Parent Information

If your child has been learning to swim and is keen to move on to competitive, Club swimming then we have a lot to offer.

As well as a putting our swimmers through a fun but rigorous training programme, our coaches aim to develop a real team spirit across all our squads. As a result the Club has a very friendly, family atmosphere and many lasting friendships are made not only amongst the swimmers but their families as well.

Arrange a Free Trial

If your child is aged 7 years plus and can swim at least one length of front crawl, breaststroke and backstroke, then the first step to joining is to arrange a free trial. You and your child will be invited to a training session where our Development Coach will watch your child swim and give them some basic instruction. You will receive feedback straight away as to whether your child is ready to join us.

To arrange a free trial, please email Lesley Inglis our Development Coach.

Initial Entry to the Club

Most swimmers start in our Pre-Development squad which trains on Thursday evening at Beeslack High School pool in Penicuik. In this squad, swimmers focus on learning correct technique and developing skills in all four strokes under the careful guidance of our qualified and highly experienced Development Coach, Lesley Inglis, and her team.

As swimmers improve and gain confidence, they are invited to attend occasional competitions where they can race against swimmers of similar abilities over appropriate distances.


After Pre-Development,  swimmers are invited to join the Development squad which trains twice weekly at Beeslack – Thursday evening and Sunday morning. Readiness to move between squads depends on a number of factors and these decisions are taken by our experienced coaches. Swimmers can also progress through our Bronze, Silver and Gold squads during their time with us, again at the discretion of our coaching team.


In our experience, the swimmers who make the most progress are those who attend training regularly, work hard and test their skills in competitions frequently. For that reason, we ask that all swimmers attend the majority of training sessions and make themselves available for competitions as often as possible.

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