Assessment Week


The Assessment Week will commence from Monday 11th Oct until Saturday 16th Oct, followed by Club Night 17th Oct.

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During this Assessment Week ALL Groups will be assessed. The purpose of the assessment is to closely review the progress of each swimmer and measure them against the current criteria to ascertain if they have developed enough to move, either up or down the groups.

The Process

  • There are a number of assessments carried out by the coaches at each one of the training sessions during the Assessment Week. Obviously, the more sessions a swimmer attends, the better and more rounded the assessment will be for the swimmer, by the coaches.

  • The updated criteria attached below provides an outline of the minimum requirements that a swimmer must attain to be considered for a move upwards. These criteria are not the only consideration when the coaches discuss and agree any changes after this week.

  • Due to the lockdown, we have a very wide variation of skills and fitness within each Group, which the coaches are addressing. the more sessions a swimmer attends the quicker they will be able to get back to where they were.

  • As the swimmers develop and based upon historical data, the criteria are reviewed on a regular basis and dependent upon how the whole Assessment Week goes, adaptations may occur as part of the coaches’ discussion to ensure we develop the swimmers either for competition or just to maximise their potential.

  • At the end of the Assessment Week, the coaches sit down and discuss these results and agree any groups changes that may need to occur, either up or down.

  • Once the final discussions have occurred, the results will be posted on this website.

Parental Assistance - Deadline 14th Oct - Signup at (please logon first) -

To allow the coaches to focus on the assessments, it is extremely important that they are supported by volunteers on poolside. If the coaches are not supported, then the assessment cannot be carried out properly.

Therefore please sign up to help so the coaches can assess your swimmers, if we do not get enough volunteers then the coaches can't do a proper assessment and this will impact potentially your swimmer getting an all round assessment.

There are two roles where we need help, no experience needed, these are as follows;

  1. Marshals/Scribes - to ensure a smooth-running session, we need help in herding the swimmers, ensuring they understand what it is they need to do (based on the instructions given by the coach) as well as ensuring they start at the designated staggered times. They also take notes form the coaches.

  2. Timekeepers - most of the session will involve timed tasks, we need people to time these and collate the timings onto predefined sheets, as long as you can stop and start a stop watch and write the time down, that is all that is required.

None of these roles require and training or previous experience. If you are interested in helping, please use the Job Signup function associated to this event.

Once the coaches have reviewed the results from the week, we will publish the moves and changes before the end of the term, ready for the changes to occur at the start of the new term in Jan 22.

If the Head Coach feels that a swimmer far exceeds to current criteria for that Group, they may make the decision to move prior to Jan 22.

To sign up for Club Night for your swimmer and volunteer, please go


Current Criteria

Information Leaflet