Marlins

Training Times

The club training times are as follows:

DayVenueTimesSquad
MonBelper19:45 - 21:15Regional Development, Junior Development A
TuesBelper19:45 - 20:45Junior Development, Progress Extras
TuesBelper20:45 - 22:00Regional Development
WedBelper18:30 - 20:00Regional Development
WedBelper20:00 - 21:00Seniors and Masters
ThuBelper06:00 - 07:00Regional Development, Junior Development, Seniors, Masters
ThuHeanor19:15 - 20:15Progress
ThuHeanor19:15 - 19:45Mini Marlins 1
ThuHeanor19:45 - 20:15Mini Marlins 2
FriAlfreton19:00 - 20:00Stages
FriAlfreton20:00 - 21:00Progress, Junior Development B
FriAlfreton21:00 - 22:00Regional Development, Seniors, Masters
SunBelper16:00 - 17:00Stages
SunBelper16:00 - 16:30Mini Marlins 1
SunBelper16:30 - 17:00Mini Marlins 2
SunBelper17:00 - 18:00Progress
SunBelper18:00 - 19:00Junior Development
SunBelper19:00 - 20:00Regional Development, Seniors, Masters

Each session is supervised by qualified lifeguards and provides graded lane swimming for all ability levels.

What do all the various squads mean?

Learn To Swim program (Mini Marlins)

These are our youngest and least experienced swimmers. The lessons for these are held at Heanor and Alfreton, initially in the teaching pool, then in the main pool when they are sufficiently able. The Learn To Swim Program follows stage 1-7 of the ASA National Plan for swimming.
Pre-competition swimmers – These swimmers continue with the Swim England National Plan, working on stage 8-10. At the same time they are introduced to the racing techniques of starts, turns and finishes.

Junior Squad

Predominantly aged between 9 and 12, these are the swimmers that represent the club at the Notts and Derbyshire Junior Swimming League each spring, Four Towns Galas and other Inter Club Galas. They will also work towards representing the Club at the ASA County Championship Events which are held twice a year.
As these swimmers are now quite experienced, more focus is given to coaching rather than teaching, with lots of work on racing technique. They train together on a Tuesday & Sunday evening to help to establish a team identity. The more experienced of these will also swim with the senior squad on a Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evening.

Senior Squad

These are our most able swimmers aged 13 and over, they swim on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and the later sessions on Fridays and Sundays.
Masters – For mature swimmers of 25 plus who enjoy the camaraderie of the early Sunday and late Wednesday sessions.


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