Development Squad


Continue the skill development in all 4 strokes in preparation for competitive swimming including ASA competitive starts Award.


Progression from Foundation Stage Squads or for more advanced swimmers from GLL Swim Schools (levels 7) or Private Swim Schools eg Little Fins


Age related entry 7+ and following Carlisle Aquatics Trial.


Swimmers will be invited to attend in Club Championships and encouraged to attend appropriate targeted Galas for their Development by squad Coach. Possible invite to represent Carlisle Aquatics in the Diddy League.


It is important to maintain attendance to ensure swimmer development, please advise your coach/swim manager of any absence.


Tuesday                5:30 - 7:00pm

Thursday              5:30 - 7:00pm

Sunday                 3:30 - 4:30pm

Training Performance

Individuals are encouraged to take a positive work ethic at all sessions and be committed to ongoing development.  Training is based on developing the swimmers in readiness for next squads. FUNS – ADSP Learning stage

Sessions are based on developing swimmers in readiness for the training requirements of competition squads


Swimmers are encouraged to have Fun in a positive learning environment where they begin to take some ownership and understanding of their swimming through feedback from coaches and peers using a varied approach to learning.

Swimmers are expected to understand and maintain a Respect for other swimmers, coaches, members, volunteers and officials as well as other facility users.  They understand they are representing the club at all times and to abide by the Clubs code of conduct.

Those swimmers showing a positive attitude, swimming ability and a desire to succeed may be selected to attend Junior Team Competitions (age dependent) before moving to County/Youth Development Squads.

Coaches and Teachers

Development Squad

Coach (1)

Name: Alan Gill