Why Have a Squad Structure?
The purpose of the squad structure is to put some formalised structure into the Club which provides a clear progression path for the swimmers.
It also simplifies the billing process and makes the administration of the Club easier to manage, and brings EGSC in line with many of the other clubs in the area which already operate this type of structure.
The description of each of the squads is given in this diagram (TBC), together with the entry criteria and number of sessions they will be expected to attend. It is envisaged that swimmers will progress through the squads over time. The rate of progress will depend on the swimmer’s ability, commitment and attitude to training.
Swimmers will be expected to participate in a pre-determined number of swimming sessions per week, depending on their level. More sessions will usually be available than swimmers will be expected to swim, allowing for some flexibility and choice of sessions.
Our Masters programme is for adult ages (19 and up) who are looking for an enjoyable workout, some help with their technique and/or the opportunity to compete again. Not all Master swimmers were high level swimmers in their youth. Tri-athletes, and others who may be new to the sport, are encouraged to participate. We offer guidance and training for all levels of swimmer. Master sessions are currently on hold but would normally take place on Sunday evening at 8pm - 9pm.