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Entry Criteria

Skills Development 1 (10 & Under)

Neptune 5 Squad: Swim Club Award 1

Club link group for swimmers aged 8 and under as of 31 December. Age based on end of each year.

Children who show potential will be identified during evening swimming lessons (Stage 5/6 level).

Entry criteria:

  • Swim 25m of at least 2 and preferably 3 different strokes with good technique

Neptune 4 Squad: Swim Club Award 2

Entry level group for Mini Mets swimmers aged 10 and under as of 31 December. Age based on end of each year.

This group will be for children that have progressed from Neptune 5 and children identified as showing potential during evening swimming lessons (Stage 6/7 level).

Entry criteria:

  • Swim 50m of at least 2 and preferably 3 different strokes with good technique
  • Should be able to dive
  • Be able to perform a forward somersault
  • Kick 25m with/without a kickboard

Competition Development (10 & Under)

Neptune 3 Squad: Swim Club Award 3 & 4

Group for Mini Mets swimmers that show potential to develop in the

Performance Pathway of the Club aged 10 and under as of 31 December. Aged
based on end of the year.

Swimmers join this group from the Skills Development 1 Programme (ideally
Neptune 4).

Entry criteria:

  • Competent in all four strokes
  • Should be able to dive from a starting block
  • Be able to perform a tumble turn on Front crawl and Backstroke
  • Kick with/without a kickboard for 4x50m repetitions on 1 min 30 seconds per 50
  • Show basic lane discipline

Swimmers may then go on to join the Junior Club Squads of Trafford Metro Swimming Club at the Head Coaches discretion.

Some swimmers may benefit from further developing their techniques in Skill Development 2.

Skills Development 2 (10 & Over)

Neptune 2 Squad: Swim Club Award 2 & 3

Entry level group for Mini Mets swimmers aged 10-13 as of 31 December. Based on age at the end of the year.

Swimmers join this group from swimming classes or from the Skills Development 1 Programme. There are three different Neptune 2 groups.

Entry criteria:

  • Swim 50m of at least 2 and preferably 3 different strokes with good technique
  • Should be able to dive
  • Be able to perform a forward somersault
  • Kick 25m with/without a kickboard

Neptune 2a Squad: Swim Club Award 3 & 4

Development level group for Mini Mets swimmers aged 10-13 as of 31 December. Based on age at the end of the year.

Swimmers join this group from either Skills Development 1 or 2.

Entry criteria:

  • Competent in all four strokes
  • Should be able to dive from a starting block
  • Be able to perform a tumble turn on Front crawl and Backstroke
  • Kick with/without a kickboard for 4x50m repetitions on 1 min 30 seconds per 50
  • Punctual to most sessions
  • Show basic lane discipline

Competition Development (10 & Over)

Neptune 1 Squad (Rising Stars): Swim Club Award 4

Final group for swimmers aged 10-12 as of 31 December. Based on age at the end of the year.

Swimmers join this group from either the Competition Development (Neptune 3) or Skills Development 2 (Neptune 2a) Programmes.

Entry criteria:

  • Competent in all four strokes
  • Be able to hold good technique in a 100m Individual Medley
  • Should be able to dive from a starting block
  • Be able to perform a tumble turn on Front crawl and Backstroke & touch turn on Breaststroke and Butterfly
  • Kick with/without a kickboard for 4x50m repetitions on 1 min 20 seconds per 50
  • Punctual to most sessions
  • Show basic lane discipline

Swimmers may then go on to join the Junior Club Squads of Trafford Metro Swimming Club at the Head Coaches discretion.

 

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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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