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Junior Development

'The difference in confidence my daughter had before joining Exeter Swimming and now, some 6 months later is hugely apparent in all she does. The sessions not only teach her to swim well, but also give her skills that she uses outside the pool, such as self-discipline and time mangagement. I couldn't recommend this swim programe highly enough' - Junior Development Parent

Lead Coach:  John Bishop

Assistant Coach: Vicky Grimwood; Lucy Mason



Advancing skills, techniques and overall athletic development with emphasis on progressing endurance and stamina ability with regular entry into competitive swimming events.


Squad Criteria:

  • Ability to swim all four strokes competitively legal, including;

    • Legal starts, turns and transitions;

    • Must have demonstrated ability to swim at following test-set level:

      • 10 x 100 FS with 2.30 turnaround time

      • 8 x 50 FS kick with 1.40 turnaround time

      • 4 x 100 IM on 2.30 turnaround time

  • Have ambitions to race at County/regional level and beyond;

  • Willingness to set personal goals (with guidance from coach )and work towards attaining them;

  • Ability to take on board constructive criticism, verbal instructions/directions and apply to stroke;


Training sessions:

Monday PM

Tuesday PM

Wednesday PM

Friday AM

Friday PM

Sunday PM

Recommended Practice Attendance: 

6 - 8 hours per week depending on age and ability and in discussion with coach.

Commitment Level:
Swimming should be one of many activities for the athlete. The swimmer should be team orientated in terms of spirit & attitude. They should be driven to succeed and prepared to work hard to achieve their goals. Swimmers are expected to enter any Devon Championships that they qualify for in conjunction with their coach’s wishes and to enter Devon Developments. 


Training focus:
Skills on all strokes, turns and starts

Endurance and stamina progression

100, 200 & 400 IM
100, and 200m on all strokes and 400/800 F/S


Recommended Competitions:
Devon Championships (9yr+), Devon Developments (9yr+), Level 1 – 3 meets, Southern Junior League and all local interclub swimming meets.


Equipment list:

Large water bottle, kick board, small pull buoy, fins, training snorkel , kit bag, two pairs of goggles and swim hat.


Swimmers also need a green Club swim hat and Club t-shirt for competitions. 

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