Information Swimming The minimum age for membership is five years. Each swimmer is placed in a group according to his/her ability. Non-swimmers and improvers begin in the teaching pool, as they progress through the learning stages the competent swimmers will be placed in the intermediate training group or the advanced level training group. Progression through the stages is determined by the teacher, based on achieving the standards in the ASA Learn to Swim Pathway The Club uses the ASA Learn to Swim Framework for stages 1-7. To understand the stages please use the following links Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Stage 6 Stage 7 For Stages 8-10 the ASA Aquatic Skills Framework is utilised. It is important to note that Swimmers make more progress if they attend regularly. It also ensures that we maintain our teacher/pupil ratios, manage the waiting list and promote group unity. Swimmers are asked to attend the same session(s) each week. Should you wish for your child to attend additional sessions or transfer to another session, please consult with your child's teacher. Water Polo Junior Waterpolo Radcliffe Junior Waterpolo teams are mixed teams of boys and girls, competing in U12s age groups! Juniors can play together until 31st December of the year in which they turn 12. After this you are more than welcome to join our U14s, U16s or Senior waterpolo squad. Players can start at 8 years old with ability to swim 200 metres. Those who cannot swim 200 metres can attend our swim sessions to quickly attain that standard! Senior Waterpolo The senior team now meet every Tuesday at Castle Leisure Centre Bury 8.30pm - 10pm. Radcliffe senior men’s team compete in both the Bolton and District League and Knock Out competitions and also the North Lancashire League. Everyone is welcome to come along and try the sport, but please note. It is a senior session, so not suitable for anyone under the age of 14. Mixed competitions, (male and females together) are not allowed under asa law for girls over the age of 15. While we do allow girls to train in with the seniors, they can not be members of our teams. If this affects you, but you are still interested in trying polo, please e-mail me and I can provide a list of clubs in the Manchester area with suitable teams. Radcliffe is a busy team with lots of fixtures so anyone interested in coming along will be very welcome.