Join Caerphilly County Swim Squad

If you are thinking of joining Caerphilly County Swim Squad, you will need to meet the following assessment criteria.

Assessment Criteria

  • Swim continuously for 200m as 50m front crawl, 25m back crawl, 25m breaststroke x 2. (Alternatively -50 f/c, 50 b/c, 50Brst, 50 own choice.)
  • Perform more advanced teaching practices/ drills, i.e. use of boards and floats, single arm practices, part stroke practices.
  • Perform a basic front crawl tumble turn.
  • Perform a head first entry into the water from the side.
  • Perform a basic dolphin butterfly leg action with no flotation aids.
  • Climb unaided out of the water.
  • Perform basic sculling actions head first and feet first.
  • Perform correct push and glide skills on both back and front.
  • Show a basic understanding of the use of the pace clock.
  • Show an understanding of lane discipline, e.g. direction of swim, spacing, passing other swimmers, pace etc.

If you are interested in becoming a member of C squad and are currently doing Pre competition lessons, please feel free to have a chat with a member of the committee or coaching team of CCSS.

2 thoughts on “Join Caerphilly County Swim Squad”

  1. Please can I have some information.about how my daughter can join your swim club? She is currently in her advanced 1 class in bedwas. She can cover all the criteria above.

    Would she be able to join while I’m this stage of swimming lessons?

    1. Hi Crystal,

      We hold trials on a Friday evening at Caerphilly leisure centre.
      They take approx 15 minutes where we assess all 4 strokes, ability and water confidence and then give feedback.
      If this is something your daughter would like to do, please come any Friday at 6pm and speak with a=one of the coaching team.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s