Swimming Club Awards
These awards transition swimmers from ‘Learning to Swim’ to ‘Becoming a Club Swimmer’.
To gain each award, a swimmer must master the set of 12-15 skills listed on the Swim England website.
Awards focus on skills essential to training effectively for competitive swimming, including:
- Using a pace clock
- Training sets and drills
- Racing starts, turns and finishes for all strokes
- Relay takeovers
Following a structured program should ensure our swimmers have practised the necessary skills and understand competition rules for when they start swimming in league galas.
We start our Friday evening Width group 4 and 5 swimmers on Swimming Club Award 1 and work up from there.
|Friday Group||Working Towards Award|
|Widths 4 & 5||1|
Competitive Swimming Awards
These are awards are for a sprint or distance time achieved in a time trial or gala.
They give all swimmers an achievable time to aim for, and gradually increase in difficulty until a swimmer can aim for a County Qualifying time.