] Frequently Asked Questions. - Hertsmere Flyers

Frequently Asked Questions.

  1. What is the entry ability to join the Flyers?
  2. How many times a week does the club train?
  3. How much does it cost to join the Flyers?
  4. What age do you have to be to join the club?
  5. What age do you have to be to do open galas?
  6. Do I need to discuss what swims to compete in at open galas with the coach?
  7. How many swim in a lane each session?.
  8. How many sessions am I expected to swim in a week?
  9. Do the Flyers swim through school holidays?
  10. Can I leave my child at the pool, alone during their training session?

1. What is the entry ability to join the Flyers?

To join the club a swimmer needs to be competent in swimming 25 meters in each of the 3 main strokes.

2. How many times a week does the club train?

The club has training sessions on 6 days of the week.

3. How much does it cost to join the Flyers?

To join the Flyers there is a £15 joining fee, a yearly Amateur Swimming Association fee which gives you your insurance cover. This varies from £10.25 to £23.50 depending on the level of swimmer. Finally when the coach has decided which group you are in a monthly fee will relate to the pool time allocated to the group.

4. What age do you have to be to join the club?

There is no minimum age just a competence level as specified above.

5. What age do you have to be to do open galas?

Open galas are for 9 years old and over, but they do have entry times set to all events.

6. Do I need to discuss what swims to compete in at open galas with the coach?

It is always advisable to discuss your choice of swims for any gala with the coach.

7. How many swim in a lane each session?.

The maximum number in any one lane would depend on the age group swimming in it. As a rough guide 8-13 would be the norm.

8. How many sessions am I expected to swim in a week?

You would be advised to swim as many as you can to get the maximum out of your membership. The group you are allocated will give you lane time on your ability, 2 sessions would be a minimum you would be encouraged to do.

9. Do the Flyers swim through school holidays?

The Flyers swim all year round generally. However we dont swim on Public and Bank Holidays.

If the program changes such as at Christmas or during the summer school holidays we will send out a holiday timetable via email and post it on the website news page.

10. Can I leave my child at the pool, alone during their training session?

Children under the age of 8 must have an adult present all the time; those over 8 are the responsibility of the parent when out of the water.