Squads

Bridgend Swimming Club

Youth 1

Entry Criteria: Age 8 – 12.

Objective: Swim skills – building technique.

Training focus: Development of skills and technique – learning to train.

Description: The emphasis in the Youth 1 squad is on the development of technical, tactical and ancillary swimming skills in a fun environment. By encouraging participation in 2-3 other sports at this stage, we also aim to develop a more general lifelong love of sport in our younger members.

Schedule: 4 x 60 minute evening sessions per week.

Monthly Fee: £33.

Day Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Time 7-8pm 7-8pm 7-8pm 7-8pm
Pool Ynysawdre Maesteg Pyle Ynysawdre

Youth 1 Plus

Entry Criteria: Age 10 – 12.

Objective: Swim skills – building technique.

Training focus: Continued development of skills and technique – learning to train.

Description: The Youth 1 plus membership is for the older half of the Youth 1 squad who are ready to increase their training volume. Training emphasis remains on the development of swimming skills in a fun environment.

Schedule: 4 x 60 minute evening sessions per week plus a 90 minute early-morning session on Sunday.

Monthly Fee: £40.

Day Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Time 7-8pm 7-8pm 7-8pm 7-8pm 6:30-8am
Pool Ynysawdre Maesteg Pyle Ynysawdre Ynysawdre

Youth 2 & Youth 2 Plus

Entry Criteria: Age 11-18.

Objective: Training to train – building the engine.

Training focus: Aerobic conditioning alongside continued development of skills and technique.

Description: In the Youth 2 squad we begin to focus on aerobic conditioning while continuing to develop technical, tactical and ancillary swimming skills. Participation in other sports continues to be encouraged to develop that all-important lifelong love of sport.

Schedule: 4 x 60 minute evening sessions per week with an additional 90 minute early-morning session on Sunday for Youth 2 plus members.

Youth 2 – Monthly Fee: £33.

Youth 2 Plus – Monthly Fee: £40.

Day Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Time 8-9pm 8-9pm 8-9pm 8-9pm 6:30-8am1
Pool Ynysawdre Maesteg Pyle Ynysawdre Ynysawdre
1. This session is available to Youth 2 Plus members only.

Senior & Senior Plus

Entry Criteria: Age 14+.

Objective: Training to compete – optimising the engine.

Training focus: Overall physical conditioning for fast swimming – higher volume and intensity.

Description: The senior squad is aimed at those aiming for high-level success in competitive swimming or triathlon and consequently represents an increase in training volume, intensity and commitment. The option of 2 additional sessions for senior plus members provides some flexibility in training volume and schedule at this level.

Schedule: 4 x 90 minute early-morning sessions per week with an additional 60 minute evening session and 90 minute early-morning session on Sunday for Senior Plus members.

Senior – Monthly Fee: £38.50.

Senior Plus – Monthly Fee: £48.50.

Day Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Time am 5:30-7am 5:30-7am 5:30-7am 5:30-7am 6:30-8am1
Pool am Pyle Ynysawdre Ynysawdre Pyle Ynysawdre
Time pm 8-9pm1
Pool pm Maesteg
1. This session is available to Senior Plus members only.

Performance

Entry Criteria: Age 14+.

Objective: Training to compete – optimising the engine.

Training focus: Overall physical conditioning for fast swimming – very high volume workloads with increasing intensity.

Description: Performance squad swimmers are those aiming for success in competitive swimming at national or even international level. A significantly increased volume and intensity of training is now largely specific to the swimmer who will increasingly specialise in stroke and distance.

Schedule: 5 x 90 minute early-morning sessions and 4 x 60 minute evening sessions per week.

Monthly Fee: £60.

Day Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Time am 5:30-7am 5:30-7am 5:30-7am 5:30-7am 6:30-8am
Pool am Pyle Ynysawdre Ynysawdre Pyle Ynysawdre
Time pm 8-9pm 8-9pm 8-9pm 8-9pm
Pool pm Ynysawdre Maesteg Pyle Ynysawdre

Masters

Entry Criteria: Age 16+.

Objective: Compete for life / healthy living through sport.

Training focus: Development and maintenance of swimming specific fitness and efficiency.

Description: The Masters squad is aimed at adults training to complete challenging swimming or triathlon events alongside those who just want to swim regularly for general fitness and well-being.

Schedule: 3 x 60 minute early morning sessions per week.

Monthly Fee: £30.

Day Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Time 6-7am 6-7am 6-7am
Pool Pencoed Pencoed Pencoed