Below are the regular training times for swimming at the club
Announcements of any changes to this are made via email and Facebook
We ask parents to bring their children into the pool building to make sure that the session is running as there
may be occasions when it is necessary to cancel a session at the last minute due to illness as an example.
It is important that swimmers arrive promptly for each sessions.
The club has a few holiday periods through the year:
July: Swimming at the Beacon stops for two weeks of July
Summer: Kirkcaldy Leisure Centre swimming halts over the school summer holidays
December: Christmas holiday period in line with the Beacon Leisure Centre closures
Only during term-time are Tuesday and Sunday swimmers in their 'proper' lanes,
determined by the ability of both times and stroke technique across all strokes.
All other sessions are an amalgamation of lanes and dependant on numbers attending.
Parents should be aware that the Club is only responsible for swimmers while they are on poolside. When the swimmers are in the changing room before and after the session, it is up to parents to ensure that their children's behaviour is appropriate.
Swimmers under 8 years of age must have a responsible adult within the swimming pool building during their entire session
Parents should not come on poolside during a swim session, please speak to the poolside volunteer at the end of the sessionion
Introduction to and development of the 4 competitive strokes and associated skills; diving, turning, sculling and streamlining etc.
Introduction to competing starts here, with swimmers encouraged to take part in our internal /friendly galas and if selected to take part in the Fife Novice League.
Session 2 - Further development and refining of all competitive strokes and associated skills, with an increase in the fitness element.
Swimmers will be encouraged to take part in internal/friendly galas and if selected take part in the Fife Novice & Fife League to represent their Club.
Swimmers may also take part in the occasional gala deemed an appropriate level for their ability to widen their experience.
Existing swimming strokes and skills continue to be built upon and consolidated. Introduction to an appropriate level of schedule training and linked skills, such as using the pace clock, following a schedule and introduction to pre/post stretching.
Swimmers within this squad should be striving towards obtaining East District qualifying times and/or qualifying times for the District Regional Programme (DRP).
Stroke refinement and development are brought into even more focus at this stage, with an increase in the appropriate level of schedule training and skill acquisition.
Swimmers should be striving towards obtaining or competing at an East District level meet or equivalent.
Masters - This squad is open to anyone over the age of 16 and its focus is fun and fitness. Stroke improvement and skill development is a key part of this squad and swimmers are encouraged to compete at Masters events should they so wish – this is a great environment for potential swimmers who wish to get fit(ter), compete, take part in open-water or triathlete/urban races.
Last Updated 16/04/2018