Gold Squad

GOLD SQUAD

Maximum water time: 6.5hrs

Minimum age: 10yrs plus

Squad Entry Criteria:

Swimmers must achieve at least one of following:

  1. Have a minimum of 4 NASA County Qualifying Times

  2. Have been identified as having potential to achieve future Regional Qualifying Times, based on aptitude and application.

  3. Ranked in the top 16 for their age group in the county in at least 1 event (age as 31/12 of the current year).

  4. Have been selected for the County Pathway

Squad Commitment:

  • Must attend a minimum of 3 out of 4 sessions per week (maintaining an attendance record of at least 66% throughout the season), not arriving late or leaving early.

  • Swimmers must have the commitment, desire and ability to train at the level of the group.

  • Swimmers must practice with a good attitude, working on all skills and turnaround times as directed by the squad coach.

  • Have the ability to complete land and swim based swimming sets efficiently.

  • Be committed to attending all team competitions and selected open meets (in order to gain qualifying entry times for County/Regional competitions), as agreed with the Squad Coach.

  • Be committed to attend all County and Regional Competitions they have qualified for.

  • Swimmers must demonstrate physical and mental maturity to be able to cope with the increased demands of this squad.

  • Swimmers and parents must show the right attitude and application in relation to attendance, standards of swimming and targets (e.g. completing and using PDPs)

Training equipment required:

  • Kick Board

  • Pull Buoy

  • Hand Paddles

  • Drink Bottles

GOLD PLUS 1 & 2

Maximum water time: 7.5hrs & 9hrs

Gold Plus 1 minimum age: 12 yrs plus

Gold Plus 2 minimum age: 13 yrs plus

Gold Plus (1) & (2) Squad for the 2019/20 season are primarily for swimmers who exceed the criteria for Gold, but have not met the criteria for Olympic Squad. All places will be reviewed periodically and any swimmer who fails to meet the required commitment to practice may be allocated a place in another squad. Gold Plus swimmers must demonstrate high attendance, commitment, aptitude and continual improvements in their performances. These swimmer will be invited to attend 1 - 2 extra training sessions.

Selection Criteria:

Swimmers must have achieved at least two of the following:

a) Have achieved a minimum of 7 NASA County Qualifying Times in a range of strokes.

b) Have been identified as having potential to achieve a future Regional Qualifying Time, based on aptitude and application.

c) Ranked in the top 12 for their age group in the county in at least 1 event (age as 31/12 of the current year)

d) Have been selected for the County Pathway or Regional Pathway

Squad Commitment:

  • Must attend a minimum of 4 out of 5 sessions per week (maintaining an average attendance record of at least 66% throughout the season), which should include at least one morning session, not arriving late or leaving early.

  • Swimmers must have the commitment, desire and ability to train at the level of the group.

  • Swimmers must practice with a good attitude, working on all skills and turnaround times as directed by the squad coach.

  • Have the ability to complete land and swim based swimming sets efficiently.

  • Be committed to attending all team competitions and selected open meets (in order to gain qualifying entry times for County/Regional competitions), as agreed with the Squad Coach.

  • Be committed to attend all County and Regional Competitions they have qualified for.

  • Swimmers must demonstrate physical and mental maturity to be able to cope with the increased demands of this squad.

  • Swimmers and parents must show the right attitude and application in relation to attendance, standards of swimming and targets (e.g. completing and using PDPs)

Training equipment required:

  • Kick Board

  • Pull Buoy

  • Hand Paddles

  • Drink Bottles