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Swimmers in this squad are competing regularly at Level 1 meets and have met the standard to be a finalist in national events.  

Those at an Elite level would be likely to train for 13+ hours per week and be over the age of 12 years.



Technical ability and skills play the most important part at development level often overriding best times or placement in the training lane as speed will develop with the proper and consistent application of technique. 

Swim Wales

The focus of this squad is to develop and improve the stroke technique across all strokes using drills and introducing training sets.

It is anticipated that Development swimmers train up to 6 hours per week.

Sport Wales

Swimmers in this squad have undertaken a range of different training sets to improve the stroke technique and general conditioning. 

Those at Competitive level would be likely to train for 8+ hours per week.

For details of squad training times click HERE


British Swimming
Celtic Leisure

The coaching team is available poolside to discuss swimmers progress before and/or after training sessions.

Training sessions have been developed in line with criteria set by Swim Wales and are tailored to each individual's ability which is assessed by the coaching team according to an established development structure.


Movement between the squads is part of each swimmer's individual development and long term potential which is continually assessed by the coaches.

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Celtic Dolphins Swimming Club
Pontardawe Swimming Pool
King George V Park, Jones Street
 Pontardawe, SA8 4JE