How to join Squad

Structure and Progression

Prescot Open Swimming Squad (Squad) is open to swimmers from any club who has been recommended by their club coach. All squad members must be a member of the ASA through their host club, they do NOT have to be members of Prescot Swimming Club. The squad is split into 3 groups C, B and A, each with its own pool times and fee structure.

 

A Squad
< 2:55 for 200m IM

 

B Squad
< 1:35 for 100m IM

C Squad
< 2:10 for 100m IM
or recommended by club coach

 

Squad Membership

All fees are annual and split into 12 monthly instalments paid either to the club desk or preferably by standing order.

The individual squad fees are as follows:

  C Squad 35.00 per month
  B Squad 45.00 per month
  A Squad 60.00 per month

For all new members the payment of these fees will follow a 2 week free trial.

Squad Membership Form

Squad Aims and Objectives

The aim of squad is to support the long term athlete development as set out by British Swimming and has been summarised in a squad document called Guide to Swim Training Duration & Frequency which can be downloaded from the club or squad website.

Guide to Swim Training Duration and Frequency (printable version)

Squad Guides

C Squad

The C squad is primarily a development squad aimed at improving young swimmers in conjunction with the host club. These swimmers are encouraged to attend as many squad sessions as they can but to also continue to attend club sessions as time allows. The C squad sessions are as follows:

Day Venue Time
Monday Knowsley Leisure & Culture Park 5:30pm 6:30pm
Tuesday Parr Pools 6:00pm 7:00pm
Wednesday Knowsley Leisure & Culture Park 5:30pm 6:30pm

until further notice

Parr Pools 5:45pm 6:45pm
Thursday Parr Pools 6:00pm 7:00pm
Friday Knowsley Leisure & Culture Park 6:30pm 7:30pm
Saturday Parr Pools 8:00am 9:00am

 B Squad

Providing some 8 hours of pool time these sessions are more intensive and swimmers in this group are ideally at or approaching county and regional level. The B squad sessions are as follows:

Day Venue Time
Monday Knowsley Leisure & Culture Park 5:30pm 6:30pm
Tuesday Parr Pools 5:00pm 7:00pm
Wednesday Knowsley Leisure & Culture Park 5:30pm 6:30pm

until further notice

Parr Pools 5:45pm 6:45pm
Thursday Parr Pools 6:00pm 7:00pm*
Friday Knowsley Leisure & Culture Park 5:30pm 7:30pm
Saturday Parr Pools 7:00am 9:00am

* Until further notice

A Squad

 The A squad are of County, Regional and National standard and have access to up to 18 hours of pool time per week. The A squad sessions are as follows:

Day Venue Time
Monday am Parr Pools 5:30am 7:00am
  pm Parr Pools 5:00pm 7:00pm
Tuesday Knowsley Leisure & Culture Park 5:00pm 7:00pm
Wednesday am Parr Pools 5:30am 7:00am
  pm Parr Pools  (by invitation) 5:15pm 7:15pm
Thursday Knowsley Leisure & Culture Park 5:00pm 7:00pm
Friday am Knowsley Leisure & Culture Park 5:30pm 7:30pm
  pm Parr Pools 5:00pm 7:00pm
Saturday Parr Pools 6:30am 9:00am

 Land Training

Land Training taken by a qualified instructor is also available on the following days;

Day Venue Time
Tuesday Knowsley Leisure & Culture Park 7:30pm 8:30pm
Thursday Knowsley Leisure & Culture Park 7:30pm 8:30pm
Saturday Holy Trinity Church, Fingerpost (by invitation only) 9:15am 10:15am