Club Structure

Bilston Swimming Club caters for swimmers aged 5 years upwards. Our dedicated, committed and qualified coaching and teaching staff are the reason why Bilston Swimming Club is the place to be.

 

Please see our training over view for WHEN/WHERE WE TRAIN

 

SWIMSCHOOL

SWIM SCHOOL CO-ORDINATOR – JUNE HODGES

We are extremely proud of our Learn to Swim programme which offers swimming lessons for children from the age of 5. Following the ASA Learn to Swim Framework, we offer 40 minute swimming lessons on Tuesday and Friday evenings in the studio pool at the Bert Williams Leisure Centre. 40 minute lessons ensure that all of our children have sufficient time within the lesson to practice and consolidate skills learned. All of our teachers are qualified and are ably supported by our senior competitive swimmers. Bilston’s learn to swim programme offers an ideal pathway into competitive swimming in the main pool at the centre. 

 

 

DEVELOPMENT → 6 – 12 YEARS OLD

This section of the club is for those who are interested in competitive swimming and are therefore able to commit more time to the club. Swimmers in this section are entitled to swim up to 5 times per week and have access to more than 7 hours of pool space. Swimmers in this section of the club will be taught all the skills necessary to be a highly proficient competitor. The aim is to develop all 4 strokes as well as to teach diving and all 7 competitive turns.

It is recommended that swimmers train at least 3 times per week but there is an option to train 2 times per week.

TRAINING TIMES

DAY

TIME

WHERE

Monday

7 - 8.30 pm

Bilston

Tuesday

7 – 7.45pm

7.45 – 9pm

Bilston

Thursday

7 – 8.30pm

Willenhall School

Friday

7 –8 pm or 8 - 9pm

Bilston

Sunday

12 - 1.00pm

Bilston

 

TOTAL

UP TO

6 hours 15 mins

 

£52 per month (recommended) – entitled to 5 sessions per week

£40 per month – 2 sessions per week

 

Fees (payable on 1st of each month by standing order)


 

PERFORMANCE 1 → Selected 9 – 12 years

LEAD COACH – KIM DEAN

Those swimmers in our junior development squad that have four technically good strokes and in the opinion of the coaching staff and have good long term potential may be invited to join the junior performance squad.

Please note that movement from development to this squad is at the discretion of the coaching team. 

PERFORMANCE 1 TRAINING TIMES

DAY

TIME

WHERE

MONDAY

7 – 8.30pm

Bilston

TUESDAY

REST DAY

REST DAY

WEDNESDAY

7 - 9pm

Bilston

THURSDAY

7 – 8.30pm

Willenhall

FRIDAY

7 – 9pm

Bilston

SUNDAY

1.15 - 2.30pm

Bilston

 

 

UP TO

8 hours 15 mins

 

£58 per month

 

Fees (payable on 1st of each month by standing order)

 

 

PERFORMANCE 2 TRAINING TIMES

LEAD COACH – MITCH PAGE

Swimmers in this section will also have the opportunity to do land training twice per week on Tuesday and Friday at SWB, as well as poolside stretching/land training before and after some sessions.

Please note that movement from development to this squad is at the discretion of the coaching team. 

DAY

TIME

WHERE

MONDAY

6 – 8.00pm

Darlaston

TUESDAY

7 – 9.00pm

Bilston

WEDNESDAY

REST DAY

REST DAY

THURSDAY

7.00 – 7.30pm stretching

7.30 – 9.00pm swimming

Bilston

FRIDAY

7 – 9pm

Bilston

SATURDAY

9 – 11.00am

Bilston

SUNDAY

12.30 – 1pm stretching

1.00 - 2.30pm swimming

Bilston

 

TOTAL

11 hours 30 mins

 

£62 per month

 

Fees (payable on 1st of each month by standing order)

 

LAND TRAINING NOW INCLUDED IN MONTHLY FEE:

TUESDAY 6PM - 6.45PM

FRIDAY 6PM - 6.45PM 

 

 

PERFORMANCE 3 →  11/12 years +

LEAD COACH – DEBORAH ARNOTT

This is the club’s top squad for our most committed swimmers.

Swimmers in this squad are expected to have multiple county times and be aiming for Regional and National times. It is recommended that swimmers in this squad train 5+ times per week.

Swimmers in this section will also have the opportunity to do land training twice per week on Tuesday and Thursday at SWB, as well as poolside stretching/land training before and after some session.

Please note that movement from development to this squad is at the discretion of the coaching team. 

TRAINING TIMES

DAY

TIME

WHERE

MONDAY

6 – 8 pm

Darlaston

TUESDAY

7 – 9 pm

Bilston

WEDNESDAY

7 – 9pm

Bilston

THURSDAY

7.00 – 7.30pm stretching

7.30 – 9.00pm swimming

Bilston

FRIDAY

7 – 9pm

Bilston

SATURDAY

9 – 11.00am

Bilston

SUNDAY

12.30 – 1pm stretching

1.00 - 2.30pm swimming

Bilston

TOTAL

12 hours 15 mins

 

£65 per month (unlimited sessions)

 

Fees (payable on 1st of each month by standing order)

 

LAND TRAINING NOW INCLUDED:

TUESDAY 6PM - 6.45PM

FRIDAY 6PM - 6.45PM   


FAMILY DISCOUNT

 

If a family has two or more swimmers paying £52 per month they are entitled to a discount as follows:

  • Two swimmers paying £52 - £7 total family discount per month
  • Maximum family fee - £155 per month

 

 

DUAL CLUB STATUS

 

Once swimmers are consistently achieving Regional and National times they may wish to train with an Elite Squad but retain Bilston as their ‘home’ club so that they can compete in the league galas. (Elite Squads cannot compete in league galas, such as Junior/ Staffs/ Arena/ Mercian)

Movement to an elite squad should follow discussion with the Bilston coaches and the squad the swimmer wishes to trial for, to make sure this path is the best move for the swimmer.

It is widely accepted that a swimmer should train with one squad only, so there is no conflict between the training structure each squad follows and the advice given by the coaches.

If a swimmer misses a session with the Elite squad they may want to train with the home club (Bilston). It is courteous to consult with the coaches to make sure there is lane space.

 

The fee per drop in session will be £7 up to the maximum monthly squad fee.

The annual membership and ASA fee is still payable to the home club.