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

Development 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 be aimed at swimmers aged between 10 and 14 with the main purpose of preparing swimmers for the SWL Pathway.

Swimmers selected to swim in this squad will be offered 4 sessions a week plus 1 hour land conditioning.

Development Squad coaches is Lead Coach Graeme Torrance.


Swimmers in Development Squad will:

• Develop and improve stroke technique on all four competitive strokes
• Develop drill progression for all four competitive strokes
• Monitor training using times set by the coach and use of pace clock
• Perfect starts, turns and finishes including Individual Medley turns
• Undertake endurance and speed training to prepare for SWL Pathway
• Focus on technique, speed and skill development while building aerobic fitness
• Enter competitions identified by the coach and compete regularly as a representative of Livingston and District Dolphins
• Good lane discipline and good behaviour
• Punctual start times to all sessions
• Attend all sessions available including land conditioning on time. (e.g. acceptable attendance of 12 pool sessions out of 16 per 4 week period and 3 land sessions out of 4)
• Participate in Club Championships, Splash League and LDD Graded Meet
• Set goals and keep a logbook
• Learn and practice basic stretching techniques
• Take responsibility for training equipment required at each session which includes pull buoy, kickboard, fins, drinks bottle, cap and hand paddles
• Attain minimum requirements for entry into SWL Junior Performance Development (JPD) Squad
• Abide by the club's code of conduct

Development Squad - Training Time
Day Times Location
Tuesday 7.00pm - 9.00pm St Margaret's Academy
Wednesday 7.00pm - 9.00pm St Kentigerns Academy
Thursday 7.30pm - 9.00pm
James Young High School, Livingston
Friday 5.00pm - 6.00pm James Young High School, Livingston
Sunday 9:00am - 11:00am St Margaret's, Livingston
Development Squad - Monthly Fees
Payment Method Amount
Livingston & District Dolphins ASC