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Star Groups & Rising Stars Performance

Star Groups and Rising Stars

 Entrance Criteria

Group

Min. Weekly Session Commitment

Typical Age

Typical Squad Capacity

Performance Criteria for Squad Entry

All criteria must be achieved to move into each of the Star Groups 

Bronze

1

6 - 9

16

  •   Perform 25m of Basic Freestyle, Back stroke & Breast-stroke (correct leg kick)
  •   Perform a butterfly leg kick action
  •   Perform a forwards and backwards tucked roll
  •   Jump or Dive into deep water

Silver

1

6 - 10

27
  •  To be able to swim 50m of Front-crawl, Back stroke, Breast-stroke and 25m Butterfly showing basic turn technique.

Gold

2

7 - 11

27

  •   To have achieved 3 x PSC C Standard Pace Awards in 50m events
  •   To have achieved a time in 200m Freestyle
    •   To have achieved a time in 100m IM demonstrating 4 legal strokes and correct basic IM turns technique
Rising Stars 4 9 - 11 27
  1. To have achieved 3 x ASA South West Regional qualifying times for the forthcoming season in events of 100m or above
  2. To have achieved 2 x ASA South West Regional qualifying times for the forthcoming season in events of 100m or above
  3. To have achieved 1 x ASA South West Regional qualifying times for the forthcoming season in events of 100m or above
  4. To have achieved 3 x ASA South West Regional consideration times for the forthcoming season in events of 100m or above
  5. To have achieved 2 x ASA South West Regional consideration times for the forthcoming season in events of 100m or above
  6. To have achieved 1 x ASA South West Regional consideration times for the forth coming season in events of 100m or above
  7. To have achieved 3 x ASA Dorset County Championships qualifying times for the forthcoming season in events 100m or above
  8. To have achieved 2 x ASA Dorset County Championships qualifying times for the forthcoming season in events of 100m or above
  9. To have achieved 1 x ASA Dorset County Championships qualifying times for the forthcoming season in events of 100m or above
  10. To have achieved 3 x ASA Dorset County Championships consideration times for the forthcoming season in events of 100m or above
  11. To have achieved 2 x ASA Dorset County Championships consideration times for the forthcoming season in events of 100m or above
  12. To have achieved 3 x PSC A Standard Pace Awards in events of 100m or above (To include 200 IM)
  13. To have achieved 2 x PSC A Standard Pace Awards in events of 100m or above (To include 200 IM)
  14. To have achieved 3 x PSC B Standard Pace Awards in events of 100m or above (To include 200 IM)
  15. To have achieved 2 x PSC B Standard Pace Awards in events of 100m or above (To include 200 IM) 

Annual Competitive Commitments 

Bronze, Silver and Gold Star will be available to compete in the following events / leagues. (See Calendar on Website);

  • Poole Swimming Club Styles Gala
  • PSC Level 4 Time Trials
  • PSC Level 4 Club Championships
  • ASA Dorset Novice League (selection)
  • ASA Dorset Graded Meet (min. age 9, upper cut of times)

Rising Star Groups swimmers must be available to compete in the following:

  • PSC Level 4 Time Trials
  • PSC Level 4 Club Championships
  • Southern Junior League (selection)
  • National Arena League (selection)
  • ASA Dorset Novice League (selection)
  • ASA Dorset County Championships (qualifying times) including Relays
  • ASA Dorset Development Meet (qualifying times)
  • ASA Dorset Graded Meet (min. age 9, upper cut off times)
  • ASA South West Relay Competition (selection)
  • ASA South West Regional Age Group Championships
  • Min and End of Cycle Open Meets as directed by Coach.

  Squad Fees

All squad fees can be found on our Club Fees page

 Training Times & Equipment

Rising Stars and Star Groups' training times together with a summary equipment guide can be found on our Club Training Timetable page.

For a full equipment guide for Rising Stars Performance, please see the attached:  Full Equipment Guide

For a full equipment guide for Bronze, Silver and Gold Star Groups, please see the attached:   Full Equipment Guide