LACACS & NEW County Preparation Squads



  • 9 – 14 years old at the end of the year (talented 8 years old at Head Coach discretion, space permitting)


  • Must be within 20% of 4 EQTS or 20% of 2 and 10% of 1 EQT or 20% of 1 and 3 within 10% or any other combination that equates to 4


  • Must be able
    • To hold 20 x 100’s of 1.50/2.00 as a minimum (age dependent)
    • to achieve 5m on under water phases of all strokes as a minimum



  • Must be on poolside 15 minutes before sessions/competition warm up’s to complete a pre pool warm up


  • Must complete all sessions appropriately (from warm ups to swim downs) 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 the 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 5 external galas/competitions, excluding Club events which should also be swum within the season calendar


  • Must notify squad coach of any lengthy periods of missing practice due to injury/illness


  • Must hold all kit expected of the squad. (Kit list)



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