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


Senior Squad


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

Swimmers in Senior Squad will be expected to train and compete on a regular basis.  Swimmers selected to swim in this squad will be offered 3 swimming sessions per week.


Swimmers in Senior Squad will:

  • Improve technique and skills development on all 4 competitive strokes
  • Improve stroke drill progression for all four competitive strokes, initially using fins
  • Improve Individual Medley swimming
  • Undertake endurance and speed training to prepare for next level
  • Introduction to an aerobic training program
  • Development of starts and correct turns on all 4 competitive strokes
  • Attend all sessions available including land conditioning on time. (e.g. acceptable attendance of 80% per month)
  • Enter competitions identified by the coach and compete regularly as a representative of Livingston and District Dolphins (Splash League, Forth Valley Junior League and Lothian Region Leagues)
  • Good lane discipline (correct intervals between swimmers, clockwise and anti clockwise) and good behaviour
  • Using pace clock and able to go off on set times
  • Have basic knowledge of rules of swimming
  • Have the right attitude to training and development of strokes
  • Have the right attitude to competitions
  • Punctual start times to all sessions
  • Introduction to basic stretching exercises
  • Participate in club championships and LDD Graded Meet
  • Abide by code of conduct
  • Have the correct training equipment that swimmers need for this squad. 

Squad Kit

Swimmers in Silver Squad will require the following kit.

Land Training:

  • Sports T-Shirt / Top
  • Sports shorts / leggings
  • Training Shoes
  • Water bottle

Pool Training:

  • Swimming costume (including spare pair)
  • Goggles (including spare pair)
  • Swimming cap (including spare pair)
  • Kickboard
  • Pull buoy
  • Fins
  • Swim snorkel (Front facing / Centre Snorkel)
  • Hand paddles
  • Water bottle
  • Towel (including spare / t-shirt, for test set sessions)
  • Pool shoes
  • Kit bag

Swimming Coach: Joe Walker:

Livingston & District Dolphins ASC