Training Information

Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Skills 4:30-5:00pm 5:30-6:00pm
Minnows 5:00-6:00pm 6:00-7:15pm 7:30-8:45am
Blue Fins 7:15-8:45pm 7:15-8:45pm 7:30-8:45am 7:00-9:00am
(by coach
arrangement)
Jack Macks 8:00-9:15pm
Prestonpans
5:00-5:45pm
Land training
6:00-7:15pm
Swimming
6:00-7:30pm
Prestonpans
6:00-8:00pm
North Berwick
7:00-9:00am
Marlins 6:00-7:15pm 6:00-8:00pm
North Berwick
7:00-9:00am
ELST East Lothian Swim Team is a Composite Squad and as such have their own committee and website

Skills

Wed 4:30-5:00pm
Fri 5:30-6:00pm

Minnows

Wed: 5:00-6:00pm
Fri: 6:00-7:15pm
Sat: 7:30-8:45am

Blue Fins

Wed: 7:15-8:45pm
Fri: 7:15-8:45pm
Sat: 7:30-8:45pm
Sun: 7:00-9:00am (by coach arrangement)

Jack Macks

Tue: 8:00-9:15pm (Prestonpans)
Wed: 5:00-5:45pm (Land training)
Wed: 6:00-7:15pm (Swimming)
Thu: 6:00-7:30pm (Prestonpans)
Fri: 6:00-8:00pm (North Berwick)
Sun: 7:00-9:00am

Marlins

Wed: 6:00-7:15pm
Fri: 6:00-8:00pm (North Berwick)
Sun: 7:00-9:00am

ELST

East Lothian Swim Team is a Composite Squad and as such have their own committee and website.

(timetable subject to change)

Your swimming pathway

“Both my children come to the club for the friendships as much as for the swimming. To see them all support and encourage each other is very special”

HDASC Parent

Squads

 

Skills Squad (in partnership with Enjoy Leisure):

Head and Lead Coach:
Demi Borthwick

The Skills squad offers children an intermediate step between the learn-to-swim programs and our Minnows squad. The focus is on improving stamina and helping the swimmer become more confident in their ability. This squad is tailored to the children and will help improve their stroke technique and teach skills such as sculling, diving and turns, making swimmers ready to join our Minnows squad.

Squad 1: Minnows

Head and Lead Coach:
Demi Borthwick

Minnows focus on developing good technique in all strokes, learning new skills such as tumble turns and diving, introducing competition skills/experience and building stamina and fitness so that children become better, stronger, faster swimmers. Children in this squad are expected to attend at least 2 out of 3 available training sessions and to participate in competitions appropriate to their age/ability.

Squad 2: Blue Fins

Lead Coach:
Mitchell Anderson

Blue Fins focus on improving technique, fitness and stamina and further developing their competition skills and speed, participating in competitions suitable to their age and ability. Swimmers in this squad progress to attending all 3 of the available training sessions.
Once a certain level is achieved, swimmers will be invited to attend for additional training on Sunday mornings, known as “Blue Fins Extra”. Swimmers will then attend 4 sessions, working towards entry criteria for Jack Macks and with no set time scale, swimmers are only promoted when they meet the requirements for Jack Macks Squad.

Squad 3: Jack Macks

Lead Coach:
Andrew McKnight 

Jack Macks continue to work on technique, fitness and skills and is the main competition squad, aiming for East District level Competitions and potentially being selected for ELST. They usually train for 5 sessions, plus a land training session. 

Squad 4: Marlins

Lead Coach:
Andrew McKnight

Marlins squad is designed to enable swimmers to continue training and focus on technique and train alongside Jack Macks, without the requirement to compete. Swimmers can still compete but only when and if they choose. Swimmers join by arrangement with the Head Coach, from Blue fins, Jack Macks and ESLT, and are aged 11 and over. There are 3 available training sessions. Please note we have Master Swimmers who also train with this squad.

Squad 5: The East Lothian Swim Team ( ELST )

Head Coach:
Bruce Halloran

ELST is a composite team of swimmers from Haddington, Musselburgh and Tranent clubs. This squad consists of our most talented, committed swimmers who have the ability and ambition to train for, and compete at East District, Scottish National and British National levels. ELST has its own sub-groups and schedule, and swimmers train between 6-9 times a week depending on age/ability. Swimmers retain strong links with their home club, Haddington, competing for the Club at certain events and participating in social events.

Training Pool Locations