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Altrincham Swimming Club has over 170 active swimmers ranging from 7-21 years old. All training sessions are coached by qualified instructors and we are proud to be accredited with the Swim England

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The Club participates in a range of internal and external galas throughout the year. The Club is an integral part of Trafford swimming pathway that aims to support swimming at all levels from developing strokes to elite club competitors.

The Club has a waiting list and offers limited number entry assessments periodically.  The next assessment for under 11s is scheduled for Spring 2019.  Over 11s are assessed separately and, again, periodically.

In the event of a swimmer not being offered a place at the Club following an assessment, one further assessment can be attended after a minimum of six months after the first assessment, in order to give the swimmer sufficient time to improve.

The average age for new members is 7-10 years old and they will have reasonable technique in freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke, be developing butterfly skills, and a good level of fitness. Level 6-7 of Swim Well, taught by Trafford Leisure, or similar learn to swim scheme, is usually sufficient.

Older swimmers (11 – 14) should be of a County standard, although this is not essential dependent upon age, current skills, and level of commitment.  However they should be within 15% of achieving Cheshire County swimming times (shown below) on freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke, with strong technique.  Older swimmers should also be keen to swim competitively and have had some experience of competitive swimming.

50m Freestyle    

11 years

12 years

13 years

14 years

Girls

37.50

34.50

32.50

31.50

Boys

36.50

34.00

32.00

31.00

 

50m Backstroke 

11 years

12 years

13 years

14 years

Girls

42.50

40.00

37.62

36.14

Boys

42.50

39.50

37.50

36.00

 

50m Breaststroke

11 years

12 years

13 years

14 years

Girls

49.58

45.50

43.62

42.16

Boys

49.00

46.00

43.00

41.50

 

Swimmers aged 15 and above must be at County standard and already training in a competitve environment – usually training at another Club but moving into the Trafford area – their potential to achieve Regional standard will be fundamental to them being offered a place within the Club.

If you would like your swimmer(s) to attend an assessment for entry to the Club, please compete the online Application Form and we will be in touch. 

Spaces on the assessment sessions are limited and cannot be booked without the completed online Application Form.

Due to a number of swimmers not attending booked trials, once a trial date has been offered and accepted, if the swimmer does not attend on the trial day without previously informing us of their absence, a further trial will not be offered.

 

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