Beverley Barracudas operates with 6 squads covering all the ability levels of the club

Club Start

This is where is all starts, taking children from swimming lessons around the age of 7 to gently bring them into the world of club swimming. We currently have 3 lanes dedicated to the young starters, club Start A, B and C. Your child will be accessed when joining the club and will probably start in one of these 3 lanes. The children quickly progress to the development squad for the next stage of their swimming career


From Club Start the swimmers will be introduced to the Development Squad, again we have 3 levels A,B and C.  We have criteria for each of the levels for the children to attain and move forward. Approximately children from the age of 8 to 10 are in the Development Squad.


The Academy Squad A,B and C is built up from children coming from Development Squad that are not ready for Performance Squad seeking additional work on conditioning and technique. Swimmers from this squad can move onto Performance or Club Squad at a later date. Normally children around 11 -15 are in this squad. We have 2 lanes dedicated to the seniors and 1 to the juniors.


The county squad is for swimmers of all ages that show a level of potentail to regulary gain the Yorkshire competition or Championship times. Swimmers can move from this squad to the regiona squad or maybe they will move over to Academy squad if they are older in their swimming journey.


Swimmers gaining regional times will join this squad to preapre them for the national squad . Some may be on the border of county and regional times so constant monitoring of the swimmer will take place to make sure they are training at the right level.


The club is proud to be able to open up a national squad and have more national swimmers than any other club in the local area. This provides a pathway for our most talented swimmers to train and perform at the top level..

All our squads are given a level of swim training and some land training to make sure they are doing enough wet and dry work for them to progress whilst also have a good lifestyle. WE dont burm our swimmers out like some clubs and make sure we look after their bodies and minds during their development into adulthood. 

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