Pathway: Competitive

Age Guideline: 12/over

Training Venue: HKIS, Tai Tam & Wan Chai Swimming Pool

Lead Coach: Luke Wimbush   

Aim: To give competitive opportunities to swimmers who may be late developers in swimming, but still have good long term potential to transition into the performance squad and also to swimmers who are already performing competitively but may not wish to make the full commitment of a performance level swimmer. The environment will be created to enable all swimmers to improve and also be individual goal focused.


Squad Criteria:

  • Commitment to you own competition and training
  • To swim all strokes over all distances in competition and training
  • Execute good technique and drills across all four strokes
  • Complete 12x50 kick on 1.00
  • Perform 200m IM in under 3:00 and 200 Free under 2:40
  • Coaches discretion based on talent identification and long term potential.


Minimum Training Commitment: All swimmers must understand this is a competitive squad and a minimum of 4 sessions per week must be attended. In order to be considered for Performance you are required to attend 7 sessions per week.

Competitions: All swimmers in competitive are expected to regularly compete.

Target Competitions:

  • Target Cycle 1 Sep-Dec: RBSC Bangkok / QLD Swimming Championships 2019
  • Target Cycle 2 Jan-April: UWCSEA Dragons Den Invitational 2020
  • Target Cycle 3 April-July: Singapore National Open 2020

Other Competitions: HKASA Div 1, 2 Meets, Stingrays Timetrials, Dual Club, Stingrays Invitational

Equipment:  Kickboard, Pull Buoy, DMC Fins, StrokeMaker Paddles, YLON Snorkel, Band,, 2x Water bottles, Cap, Goggles, Swim Suit, Jump Rope, Mesh Bag, Land Training Mat and Foam Roller.


COMPETITIVE Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday  Friday  Saturday Sunday
AM             SESSIONS LAND 0545-0600         0545-0600             0645-0700 
POOL 0600-0730   0600-0730       0700-0900 

0900-1000 **Tai Tam**

PM             SESSIONS LAND 1515-1530 1515-1530   1515-1530 1515-1530    
POOL 1530-1700 1530-1700   1530-1700 1530-1700    
LAND GIRLS 1700-1800 BOYS 1700-1800   GIRLS 1700-1800 BOYS 1700-1800