Langford Parent information page


Our Langford site looks after our swimmers who have gained 200m plus.  During
their time at this pool Le Mourier looks to develop a swimmers stamina, stroke
and skill levels to ASA Gold Challenge Award and for some the Honours Award
(White Hat)

As with all our venues there are eccentricities which we need to be aware of to make
the most of the time in the water.  This page details most of them which you will come
across from time to time at Langford and highlights specify dates for the diary 😉 M

Parking at Langford

The pool entrance is in the northern carpark opposite JCG. The carparks at Langford
are busy particularly on weekdays at 3.30.  Please arrive as early as possible.  After the
first couple of lessons the swimmers know their way around and will be able to come
in on their own where teachers will be on hand to great them.  Indeed on the first day Screen Shot 2015-04-23 at 11.08.40
we will be there to guide them

Where to go

Come in the front door, turn right and go through the white double doors and turn left
to the changing room doors on left.  Change in a cubicle and place items in a locker.  
Teachers will be on hand for the first few weeks to guide you.

What to bring

Each week swimmers will need their own

  • Goggles plus a spare pair if possible
  • Well fitted costume – no board shorts or bikinis please
  • Correct Le Mourier swimming hat (Blue, Orange, Silver, Gold)LO_UnderwaterBreath
  • Training fins – please call the office if you need to order some
  • Water for those which swim for an hour
    • Mesh Bag – to contain all their kit hygienically – again they can
      be ordered at the office
  • Please name all of their equipment

In any event if you have a query about kit please call the office

Criteria for the Awards & how we test

Here you can find a brief table detailing the requirements for the award the swimmers work towards

400m –
25m Fr/Cr & 25m Bk/Cr
within 30 minutes
800m –
50m Fr/Cr &
50m Bk/Cr
within 30 minutes
800m –
100m Fr/Cr &
100m Bk/Cr &
100m Br/Strk within 25 mins
1000m swim
500m freestyle
200m fr/cr &
200m bk/cr &
100m Br/Strk
within 20 mins
100m timed swim – record result
100m within 3mins
100m within 2mins 30 secs
Front to back layout
5m Under water swim through
Plunge dive – to correct standard
Plunge dive into timed swim
Competitive Start
3 min tread water
2 min tread water one hand behind back
3 min tread water – one hand up
Competitive Turn
Surface dives
Somersault – turns
Underwater swim through 5m during swim

Over the term we break down the awards and test the relevant sections of the awards.  The last and main test is the distance award which must be swum in correct strokes and technique and at a high standard.  This is the most demanding of the elements and we therefore prefer to test them on a separate occasion to ensure they are rested and fresh.  Invites will be sent to swimmers when they have completed the other tasks required and are considered ready to swim by their instructor.


Dates for the diary

Summer 201816th April to 10th July. Half Term will be 28th May to 2nd June inclusive.

Autumn 2018 – 17th September to 9th December Half Term 29th October to 4th November inclusive



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