Livingston & District Dolphins ASC
Livingston & District Dolphins ASC - Training & Classes

Dolphins Swim School 

The Dolphins Swim School is the main feeder into the LDD Development Club Structure. At the Dolphins Swim School our belief is that everyone can swim. We try our best to ensure our lessons are inclusive for everyone, irrespective of ability.

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Rainbow Squad

The clubs competitive disability squad is known as the Rainbow Squad.  This squad benefits from additional pool side coaching resource with helpers in the water, where required, with the swimmers. 

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Bronze Squad 

This is the first squad on the LDD competitive pathway. Swimmers are introduced to a more competitive swimming training plan.

Swimmers in Bronze Squad will be offered 2 swimming sessions per week, including a technical session, and 1 x 45 minute land conditioning session.

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Silver Squad 

Once swimmers have completed all the requirements and criteria of Club Ready they will be considered fro movement to Silver Squad.

Swimmers in Silver Squad will be offered 3 sessions per week and 1 x 45 minute land conditioning session.

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Gold Squad 

Once swimmers have completed all the requirements and criteria of Silver Squad they will then be considered for movement to Gold Squad.

Swimmers in Gold Squad will be expected to train and compete on a regular basis. Swimmers selected to swim in this squad will be offered 3 sessions per week and 1 x 45minute land conditioning session.

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Performance Squad

Swimmers are invited to join this squad by the lead coach. Swimmers will develop their skills to enable them to make the transition into the Swim West Lothian (SWL) Pathway and to further enhance their competitive swimming.

This squad will generally be comprised of swimmers aged 9 upwards according to ability with the main purpose of this squad being to support swimmers to achieve an agreed pathway in order to maximise their success.

Swimmers selected to swim in this squad will be offered 5 swimming sessions a week plus 1x45 minute land conditioning session and 1 additional 45-minute land training session for swimmers aged 13+.

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Club Squad

Swimmers in the Club Squad will typically have completed all the requirements of Gold Squad but do not want to progress into the SWL Pathway.

It is expected that swimmers in this squad will predominately be aged between 14-16 years of age, but there is no fixed limit. As well as continuing to train and compete in competitions swimmers will be encouraged to play an active part in the club’s future. This will include the opportunity to undertake poolside helper courses, lifesaving courses, timekeeping and teaching courses.

Swimmers in Club Squad will be offered 2 swimming sessions per week.

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