Learn to Swim

 
This is entry level for Broxburn ASC swimmers. This ranges from grass roots teaching in the pre-school and beginners classes where fundamentals with the focus on FUN is the main driver within these sessions. This leads to progression through Improvers 1, 2 and 3+ after assessment by teachers and swimmers achieving set skills and goals. This section of our club has the highest ratio of teachers to swimmers ensuring a safe and continued progression to squad swimming.
Learn to Swim Co-ordinator – Stephanie Wilson
Weekly Pool Sessions - 1
 
Up to 75 Swimmers

Squads

 

Junior Squad

This squad offers increased training after gaining basic swim skills and progression from our Learn to Swim programme. Swimmers develop the fundamentals and have an introduction to racing skills needed to compete in competition. Sessions are skills intensive with a view to progression to top squad.
 
Squad Coach – Marcus Price
 
Weekly Pool Sessions – 3
 
Land Training Sessions – 1
 
Up to 21 Swimmers

Swim West Lothian Potential

The Swim West Lothian Potential squad is for swimmers who show good skills across all strokes and an eagerness to progress in swimming. Expectation is a positive attitude and commitment to training and competition. High attendance level is expected with a view of swimmers training to achieve East District qualification levels. This also leads to progression to Swim West Lothian pathway which offers performance and Scottish National Age Group potential.
 
Squad Coach – Richard Bennett
Weekly Pool Sessions – 4
Land Training Sessions – 1
Up to 25 Swimmers

Masters

 
Our Masters squad consists of swimmers who wish to improve their technique, fitness at a level which suits their ability. You can start at any age as swimming is a sport for life. This squad consists of ex-competitive swimmers and leisure swimmers who have other commitments such as education or simple family life. The choice to compete at Masters levels is also provided with coaching to achieve this.
 
Squad Coach – Richard Bennett
 
Weekly Pool Sessions – 1
 
5 – 10 Swimmers
 

Training Times

Club Progression

Learn to Swim (LTS)

Pre-School
Beginners
Improvers 1

Pre-School

Put face in water confidently

Blow bubbles

Float on front and back alone  for 5 seconds

Pick up sinkers from bottom of pool confidently

Walk across pool using arms to pull

Kick legs with flotation device on front/back alone for 5 metres

Move around on own

Jump in alone

Float on front and back for 10 seconds

Pick up sinkers from bottom of pool confidently (deep water)

Walk across pool using fly arms to pull

Push off wall in streamline position

Kick legs in streamline position on front/back for 10 metres 

Breast stroke kick with flat feet in streamline position for 10 metres (with or without float)

Basic fly kick on front for 5 metres

Use arm action for front crawl with breathing without stopping for 10 metres

Use arm action for back crawl with breathing without stopping for 10 metres

Scull on back head first for 10 metres

Float on front/back for 15 seconds

Forward / backward roll in water

Push off wall in streamline position on back and spin onto front

Jump across pool using fly arms

Kick legs in streamline position on front/back for 20 metres 

Full stroke Breast stroke for 20 metres

Single arm fly with undulation for 15 metres

Front crawl with bi-lateral breathing for 20 metres

Full stroke back crawl for 20 metres

Scull on back head/feet first for 20 metres

Improvers 2
Improvers 3
Improvers 3+

Kick legs in streamline position on front/back for 25 metres 

Full stroke Breast stroke with correct timing for 25 metres

Front crawl with bi-lateral breathing for 25 metres

Back crawl with rotation for 25 metres

Turns for each stroke

Full stroke Breast stroke with correct timing for 50 metres

Full Fly with undulation and strong kick for 25 metres

Front crawl with (streamline off wall for 5 metres) for 50 metres

Back crawl with (streamline off wall for 5 metres) for 50 metres

Scull on back head/feet first for 25 metres with change of direction and spinning around

100m I.M with all legal turns and attempt underwater phase

Front crawl for 100m with tumble turns and underwater phase

Back crawl for 100m with correct turns and underwater phase

Breaststroke for 100m with correct turns and pull-out

Butterfly for 50m with correct turns and underwater phase

Knowledge of pace clock

Knowledge of warm up

Upon Coach recommendation move to Broxburn Juniors

Squads

Broxburn Juniors

200m front crawl

Consistent tumble turns with fly kicks to 5 metres

200m back crawl

Consistent tumble turns from back with submerged fly kicks to 5 metres

200m breast stroke

Consistent pull out submerged to 5 metres

100m fly

Correct streamline position

Commitment to training land/swim

Legal technique for all strokes

Legal IM 200 metres

Individual technique to coaches discretion

Attend galas/splash league minimum

Understand and read pace clock

Lane etiquette

Demonstrate a land warm up

Sculling for 50 metres

SWL Potential

All the below must meet current East district qualifying times for relevant age 

200m front crawl

200m back crawl

200m breast stroke

200 I.M.

200m fly

All starts/turns/finishes must be legal and consistent

Streamline  must be correct and always used where applicable

Commitment to training land/swim

Attendance at Galas

Must be able to read a pace clock

Lane etiquette

Demonstrate a land warm up

Complete post pool stretching

Upon SWL Coach recommendation move to SWL

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