Scotia ASC is a competitive swimming club that aims to promote and manage teaching, knowledge and practice of speed swimming. It is a non-profit organisation that is run by parent-volunteers who coordinate the club activities. The Junior Dolphins coaches are accredited swimming instructors who coach on a voluntary basis.
Junior Dolphins is the early development squad which provides a bridge for swimmers looking to progress from a learn to swim programme to a competitive environment. Swimmers will train on refining all four strokes in addition to building further skills like diving from the blocks, tumble turns and underwater push-offs.
Swimmers are usually between the ages of 6-12 and they train twice a week for 45 minutes. Contrary to popular belief…. swimming is not all about getting up at the crack of dawn! Junior dolphins training sessions are on Wednesday and Sunday evenings (and none of our squads currently train early in the morning more than once a week!).
The squad is made up of three lanes in the 25m pool, and usually has a coach supervising each lane to provide constant feedback and encouragement throughout the session. This also allows the coaching team to tailor sets for each lane individually to better suit the needs of swimmers as required. Junior dolphins enjoy taking part in time trials and some swimmers may be invited to participate in the annual Clyde Coast Mini League Competition.
Entry into Junior Dolphins is subject to a trial which is held when spaces are available. If you’re interested in having a trial with us, go to the “contact us” page and complete the form and we will add you to the waiting list for our next trial.
Children starting Junior Dolphins are not required to have any specialised kit, but they are welcome to bring their own kickboard. A Scotia branded cap will be provided for free upon joining the club, and further caps can be purchased from the club shop via the portal.
Standard kit for swimmers is:
- Appropriate swimwear ie. jammers (not baggy shorts) or a one-piece swimming costume
- Training goggles that do not cover the nose.
- A swimming cap
- A spare cap and a spare pair of goggles
Debbie Crawford, Lauren Taylor and Alyssa Martin
Training Dates 2022
May Training Dates – 1st, 4th, 8th, 11th, 15th, 18th, 22nd, 25th & 29th
June Training Dates – 1st, 5th, 8th, 12th, 15th, 19th, 22nd