Kingsbridge Kingfishers

Swimming Club

Club Structure

Swimmer's Pathways

Our swimmer's pathway is designed to give swimmers a clear vision for their swimming development. As well as giving our keen, competitive swimmers more opportunities, we also be include an Endurance squad for those swimmers who wish to use swimming to compliment additional sports and as a means of fitness.

Once a swimmer enters the club they would be, in most cases, following a continuation of Swim School. From there they would be taught the necessary skills in Bronze Development Squad. There are occasional Imp Galas throughout the year which are fun Galas that Bronze and Silver Squad swimmers are invited to. Once a swimmer is able, and the coaches feel ready, they would advance to Silver Squad Development. If a swimmer wishes to aim towards more competitive swimming they would be asked to join the Silver Potential Squad, where it is a requirement to swim a minimum of 2 training sessions per week and we expect all swimmers to compete and swim for the club if called upon. However for those that wish to use swimming to compliment an additional sport or general fitness, we have the Endurance squad where a swimmer would still be asked to compete in team/club events but it is not an expectation.

For those swimmers who are swimming competitively, they would advance to Gold Squad, where we ask swimmers to train for a minimum of 3 sessions a week, including 1 Land training session and all swimmers would be expected to compete for the Club. They would then eventually progress to Gold Performance Squad where we expect all swimmers to compete and also swim for the club if called upon. Once again for those not swimming competitively we would have an Endurance Squad to compliment additional sports and fitness and for older swimmers. We also have a Masters Squad who train 2 times a week.

Please note that ALL swimmers in KKSC would be expected to compete in our Club Championships each year.

There are no age restrictions for any of the squads as this is at the discretion of the coaches. If a swimmer has the necessary skills and wants to swim competitively we will not hold them back, likewise if a swimmer feels that competitive swimming is not working for them then they can swim in our Endurance Squads.

We are primarily a competitive swimming club and therefore we will be focusing more on our competitive swimmers, to give them the best opportunities to compete at the highest level that they wish to achieve

Available Training Times

Bronze

Squad Mon Tue Wed Thur Fri Sat Sun
Bronze New Starters       16:30-17:15      
Bronze Development       16:30-17:15   08:00-09:00 16:00-17:30
Minimum 1 Training Session per week with Coaches approval for 1 additional session.

Silver

Squad Mon Tue Wed Thur Fri Sat Sun
Silver Squad Development
(Stages 8,9,10)
  18:30-19:30 (U14)
or
19:30-20:30 (14+)
  17:15-18:15   08:00-09:00 16:00-17:30
Minimum 1 Training Session per week with Coaches approval for additional sessions.
Silver Squad Competitive Potential 06:45-08:15* 18:30-19:30 (U14)
or
19:30-20:30 (14+)
  17:15-18:15   08:00-09:00 16:00-17:30
Minimum 2 Training Session per week with coaches approval for additional sessions.
* Invitation only

Gold

Squad Mon Tue Wed Thur Fri Sat Sun
Gold 06:45-08:15 18:30-20:30
or
18:30-19:30 (U14)
or
19:30-20:30 (14+)
07:00-08:00
Land Training
18:15-19:30   07:00-09:00 16:00-17:30
Minimum 3 Training Session per week including Land Training
Gold Performance 06:45-08:15 18:30-20:30
or
18:30-19:30 (U14)
or
19:30-20:30 (14+)
07:00-08:00
Land Training
18:15-19:30   07:00-09:00 16:00-17:30
Minimum 4 Training Session per week including Land Training