Training Squads

Alliance Swimming Club training is organised into a series of progressive training squads.


The Foundations Squads cater for swimmers from ages 7 - 16, with the emphasis very strongly upon enjoyment and participation, technique across the four main strokes and aquatic skills development.

The Development Squad comprises competitive swimmers at age 11+ who have met training and performance requirements. Members of the Development Squad are oriented towards competing at provincial and national level competition, and undertake specific training and skills development suited to this goal.

Swimmers in the National Squad 13/14+ compete at provincial and national level competition, with each swimmer working undertaking a training regime specific to an agreed development programme.

The Senior Fitness Squad caters for swimmers at 13+ whose primary interest is swimming for fitness whether this is in support of other sports or more generally.

The training regime for all squads is overseen by Head Coach, Robbie Dougan.