Join Us

Our doors are always open for new swimmers to join us and we welcome swimmers of all ages and all abilities. The table below gives an overview of the different squads that we run and what type of swimmer they are suitable for.

DEVELOPMENT SQUAD

Our Development Squad is for swimmers who are currently at swim stages 5,6,7 and above and are looking to improve their technique. Swimmers may be thinking about becoming involved in competitive swimming.

Development Squad is suitable for swimmers at stage 5/6 who can….

  • Demonstrate a good basic technique on 3 out of the 4 competitive strokes - butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke and front crawl.

  • Swim a minimum 200m on 2 strokes continuously without stopping.

Development Squad is suitable for swimmers at stage 7 and above who can….

  • Demonstrate a good basic technique on 3 out of the 4 competitive strokes - butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke and front crawl.

  • Swim a minimum 400m on 3 strokes continuously without stopping.

  • Demonstrate that they can dive into the pool in a safe and proper manner.

Sessions are pay-as-you-go and take place at Stocksbridge Community Leisure Centre on 2 occasions per week, and Hoyland Leisure Centre on 1 occasion per week (although some sessions are invite only). Click here for current training timetable

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COMPETITVE
SQUADS

These squads are for swimmers who have achieved swim stage 10 and are ready for competitive swimming. Swimmers are graded by ability and are coached on a rolling 15-week training programme that aims to develop strength, endurance and technical ability.

However, unlike most other clubs, we offer some flexibility in our squad system and, in consultation with the club, allow members to select the most appropriate squad for their specific needs. Click here for current training timetable

We appreciate that swimmers and their families may have other commitments and may not be able to commit to the full number of sessions associated with their allocated squad. Equally, we appreciate that some swimmers may be keen to develop more quickly and would like access to a greater number of sessions.  

 

Participation in our competitive squad system is by membership only and incurs an annual membership fee (including Swim England membership and insurance) and monthly swim fees.

The above squad descriptions are a guide only. Before joining us, we invite new swimmers to attend a trial session, where we’ll carry out an assessment and see which squad best fits.

To arrange a trial session and an assessment, email pentaqua.clubroom@gmail.com or get in touch using the form below.

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