Development squad

training times

(Select up to two sessions)

Wednesday 5.30pm to 6.30pm or 6.30pm to 7.30pm

Thursday 5.00pm to 6.00pm.

Friday 6.00pm to 7.00pm

Swimmers must satisfy the following criteria to move onto the Development Squad.

Guidelines for Movement to Competitive Squad

  • Be able to Warm Up.
  • Able to use the pace clock.
  • Knowledge of importance of Drills.
  • Demonstrate acceptable competence of:
  • F/C Tumble turn
  • Back crawl turn
  • Throw away turn (Breast and Fly).
  • Underwater phase of turns (streamlined push off and correct kick underwater).
  • 100m front crawl - bilateral breathing, high elbow.
  • 100m back crawl – knowledge of bent arm pull. Correct start, finish and turns.
  • 50m breaststroke – legal stroke.
  • 25m Fly – correct timing of kick.
  • Competent sculling front and back.
  • Knowledge of IM and turns.
  • Knowledge of PB concept.
  • Swim 25m F/C without goggles, demonstrating ability to swim in control.
  • Demonstrate ability to swim designated Training Sets.
  • Typically - 10 X 50 F/C on 1.30.
  • 10 X 50 B/C on 1.40.

About Us

Kells Swimming Club. To foster and develop Swimming and other water related activities and its participants. To promote the development of physical, moral and social qualities associated with sport, within the participants.


  • Navan Road,
  • Gardenrath,
  • Kells,
  • Co. Meath
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