Advanced B is our second Development Squad for swimmers and is where swimmers move into after leaving Advanced A. Entry to this squad is on completion of NPTS Stage 7 or equivalent. In this squad swimmers will continue to develop and reinforce efficient technique, swim skills and basic race experience, building up endurance and intensity of training. Swimmers in this squad swim three times a week in King Charles I School Pool and are encouraged to enter our Club Championships and also ASA Licensed Open Meets including our own Wyre Forest Christmas County Qualifier held in December of each year. Swimmers move to Progression from this group.
Swimmers in Advanced B swim three times per week as specified in our session times here.
Teachers and Coaches
Advanced B is led by Brian McGuiness.
Swimmers in this group are encouraged to attend all Swimmer's Code of Conduct and make themselves available for selection to the League Competitions as appropriate. All swimmers in this squad are encouraged to enter all 50m events, at least two 100m events and the 200m Individual Medley races in the Club Championships held in the autumn.
ASA Key Stages
The ASA Stages 8 and 9 are taught in this Squad.
All swimmers ideally should be in posession of:
- A blank WFSC Swim Hat
- A named WFSC Swim Hat (can be obtained from the Club Shop)
- Two pairs of Goggles (one spare)
- Proper swimming trunks or costume, no baggy shorts.
- A pullbuoy
- A kick board
- Water bottle
All swimmers should be on poolside ready to begin training at the designated squad times with hat on, goggle on, ready for instructions by the teacher or coach. The Swimmer's Code of Conduct can be found here.
Parents are encouraged to stay and watch their swimmers in this group. The teacher or coach may approach you for help in dealing with any issues, goggle, hat etc, but please do not do the following:
- Go up to poolside to speak to your child without first speaking to the teacher or coach.
- Attempt to teach/coach your child from poolside yourself. If you wish to help out teaching and coaching please speak to us first.
- Distract the teacher or coach by attempting to engage them in conversation about your swimmer(s) during the lesson.
If you have specific questions or wish to discuss your child's progress, please wait until after the session to arrange a mutually agreeable time and place. The Parent's Code of Conduct can be found here.