Satellites is a competitive swimming club, operating in the Premier Division of the North West Arena League, that takes young swimmers of all levels, trains them and prepares them for competition at club, county, regional, national and even international level.
Satellites has an active lessons programme, operating on a Saturday and Sunday morning that both teaches children to swim and acts as a feeder to the competitive club for those with the desire and ability to take their swimming to the next level.
The competitive club operates a squad system that will take children from competitive development (1 hour per week) through to the performance squad (up to 19 hours per week). The swimmers are trained to further their technique, build fitness and develop their competitive abilities but are encouraged to balance this with other sporting activities where possible.
Satellites now has an Academy! Our Academy sessions are also available to some of our junior lessons swimmers and squad members. We offer our younger swimmers a chance to train in the specialist swim clinics which focus on stroke techniques as well as starts, turns and correct streamlining amongst other things. Please click on the Academy tab for more information.
As an ASA Hub Club we also provide assessment opportunities for anyone with a disability who is interested in getting involved with swimming. Within either our club or swimming lessons programme, swimmers with a disability are incorporated into the appropriate squad or class level in exactly the same way as our able bodied swimmers. There are very few disabilities that would not allow a swimmer to be included in regular club training programmes or lessons, and in these situations we would assess the individuals requirements.