Livingston & District Dolphins ASC

Livingston & District Dolphins ASC

Welcome to the Livingston & District Dolphins ASC (Amateur Swimming Club) website. LDD has been awarded the Scottish Swimming Club of the Year Award 2014.

We are a community swimming club, based in Livingston. The club promotes swimming for all ages and abilities and offers lessons for non-swimmers and training for swimmers who are looking to improve their technique. Our members are from across West Lothian aged from 3+, to junior, through to Masters. The club supports the SWL Pathway and our competitive squads compete regularly in various competitions across Scotland.

Whatever your interest in swimming please do not hesitate to come along and see what we are all about. For more information contact lddsecretary@hotmail.co.uk

The future vision for our club is to continue to develop and improve so that we are a strong and competitive club. It is important that we achieve this within an enjoyable environment that allows all our swimmers of all ages to fulfil their potential in swimming. In doing this we want our swimmers to deliver high standards of performance and for the club to provide a quality service to all it's members.

Livingston & District Dolphins ASC - Training & Classes

Development Squad

Swimmers are invited to join this squad by the lead coach. Swimmers will develop their skills to enable them to make the transition into the Swim West Lothian (SWL) Pathway and to further enhance their competitive swimming.

This squad will be aimed at swimmers aged between 10 and 14 with the main purpose of preparing swimmers for the SWL Pathway.

Swimmers selected to swim in this squad will be offered 4 sessions a week plus 1 hour land conditioning.

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Club Squad

 Swimmers in the Club Squad will have completed all the requirements of Gold Squad but do not want to progress into the SWL Pathway.

It is expected that swimmers in this squad will predominately be aged between 14-17 years of age (swimmers aged 18 will progress to Masters). As well as continuing to train and compete in competitions swimmers will be encouraged to play an active part in the clubs future. This will include the opportunity to undertake poolside helper courses, life saving courses, timekeeping and teaching courses.

Swimmers in Club Squad will be offered 3 sessions per week and Land Training.

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Gold Squad 

Once swimmers have completed all the requirements and criteria of Silver Squad they will then be considered for movement to Gold Squad.

Swimmers in Gold Squad will be expected to train and compete on a regular basis. Swimmers selected to swim in this squad will be offered 3 sessions per week and 1 hour land conditioning.

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Silver Squad 

Once swimmers have completed all the requirements and criteria of Club Ready they will be considered fro movement to Silver Squad.

Swimmers in Silver Squad will be offered 3 sessions per week and 1 hour land conditioning.

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Club Ready 

This is the first squad on the LDD competitive pathway. Swimmers are introduced to a more competitive swimming training plan.

Swimmers in Club Ready will be offered 2 sessions per week and also a land conditioning and technical session.

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Dolphins Swim School 

The Dolphins Swim School is the main feeder into the LDD Development Club Structure. At the Dolphins Swim School our belief is that everyone can swim. We try our best to ensure our lessons are inclusive for everyone, irrespective of ability.

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Rainbow Squad

The clubs competitive disability squad is known as the Rainbow Squad.  This squad benefits from additional pool side coaching resource with helpers in the water, where required, with the swimmers. 

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Livingston & District Dolphins ASC