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Junior Squads

Our Junior Squads are for experienced swimmers between the ages of 8-18 who want to develop further and take part in competitive swimming.

We have 8 different squads which swimmers progress through on the basis of their ability, attitude to training and attendance. At the age of 18 swimmers can move into our Masters group if they wish.

Most of our squads train only at Sale Leisure Centre in both the main and club pools. Our National Squads also train at St Ambrose Pool in Hale on Fridays. Training times vary from squad to squad.

Our coaches follow a long-term development programme designed to continually work on swimmers’ technique whilst progressively developing their strength and stamina in a safely prescribed manner.

We run an extensive internal and external Competition Programme to ensure that swimmers of all levels have the opportunity to compete in galas and events both individually and also as part of a team in Swimming Leagues.

We provide opportunities for long course training sessions at Grand Central in Stockport and for swimmers to train with swimmers from other clubs in Trafford through our FAST Programme. Coaches select swimmers on the basis of ability for both the long course training sessions and FAST Programme.

In addition to training sessions we offer swimmers the opportunity to attend Swim Camps.

If your child is an experienced swimmer and they are interested in joining our competitive swimming club please email us at with details of their previous swimming achievements; and we will contact you to arrange a trial with our Head Coach, Craig Ward, to see which of our squads they are best suited to.

Finally, we hope existing and potential Junior Squad swimmers and their parents/guardians will find the information on these Junior Squad pages (see left hand menu) useful.

Joining the club

Mini Mets
For information about joining Mini Mets please contact Dan Walsh to arrange a trial.

Junior Squads
For information about joining the Junior Squads please contact Craig Ward  to arrange a trial.

Masters/Masters Fitness
For information about joining Masters and Masters Fitness please contact Bob Bolton to arrange a trial

Club Office

Our Club Office at Sale Leisure Centre is open on Sundays between 3.45-5.45pm for enquiries and to purchase swim hats and second hand items.

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