A Squad

Welcome to the A Squad section.  The A Squad train 6 days during a normal week, at Boldon Comprehensive School, Haven Point, Hebburn Central and Jarrow Pool in the evenings and at Hebburn Central and Haven Point for morning sessions.  For further squad details see below.

During school holidays the training timetable does vary, check the News section below for the latest information.

Squad News

  • Junior League 2023 - Team Selection

    Posted on Friday, June 16, 2023 in Junior League

    There will be a junior league selection next week for all squad swimmers age 9 by the 26th of November and 12 and under by the 31st of December. The session will be at Boldon 4.30-6.30pm. Any swimmers who usually train at Boldon on a Thursday and are not of junior league age, please attend Jarrow 6.45-8.15pm

  • Junior League 2023 - Team Selection

    Posted on Monday, April 10, 2023 in Junior League

    Click on more to view information on swimmers selected for the upcoming Junior League round on April 30th at Tynemouth

  • Junior League Team Final

    Posted on Sunday, September 11, 2022 in Junior League

    The junior league final will take place Sunday 18th September at Tynemouth pool. Please click more for details of the team selection and practice session.


Training Schedule
AM Type Coach Venue PM Type Coach Venue
5.30-7.30 Pool Lindsay Kinlen Jarrow
Tues 5.00-7.00 Pool Lindsay Kinlen Jarrow
Wed 5.30-7.30 Pool Lindsay Kinlen Shields
Thu 5.30-7.30* Pool Lindsay Kinlen Boldon
Fri 5.00-7.00 Pool Lindsay Kinlen Hebburn 5.00-7.00** Pool Lindsay Kinlen Hebburn
Sat 7.00-9.00 Pool Lindsay Kinlen Shields

Friday AM session 14&Over only (Younger swimmers by Coaches invitation)

*5.30-7.00 Under 14s

**Not Under 12s 

Note: During school holidays the training timetable does vary, check the News section above for the latest information.

Squad Coach

  •  Lindsay Kinlen (Head Coach)

Squad Rep

  • Karen Kirsop

Minimum Attendance Commitment

    There are up to 7 swimming sessions available for this squad.  Average % attendance must be maintained at above 80%.  There will also be a compulsory land training programme which all members of this squad must attend.  These set attendance levels must be adhered to. Morning training sessions are not optional.  Swimmers are required to swim at a minimum of 4 competitive galas per season.


    Work towards achieving goals set for the season

    Develop a high level of technical ability in all four strokes

    Build an aerobic base and introduce anaerobic energy system training

    Develop time management skills

    Work towards performing at County, Regional and National competitions  

    Equipment List

    Hat (+ spare)

    Goggles (+ spare)

    1 litre Water bottle

    Kick board

    Fins (small)

    Hand paddles

    Finger Paddles

    Pull Buoy


    Foam Roller

    Resistance Band

    Appropriate gym footwear and Club Kit (S&C)


    Full Club uniform MUST be worn at Swimmer of the Month presentations and for travel to and from all competitions


    Contact Details

    Please report non-attendance of training sessions by text, email, phone call or voicemail with reason to Lindsay Kinlen.

    Injuries need written info from physiotherapist – nature of the injury, possible cause, length of recovery time, limitations whilst in recovery, any exercises given for cure/prevention of recurrence.

    Last updated 03/01/2022