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Squads

 

Benson Blue squad is an entry level squad for Club's youngest swimmers.

Named after Olympian Craig Benson

3 sessions per week (a total of 3.5 hours)

Coach - Jennifer Davis

Squad page

Benson White squad is an entry level squad.

Named after Olympian Craig Benson

3 sessions per week (a total of 3.5 hours)

Coach - Benjo Duheric

Squad page

Benson Red squad is an entry level squad.

Named after Olympian Craig Benson

3 sessions per week (a total of 3.5 hours)

Coach - tbc

Squad page

Smith White

2nd level squad for swimmers.

Named after Warrender swimmer Lewis Smith

4 sessions per week (a total of 5.5 hours).

Coach - Jennifer Davis

Squad page

Smith Red

2nd level squad for swimmers.

Named after Warrender swimmer Lewis Smith

4 sessions per week (a total of 6 hours).

Coach - Thomas Harrison

Squad page

Wilkie White squad offers increased training opportunities.

Named after Olympian David Wilkie

5 sessions per week, includes 1 morning (a total of 7 hours)

Coach - Laura Duráin Suja

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Wilkie Red squad offers increased training opportunities.

Named after Olympian David Wilkie

5 sessions per week, includes 1 morning (a total of 7 hours)

Coach - Andrew Young

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Junior Age Group squad is for young swimmers showing good apptitude for swimming.

6 sessions per week, includes 2 mornings (a total of 10 hours)

6 pool sessions & 1 land session

Coach - Dale Welstead

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Junior Age Group squad is for young swimmers showing good apptitude for swimming.

7 sessions per week, includes 2 mornings (a total of 11 hours)

7 pool sessions & 1 land session

Coach - Danny Kirkham

Squad page

National Girls squad is for swimmers focussing on achieving success at Scottish National Age Group.

8 sessions per week, includes 4 mornings (a total of 15 hours)

8 pool sessions & 3 land sessions

Coach - Andrew Addison

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National Boys squad is for swimmers focussing on achieving success at Scottish National Age Group.

8 sessions per week, includes 4 mornings (a total of 15 hours)

8 pool sessions & 3 land sessions

Coach - Anne Ewing

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Performance squad is the Club's top squad.

Entry is by invitaion for swimmers with potential to National Level.

9 sessions per week (a total of 20 hours)

8 pool sessions & 5 land sessions

Coach - Kostas Kalitsis

Squad page

Club squad is a non-competitive squad for swimmers who wish to continue swimming for fitness & social reasons.

Coach - Niamh Watson

Squad page

  • Benson Blue squad is an entry level squad for Club's youngest swimmers.

    Named after Olympian Craig Benson

    3 sessions per week (a total of 3.5 hours)

    Coach - Jennifer Davis

    Squad page

  • Benson White squad is an entry level squad.

    Named after Olympian Craig Benson

    3 sessions per week (a total of 3.5 hours)

    Coach - Benjo Duheric

    Squad page

  • Benson Red squad is an entry level squad.

    Named after Olympian Craig Benson

    3 sessions per week (a total of 3.5 hours)

    Coach - tbc

    Squad page

  • Smith White

    2nd level squad for swimmers.

    Named after Warrender swimmer Lewis Smith

    4 sessions per week (a total of 5.5 hours).

    Coach - Jennifer Davis

    Squad page

  • Smith Red

    2nd level squad for swimmers.

    Named after Warrender swimmer Lewis Smith

    4 sessions per week (a total of 6 hours).

    Coach - Thomas Harrison

    Squad page

  • Wilkie White squad offers increased training opportunities.

    Named after Olympian David Wilkie

    5 sessions per week, includes 1 morning (a total of 7 hours)

    Coach - Laura Duráin Suja

    Squad page

  • Wilkie Red squad offers increased training opportunities.

    Named after Olympian David Wilkie

    5 sessions per week, includes 1 morning (a total of 7 hours)

    Coach - Andrew Young

    Squad page

  • Junior Age Group squad is for young swimmers showing good apptitude for swimming.

    6 sessions per week, includes 2 mornings (a total of 10 hours)

    6 pool sessions & 1 land session

    Coach - Dale Welstead

    Squad page

  • Junior Age Group squad is for young swimmers showing good apptitude for swimming.

