Teachers and Coaches are ASA Qualified and, as volunteers, give up their time freely to help develop swimmers and maintain the high standards within the Club. Our Poolside helpers are swimmers that have graduated through the Club. They are all encouraged and supported by the Club to gain their ASA Poolside Helpers Award which feeds into the Club’s Quality Framework. We teach our swimmers within the ASA National Plan for Teaching Swimming (NPTS).
Lessons for Beginners and Improvers take place on Friday evenings. Badge and Distance Nights are held periodically to assess the swimmers’ progress and also to award the swimmers for their achievements.
Competitive swimmers have access to up to 4 training sessions per week and galas are held both within a League format and at other annually held invitational and Association meets. This is in addition to our Club Championships to which all our members are encouraged to participate.
Our swimmers range in age from 5 years old to over retirement age!! So there really is something for everyone - from children up to Grandparents.
The Club maintains a Link Scheme with Stockport Metro Swimming Club our regional centre of excellence. This scheme is designed to support those local swimmers who feel they would like the opportunity to take their competitive swimming to a higher level. We actively encourage and support our Junior competitive swimmers to participate in Stockport Metro’s developmental galas and swim camps which are held during school holidays and, where appropriate, we accommodate joint membership.
All our swimmers are encouraged and supported to attain their own potential at a rate which the swimmer, their parents and the Coaches all feel is appropriate for that individual swimmer. The Club recognises that the Parent’s input and support, in relation to their child’s development as a swimmer, as being fundamental and, as such, all parents are actively encouraged to assist in the running of the Club in addition to helping out on poolside. In this way we retain the ‘Family Feel’ that is so important in running a successful local Swimming Club.