Club Structure

Teaching Groups

We have a highly organised programme to teach our younger children to be strong all round swimmers based on the ASA National Teaching Plan. There are elevn grades of progress: Learner grade 3 and Grades 1 to Grade 9, plus ‘Talent ID’. This final grade prepares the talented swimmers for their progress into the Squads.

Squad Swimming

Although already a proven successful competitive squad, the Marlins have room for all those who love swimming – whether competing or not.

Competitive Squads

Those swimmers who want to compete and who can make the commitment move through the County Development, County, Regional and, finally, National squads, which nurtures talent and takes swimmers up to County, Regional, National levels and beyond.

Training Squads

Those who cannot or do not want to make a full commitment that is required of the ‘competitive’ squads, or who just want to swim to keep fit, have the option of swimming in the Training Squads. These provide a progressive training programme from Training 4 up to Training 1 and swimmers still have opportunities to compete.

To learn more about squad requirements and commitments please read the Squad Overview.

Masters Swimming

Those aged 19 or over and still wish to continue swimming have the option of swimming in our Masters section. This is a very popular club for adults of all ages and abilities, with tailored teaching sessions for those learning to swim and squad coaching for our competitve Masters.

The Mid-Sussex Marlins Masters section is proud to have British, European and World Record holders and champions amongst its swimmers.

Disability Swimming

Having a disability is certainly no barrier to becoming a successful swimmer and we have many talented people in our disability section. We have two squads called Starfish (based at the Dolphin, Haywards Heath) and Dolphins (based at the Triangle, Burgess Hill).

Water Polo

It’s not all swimming! We have a talented squad of players of all ages. Water polo is a great sport to play. It builds fitness, team spirit and is a thoroughly enjoyable game to play by anyone. The Marlins have a very successful Women’s team, in particular, who compete in the National Women’s Water Polo League.