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Competitive swimming is a very popular sport, with a variety of distance races in butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke, freestyle, and individual medley. In addition to individual events, four swimmers can take part in either a freestyle or medley relay.

The Competitive Swimming section of Canvey Island Swimming Club offers a structured development programme, providing swimmers with the opportunity to develop their swimming skills and enable them to represent our Club at a competitive level.

Competition swimming is fun; it creates great team spirit and can be very rewarding. It involves a commitment to the training programme from the outset, from both parents and swimmers alike, to progress through the various squads, and it certainly helps keep children fit!

Swimmers can take part in competitions from the age of 9 and the Club regularly enters teams in both league and trophy competitions as well as local galas, Swim England Essex Championships, Swim England East Region Championships and also the Swim England National Events.

The swimmers are assessed regularly and subsequently placed in a group according to their ability. Platinum Squad, Gold Squad, Silver Squad, Bronze Squad and Cadets.

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