B Squad

Coach: Voitek Slusarczyk

Swimmer/Coach ratio is 30:1

Squad Rep: Leigh Jarrett

In B squad you will be working towards Essex County, London District and National Level qualification.

B Squad Training Times
Monday Abbs Cross School 5.30am to 7.30am
Abbs Cross School 6pm to 8.30pm (Land Training 6 to 7pm)
Abbs Cross School 5.30am to 7.30am
Beacontree Leisure Centre 5.30am – 7.00am
Friday Saphire Leisure Centre 6.30pm – 8.00pm
Saturday   Abbs Cross School 6.30am – 8.30am
Sunday Central Park Leisure Centre 5.30pm – 7.00pm

*Land training should not be used as a substitute for any swimming sessions but as an addition.

B Squad Entry Criteria:

  • A minimum of six sessions per week (more depending on age)
  • At least one of these sessions, preferably both, to be the Early Morning Training sessions, (Monday or Thursday)
  • To have achieved a County qualifying time the previous season in an event greater than 50-metre distance.
  • If a County qualifying time has not been achieved in the required distance, then at the coach’s discretion the ability and commitment to achieve one will be considered subject to space in the squad.


Unfortunately, there is no substitute for hard work and good technique and, to compete at the highest level, you need to train as often as possible.

The training provided in B squad is geared to helping you to achieve and to maximise your full potential whatever your level or standard.

There is no set limit on the number of sessions you can do in B squad. However, you are expected to do the early mornings as these give an indication of your commitment and what will be required if you want to succeed in the sport.

Training schedules and cycles are planned around the swimming season with particular swim meets in mind. If you fail to attend certain sessions you may miss some crucial aspects of the training cycle.

During peak periods of training you may start to feel tired. This is to be expected and the body will adapt to the increased intensity as you get fitter and stronger.

Avoid taking the easy option of missing a session you would normally attend in order to have a rest. This could have an adverse affect on what is trying to be achieved during that week or in that training cycle.If I think you need a break I will advise you or alternatively you are welcome to speak to me if you think you need a rest.