Club Structure & Pathways

Club Structure

The club structure has been aligned to Athlete Development Support Pathway (ADSP) making sure swimmers receive the right type and volume of training for their given stage of development showing the club provides a holistic approach to swimmer development. More about the ADSP for swimmers can be found on the Swim England website HERE.

Our Pathways

All swimmers who join stingrays are invited for a trial regardless of their age or ability. The Head Coach will then decide on the best placement of each swimmer within the programme. Swimmers progress through our squad structure based on ability, attitude and attendance, as decided by the head coach with input from assistant coaches. All swimmers in competitive squads are expected to compete for the club, attend a high percentage of training sessions and abide by the swimmers code of conduct.


Stingrays Academy

For swimmers seeking an active lifestyle and participation pathway. Swimmers in this pathway will attend 1 or 2 sessions per week. The pathway focuses is on enjoyment, fitness and the health and social benefits that come with this level of participation. 

Squad: Academy Squad & Masters Squad

Competitive Pathway

For swimmers who want to train and compete aiming at County level and beyond. Swimmers in this pathway will swim up to 8 hours a week - enough training to meet swimmers needs whilst maintaining the enjoyment, health and social benefits.

Squads: Development, County & Senior County 

Performance Pathway

For swimmers who want to train and compete at Regional and National level. A program to allow swimmers the opportunity to reach their full potential, building and developing the physical capacities and infrastructures required to perform at the highest level.

Squad: Performance, Elite Masters & Pathways Program

Swim School

The Stingrays Swim School offers structured swimming lessons from the age of 4 years until 12 years. It caters for complete beginners or for children looking to improve their swimming fundamentals. Our lessons programme is unique to Stingrays and aims to offer and environment and structure to help children master the basic strokes while offering a range of onwards pathways including a pre-competition skills squad to help with the transition into competitive swimming.

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