We welcome and encourage you and your family to come along and see if Scarborough Swimming Club is for you and offer everyone two free sessions. Occasionally we run link sessions, which are a chance for you to sample our swim teaching if you are currently in a learn to swim programme with Everyone Active or anyone else - please ask for more details or advice if you’re not sure which sessions may suit you best.
LEARN TO SWIM
From March 2019 and in partnership with the Harbour Bar, Scarborough Swimming Club offer free Learn to Swim Lessons for all primary school children who reside within the Borough.
The sessions run every Tuesday between 5pm and 6pm at Braeburn Primary School indoor pool and are overseen by team leader Mrs Sarah Harvey. The free lessons are delivered by volunteers from the club, attended poolside by a fully qualified lifeguard.
The free lessons run in blocks of 10 with regular assessments and fun sessions incorporated. The structured programme will give each child the perfect start in learning how to be safe in water, learn the correct strokes and techniques, alongside all the benefits of becoming a confident stronger swimmer. Upon completion, all participating children will automatically become full Scarborough Swimming Club members, where they will benefit from opportunities which are available through the Club.
In return parents will be asked to be part of the voluntary fund-raising team to help cover the cost of pool hire and the lifeguard. This is very low level and the group encourages the swimmers to form friendships also it helps parents understand how a community club environment is a great way to introduce their children to the world of swimming.
Anyone who is interested in joining please use the button below to message the learn to swim team or collect an application form from Scarborough Swimming Club desk any Thursday evening between 6pm and 8pm.
Click the button above to message the Learn to Swim Team
FOUNDATION / DEVELOPMENT SWIMMING
At Scarborough Sports Village in the new 25m pool we hold Foundation and Development Squad sessions for either an hour or half an hour on Tuesdays 19:00 - 20:00 and Thursdays 18:00 - 19:00 - swimmers must be able to swim a minimum of 25m on their front and back. Tuesday PM 19:00 - 21:00, Thursday PM 18:00 - 19:00 (Scarborough Sports Village).
All our coaches and teachers are passionate about swimming and supporting, motivating and caring about athletes in their development as swimmers and people. Some have been successful competitive swimmers or athletes themselves and our Head Coach, Sam Greetham supports the National British Open Water swim team at meets Internationally. Most are volunteers choosing to support the club and swimmers because of their love of both the sport and supporting the growth and improvement of swimmers. They will always aim to inspire, communicate honestly and appropriately and listen well. All have appropriate training and qualifications and are committed to the ongoing development of their skills and knowledge to continue engaging and encouraging our athlete’s belief in themselves.
We have 7 squads:
Performance - elite swimmers achieving County/National success, at least 8 hours each week
A Squad - these swimmers tend to be 13-18 years old & competitive swimmers
B Squad - our biggest squad of competitive swimmers from age 10 upwards
C Squad - 10 and under age group squad who regularly train at 4-6 hours a week
Development Squad - this is our entry level competitive swimming squad
Foundation Squad - this is our non-competitive entry level squad and includes our learn to swim sessions at Green Gables Tuesday evenings as well as half hour sessions in the 25m pool at Scarborough Sports Village on Thursday evenings
Masters Squad - 16+ age group competitive swimmers, fitness swimmers, triathletes. Many of our Masters Squad swim as part of our other squads dependent on ability as well as the open water sessions in the summer months at Wykeham Lakes
Swimmers progress through squads as they improve and grow. Personal best times, discussions regarding performance between coaches, parents and individual swimmers, and commitment to training are also factors. Coaches regularly discuss progression of swimmers but please speak to your coach if you feel there should be a progression that isn’t happening or a swimmer would prefer to be with a different coach. Movement between squads can happen at any time but will mostly be towards the end of the year as age groups change.
All squads will cover the following basics:
Work to annual coaching plans devised as part of a 4 year program
Develop and improve stroke technique on all four competitive strokes
Learn basic stroke drill progressions for all four competitive strokes.
Monitor own training progressions by regular timed test swims and goal setting
Swim Individual Medley (IM) swimming sets
Learn and perfect starts, turns and finishes on all four competitive strokes and IMs
Learn and perfect relay changeovers
Independently monitor training pace using the pace clocks
Learn the rules of the sport
Gradually increase the distance covered in training sessions to improve endurance
Participate in club time trials, performing a variety of strokes and distances
Participate in local open meets and annual club meets
Learn the process of goal setting and working towards objectives
Learn to keep a record of competition results
Learn and practice basic stretching, body-weight and core strength exercises
Take responsibility for ensuring own swim equipment/clothing is present at sessions
Be set timely achievement goals either as an individual or a group
Encouraged to set own goals regularly
TRAINING TIMES FOR COMPETITIVE, DEVELOPMENT & FOUNDATION SWIM SQUADS
Scarborough Sports Village 8 lanes 25m Olympic legacy pool
Sunday AM: 7:30 – 9:30
Monday AM: 5:00 – 7:00
Monday PM: 17:45 – 18:45 *
Tuesday PM: 18:00 – 21:00 **
Wednesday AM: 5:00 – 7:00
Thursday AM: 5:00 - 7:00
Thursday PM: 18:00 – 21:00
* Wykeham Lakes (Open Water, Summer only)
** Performance Squad 18:00 - 20:00