    7 sessions per week, includes 2 mornings (a total of 11 hours)

    7 pool sessions & 1 land session

    Coach - Danny Kirkham

    Squad page

  • National Girls squad is for swimmers focussing on achieving success at Scottish National Age Group.

    8 sessions per week, includes 4 mornings (a total of 15 hours)

    8 pool sessions & 3 land sessions

    Coach - Andrew Addison

    Squad page

  • National Boys squad is for swimmers focussing on achieving success at Scottish National Age Group.

    8 sessions per week, includes 4 mornings (a total of 15 hours)

    8 pool sessions & 3 land sessions

    Coach - Anne Ewing

    Squad page

  • Performance squad is the Club's top squad.

    Entry is by invitaion for swimmers with potential to National Level.

    9 sessions per week (a total of 20 hours)

    8 pool sessions & 5 land sessions

    Coach - Kostas Kalitsis

    Squad page

  • Club squad is a non-competitive squad for swimmers who wish to continue swimming for fitness & social reasons.

    Coach - Niamh Watson

    Squad page

  • Youth squad is a non-competitive squad for swimmers who wish to continue swimming for fitness & social reasons.

    Coach - Daniel Fisher

     

     

    Breakdown of Club Squads

    Performance Squad

    The club's top squad is for serious, dedicated, and high achieving competitive swimmers only. Training is geared to delivering success at Scottish and British National Youth level and at Junior International level. The squad aims to develop school-aged swimmers into well rounded athletes who are ready to go forward and become senior international swimmers in the future.   

    The squad is coached by our Performance Coach Kostas Kalitsis and entry to the group is by invitation only for swimmers who have the right attitude and commitment to fulfilling their potential at National level and beyond.

    Coach ~ Kostas Kalitsis

    Weekly Pool Sessions ~ 9

    Weekly Land Sessions ~ 2-5

    Total Training Hours ~ 20

    20-24 swimmers

    National Girls

    Swimmers at this level are split into two squads by gender and are focussing on achieving success at the Scottish National Age Group Championships and also qualifying for the British Summer Championships. Four evening and four early morning workouts make up the weekly pool load for this squad with squad members now expected to make a full commitment to the sport. Although gender specific, swimmers in National Girls will work closely with the National Boys squad, training alongside each other five times each week and allowing for mixed groups to train together as required. 

    Coach - Andrew Addison

    Weekly Pool Sessions ~ 8

    Weekly Land Sessions ~ 2-3

    Total Training Hours ~ 15 swimming and 1.5-2 land

    20-24 swimmers

    National Boys

    Swimmers at this level are split into two exclusive squads by gender and are focussing on achieving success at the Scottish National Age Group Championships and also qualifying for the British Summer Championships. Four evening and four early morning workouts make up the weekly pool load for this squad with squad members now expected to make a full commitment to the sport. Although gender specific, swimmers in National Boys will work closely with the National Girls squad, training alongside each other five times each week and allowing for mixed groups to train together as required.

    Coach - Anne Ewing 

    Weekly Pool Sessions ~ 8

    Weekly Land Sessions ~ 2-3

    Total Training Hours ~ 15 swimming and 1.5-2 land

    20-24 swimmers

    Age Group Squad

    The Age Group squad is primarily for young swimmers who are showing particularly good early aptitude for swimming, in combination with the right sort of attitude and high levels of commitment to the sport. Swimmers tend to enter this group from either Wilkie Red or Wilkie White when they become ready. This group has access to 5 evenings and 2 early morning workouts per week which includes a dry land exercise session. A high attendance level is expected with at least one morning session a compulsory part of the programme. 

    Coach ~ Danny Kirkham

    Weekly Pool Sessions ~ 7

    Total Training Hours ~ 11

    25 swimmers

    Junior Age Group Squad

    The junior age group squad is primarily for young swimmers who are showing particularly good early aptitude for swimming, in combination with the right sort of attitude and high levels of commitment to the sport. Swimmers tend to enter this group from either Wilkie Red or Wilkie White when they become ready and are generally aged from 11-13 years old. This group has access to 4 evenings and 2 early morning workouts per week which includes a dry land exercise session. A high attendance level is expected with at least one morning session a compulsory part of the programme.

