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SAS is a composite team consisting of the four competitive swimming clubs in South Aberdeenshire, namely Banchory Beavers, Stonehaven, Upper Deeside and Westhill District. These 4 clubs, along with Garioch, formed the team in 1997 in order to provide the opportunity for those swimmers whose ambition and ability reached higher than the individual clubs could provide for, and to enable them to take part in National Competitions as part of a bigger team rather than the lonely trip as a few individuals. SAS also offers some additional training oppoprtunities for swimmers linked to the Club Squad Program.

In order to assist the swimmers along the pathway to success, SAS has four training squads.

Development Squad

Linked to South Aberdeenshire Silver level these swimmers will typically be aged between 10 & 11 years, these swimmers will be nominated for Development squad training by their coach. Development Squad Training is held at the Robert Gordons Sports Complex at Garthdee and is coached by Jim Cameron.

Junior Squad

Linked to South Aberdeenshire Gold level these swimmers will typically be aged between 11 & 13 years, these swimmers will be nominated for Junior squad by their coach. Junior Squad training for season 2013-2014 will take place at different venues and will be coached by Paula Turner.

Transitional Squad

Linked to South Aberdeenshire Platinum level these swimmers will typically be aged 13 years plus, these swimmers will be nominated for Transitional squad training by their coach. For those swimmers at the highest standards of Platinum level may also be offered some training with SAS Top Squad. These sessions will be coached by the Platinum coaching Team.

Top Squad

A fulltime training squad based at Westhill Swimming Pool this group is aimed at producing excellence and members are expected to make a total commitment to the achievement of high performance. Swimmers will be selected by Head Coach, Gary Paterson

Swimmers with the necessary commitment can make their way through these squads and reach as far in their chosen sport of swimming towards fulfilling their potential.