Gold Squad

Lead Coach: Liz Robertson

Training Times: 

Monday: 5.30pm to 7.00pm

Tuesday: 5.00pm to 6.00pm (Land Training)

Wednesday: 5.30pm to 7.00pm

Friday: 6.00am to 7.30am

Saturday: 7.00am to 9.00am

Sunday: 7.00pm to 9.00pm

Total Training Hours per Week = 9.5 hours

Criteria for entry to the Gold Squad:

This squad is the third stage of the South Aberdeenshire Coaching Programme and the first step of the ’Advanced Training Programme’. This squad is designed to further supplement training and bring together swimmers from each of the different locations.

Swimmers will enter the Gold squad of the South Aberdeenshire Swimming structure following successful completion of the Silver Training Programme. All swimmers within the Gold stage of the progressive pathway will be eligible for consideration to the SAS Junior Squad.

The Gold squad will aim to: 

  • Further develop stroke technique and competitive swimming skills

  • Increase the amount of swimming endurance work undertaken whilst maintaining great stroke mechanics

  • Develop the swimmers for competing in a wider range of competitive swimming events

  • Prepare the swimmer towards achieving success at North District competitions.