    Coach ~ Dale Welstead

    Weekly Pool Sessions ~ 6

    Total Training Hours ~ 10

    25 swimmers

    Wilkie Red

    Wilkie Red offers increased training opportunities after completion of the Smith training programme, with an early morning session being a requirement. Swimmers further develop the stroke techniques and racing skills they will need to be successful in competition. They also begin to lay the foundations of future aerobic and speed development. This squad is named after Warrender's most successful swimmer, David Wilkie.

    Coach ~ Andrew Young

    Weekly Pool Sessions ~ 5

    Total Training Hours ~ 7

    25 swimmers

    Wilkie White

    Wilkie White offers increased training opportunities after completion of the Smith training programme, with an early morning session being a requirement. Swimmers further develop the stroke techniques and racing skills they will need to be successful in competition. They also begin to lay the foundations of future aerobic and speed development. This squad is named after Warrender's most successful swimmer, David Wilkie.

    Coach ~ Laura Duráin Suja

    Weekly Pool Sessions ~ 5

    Total Training Hours ~ 7

    25 swimmers

    Smith Red

    Swimmers move to Smith Red squad after completing the entry level programme in a Benson squad. Swimmers in this squad will typically be between 11 and 12 years old. The squad is named after Warrender swimmer Lewis Smith who is a Life Member of the Club, having represented Great Britian at various competitions. 

    Coach ~ Thomas Harrison

    Weekly Pool Sessions ~ 4

    Total Training Hours ~ 6

    25 swimmers

    Smith White

    Swimmers move to Smith White squad after completing the entry level programme in a Benson squad. Swimmers in this squad will typically be between 10 and 11 years old. The squad is named after Warrender swimmer Lewis Smith who is a Life Member of the Club, having represented Great Britian at various competitions. 

    Coach ~ Jennifer Davis

    Weekly Pool Sessions ~ 4

    Total Training Hours ~ 5.5

    25 swimmers

    Benson Red

    The Club's Benson Red squad is an entry level squad, named after Olympian Craig Benson who represented Great Britian at London 2012 when he was part of the Club’s Elite Squad, coached by Laurel Bailey. Entry to Benson Red is by group assessment, held at various stages throughout the season.

    Coach ~ tbc

    Weekly Pool Sessions ~ 3

    Total Training Hours ~ 3.5 

    20-24 swimmers

    Benson White

    The Club's Benson White squad is an entry level squad, named after Olympian Craig Benson who represented Great Britian at London 2012 when he was part of the Club’s Elite Squad, coached by Laurel Bailey. Entry to Benson White is by group assessment, held at various stages throughout the season.

    Coach ~ Benjo Duheric

    Weekly Pool Sessions ~ 3

    Total Training Hours ~ 3.5

    20-24 swimmers

    Benson Blue

    The Club's Benson Blue squad is an entry level squad for the Club’s youngest swimmers. It is named after Olympian Craig Benson who represented Great Britian at London 2012 when he was part of the Club’s Elite Squad, coached by Laurel Bailey. Entry to Benson Blue is by group assessment, held at various stages throughout the season.

    Coach ~ Jennifer Davis

    Weekly Pool Sessions ~ 3

    Total Training Hours ~ 3.5

    20-24 swimmers

    Club

     Club Squad is a non-competitive programme for those swimmers who have completed the competitive element of their training but wish to continue swimming for fitness and social reasons. Our Club Squad coach Niamh Watson will speak with each swimmer when they join the squad to ascertain their individual purpose for swimming and in order to help continue to fulfil their swimming aims.

    Coach ~ Niamh Watson

    Weekly Pool Sessions ~ 5

    Total Training Hours ~ 6.75

    25 swimmers

    Youth

    Youth Squad is a non-competitive programme for those swimmers who have completed the competitive element of their training but wish to continue swimming for fitness and social reasons. Our Youth Squad coach will speak with each swimmer when they join the squad to ascertain their individual purpose for swimming and in order to help continue to fulfil their swimming aims.

    Coach ~ Daniel Fisher

    Weekly Pool Sessions ~ 3

    Total Training Hours ~ 3.75

    25 swimmers

    Masters

    Coach ~ Kostas Kalitsis

    Weekly Pool Sessions ~ 4

    Total Training Hours ~ 5.5