12 – 14 year olds at end of year (11 year olds are at coaches discretion)
Must hold either a RCT (Regional Consideration Time) or RQT (Regional Qualifying Time) obtained by 31st December 2019. However space permitting, swimmers that hold two times that are within 5% of RCT’s and are able to meet the training criteria, may be given the opportunity to train with the above squad at the coaches discretion but will be very closely monitored
Must attend 6 out of 9 sessions per week as a minimum
Must attend both land sessions available
Must be on poolside 15 minutes before sessions / competition warm up’s to complete a pre pool warm up (will be available on laminates at start of season)
Any swimmers arriving later than 10 minutes than the scheduled start time of each of the pool sessions will not be permitted to swim. Swimmers are required to arrive 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time to complete a warm up landside (unless reason is communicated in ample time to the squad coach, prior to the session) and therefore any more than 10 minutes after scheduled start time means the swimmer would be 25 minutes late.
Must complete all sessions appropriately (from warm up to swim downs all member’s in this squad are to complete all of the sets specified to the best of their ability in relation to the set) – swimmers are to complete all sets, should they be identified as getting out in middle of sessions, this will be notified and cause for concern as to the swimmers suitability to the squad.
Must remain after session for 10 minutes, in order to complete sufficient post pool stretches.
Must attend all stated competitions specific to the squad - with a minimum of 7 external competitions, excluding County / Region / Club events which should also be swum within the season calendar
Must hold all kit expected of the squad.
Must be able to hold 25 x 100’s of 1.35/1.45 as a minimum, age dependant
Must be able to achieve 8m on under water phases of all strokes as a minimum
Must notify squad coach of any lengthy periods of missing practice due to injury/illness