-7:30am – Bungay
Monday 5-7pm – Harleston
Tuesday 8-9pm – Bungay
Wednesday 6-7:30am – Bungay
Wednesday 8-9pm – Bungay
Thursday 7-9pm – Bungay
Friday 6-7:30am – Bungay
Saturday 7-8am – Bungay

There is also a summer training programme during the weeks that the Beccles Lido is open.

Criteria:

– Must have reached at least a County Development level and be looking to achieve County Championship times within the first year of being in the squad.

– Swimmers must take part in all County, Regional and National meets they qualify for and well as any league galas they are selected for.

– Swimmers must attend at least one morning session a week and complete at least 7 hours of training a week.

– Swimmers must be a Level 2 Category swimmer for the club.

Monthly fees: £43
Squad description:

– SWIMMERS AGED 12+
– GOAL – REGIONAL TIMES
– 2 MORNING / 3 EVENING SESSIONS A WEEK

Aimed at our highest performing swimmers, with the view of developing the swimmers to reach their own goals and full potential. Performance Squad swimmers have minimum training attendance and competition requirements. Swimmers are looking to become at a minimum a County level swimmer.

Training times:

Monday 6-7:30am – Bungay
Monday 5-7pm – Harleston
Tuesday 8-9pm – Bungay
Wednesday 6-7:30am – Bungay
Wednesday 8-9pm – Bungay
Thursday 7-9pm – Bungay
Friday 6-7:30am – Bungay
Saturday 7-8am – Bungay

There is also a summer training programme during the weeks that the Beccles Lido is open.

Criteria:

– TBC

Monthly fees: £43

If you have any questions relating to the Squads, please contact Tim Millett our Head Coach. Email: coach.btsc@gmail.com

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