Gold Squad


Gold Squad is available for those swimmers who have either progressed through Silver Squad or are able to perform the following:

  • Efficiently swim 200m Backstroke, Breaststroke and Front Crawl with good, competitive turns
  • Perform a streamline racing dive
  • Swim 50m Butterfly
  • Competently swim a 100m Individual Medley
Timetable during School Term
St George’s School

Tuesday18:00 - 19:00

Thursday18:00 - 19:00

Sunday18:00 - 19:00

Squad Requirements


Swimmer to have correct kit

Ascot Royals Swim Cap

(purchased via the Frogs & Friends App)

Pull Buoy
Short Fins
Water Bottle


Swimmer to attend training with good focus and effort

attend 3 sessions per week

3 sessions per week available

Good Focus and Effort


Attend at least 3 open meets per year and enter a variety of 50 and 100m events

3 Open Meets

Various 50m and 100m Events

How many sessions a week will my child be asked to swim?

Swimmers MUST regularly attend a minimum of 2 sessions per week. Each session lasts between 1 - 1.5 hours.

What is the age of swimmers at this level?

Typically, swimmers are aged between 9 and 13 years old.

What does my child have to do to move to the County Development Squad?

Moving up to the County Development Squad is ultimately up to the coach’s discretion. However, a swimmer must:

Regularly attend sessions

Demonstrate an eagerness to learn by listening to the coach’s instructions

Perform all strokes efficiently

Carry out regular competitive turns without prompting