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Squads

Chester-le-Street ASC is a competitive club and our training programmes have been designed in order to help swimmers progress from absolute beginners all the way to national level competition.

It is worth noting that there are no age limits set against any of the squads and any movement of swimmers between squads will be solely at the coaches discretion.

It is important for parents to notify coaches if swimmers are going to be absent for any length of time. This is especially important for swimmers in the competitive squads.

Some swimmers are selected for further training with Swim England (at a county, regional and national level) and British Swimming on the UK level. Learn about Swim England Progression Routes for eligible swimmers or learn about these programs in Northumberland and Durham.

Interested in Joining? Get in touch with our membership secretary at membership@chesterlestreetasc.co.uk.


Performance Squads

Our performance squads are our top level squads, coached by our Head Coach Gary Renshaw and comprise of A & B1 squads.

Entry level is National or regional qualifying standard, with a minimum training commitment of 7 sessions across a 6 day training programme.

Training includes swimming, flexibility & stretching and metafit sessions. CrossFit sessions form part of the training programme, but are paid for separately.

Timetable

Monday

  • Chester-le-Street
    05:30 – 07:00
  • Castleview
    18:30 – 20:00

Tuesday

  • CrossFit
    17:30 – 18:30
  • Chester-le-Street
    19:00 – 21:00

Wednesday

  • Chester-le-Street
    05:30 – 07:00

Thursday

  • Chester-le-Street
    05:30 – 07:00
  • Chester-le-Street
    19:30 – 21:00

Friday

  • Metafit
    17:45 – 18:15
  • Chester-le-Street
    19:00 – 21:00

Saturday

  • Chester-le-Street
    07:00 – 08:45
  • CrossFit
    09:00 – 10:00

Sunday

  • Birtley
    14:00 – 16:00

Fees

  • Monthly Fee: £70.00 (including metafit)

Fees are payable monthly by standing order. Please could we ask that parents record the swimmer’s name as a reference against payments.

Gary Renshaw
Head Coach


Age Group Squads

Our B2 & B3 squads are our “Age Group Development” squads for swimmers who have achieved, or are aspiring to achieve county and regional qualifying times.

Both squads are coached by Lorraine Lawrence, with a minimum training commitment of 6 sessions for B2 swimmers and 5 sessions for B3, across a 6 day training programme. CrossFit sessions form part of the training programme, but are paid for separately.

B2 Timetable

Monday

  • Chester-le-Street
    05:30 – 07:00

Tuesday

  • Chester-le-Street
    19:00 – 21:00

Wednesday

  • CrossFit
    17:30 – 18:30

Thursday

  • Chester-le-Street
    05:30 – 07:00
  • Chester-le-Street
    18:00 – 19:30

Friday

  • Metafit
    18:15 – 18:45
  • Chester-le-Street
    19:00 – 21:00

Saturday

  • Chester-le-Street
    07:00 – 09:00

Sunday

  • Birtley
    14:00 – 16:00

B3 Timetable

Monday

  • Chester-le-Street
    05:30 – 07:00

Tuesday

  • Chester-le-Street
    19:00 – 21:00

Wednesday

  • CrossFit
    17:30 – 18:30

Thursday

  • Chester-le-Street
    05:30 – 07:30

Friday

  • Chester-le-Street
    17:00 – 18:00
  • Metafit
    18:15 – 18:45

Saturday

  • Chester-le-Street
    07:00 – 09:00

Sunday

  • Birtley
    14:00 – 16:00

Fees

  • B2 Monthly Fee: £65.00 (including metafit)
  • B3 Monthly Fee: £63.00 (including metafit)

Fees are payable monthly by standing order. Please could we ask that parents record the swimmer’s name as a reference against payments.

Lorraine Lawrence
B2/B3 Coach


Stroke Development Squads

Our stroke development squads are divided into three levels, progressing from E Squad through to C Squad, with focus on developing technique across the four strokes, general water skills and introducing our swimmers to competitive skills such as racing starts and turns.

Our stroke development coaches are Kevin Burns, Stephanie Trevisan and Vicki Piggott, assisted by a number of assistant and trainee coaches, who work closely with our youngsters.


C Squad Timetable

Monday

  • Chester-le-Street
    05:30 – 07:00

Tuesday

  • Chester-le-Street
    18:00 – 19:00

Friday

  • Chester-le-Street
    18:00 – 19:00

Sunday

  • Chester-le-Street
    15:30 – 17:00

D Squad Timetable

Tuesday

  • Chester-le-Street
    17:00 – 18:00

Friday

  • Chester-le-Street
    18:00 – 19:00

Sunday

  • Chester-le-Street
    15:30 – 17:00

E Squad Timetable

Tuesday

  • Chester-le-Street
    18:00 – 19:00

Sunday

  • Chester-le-Street
    16:00 – 17:00

Fees

  • C Squad Monthly Fee: £48.00
  • D Squad Monthly Fee: £38.00
  • E Squad Monthly Fee: £28.00

Fees are payable monthly by standing order. Please could we ask that parents record the swimmer’s name as a reference against payments.

Picture of Kevin Burns

Kevin Burns
C Squad Coach

Picture of Stephanie Trevisan

Stephanie Trevisan
D Squad Coach

Picture of Vicky Piggot

Vicky Piggot
E Squad Coach


Early Stroke Development Squads

Our teaching squads are split across three levels; Tadpoles, Frogs and Dolphins. These squads focus on early stroke development via a fun but structured programme.

Tadpoles Timetable

FridaySunday
PM19:00 – 19:3016:00 – 16:30

Frogs Timetable

FridaySunday
PM19:30 – 20:0016:30 – 17:00

Dolphins Timetable

FridaySunday
PM20:00 – 21:0015:30 – 16:00

Fees

  • Monthly Fee for all teaching squads: £28.00

Fees are payable monthly by standing order. Please could we ask that parents record the swimmer’s name as a reference against payments.