As a general guide, younger swimmers usually start from our Foundation Squad, working towards the Junior Development Squad. Older swimmers joining the club and those transferring to Atlantis from another competitive club may be assessed and offered a place in a squad appropriate to their current level.
Atlantis is a competitive swimming club and invests in each individual's personal strengths. The coaches structure squads so that every person in that squad can excel by training with those of a similar ability, age, pace and attainment level. Lead coaches are constantly assessing progress, commitment and development so, when places become available in a squad, will make recommendations for swimmers to move to the appropriate squad which will bring out the best in that individual. It is a fine balance between making training fun and yet challenging swimmers to stretch themselves.
You can talk to your lead coach for feedback at the end of your training session if you would like to know more about your personal progress.
When moving between squads, the Head Coaches' decision is always final.