Regional Development Group


Entry criteria          

At least one Qualifying time from the Age Group Entry Times and completing minimum attendance in previous group.

The aims of this squad are to produce swimmers with the technical ability and the aerobic background to advance to Senior National/International level competitive swimming.  The year will be divided into training cycles based around County, Regional and Summer National Competitions.

This group is a performance group based on Regional to National level performance and therefore requires a high level of commitment.  Swimmers will be expected to reach the minimum performance standards set twice yearly in order to remain in the group.  In the event of a number of swimmers failing to make the required performance standards for this group, the older swimmers will be moved to a more suitable group first giving the younger swimmers more time to achieve the standard.

Minimum attendance percentages are below but it is advised you attend all of the sessions if possible so that you receive the full training programme to give the swimmers a reasonable chance of achieving the performance standards.

          Minimum Attendance – 75% (average of 6 sessions per week)

You can check attendance percentages though the On Deck App.


Maximum Ages    

Females may stay in the group until 1 September of the year they turn 13 years of age provided they make the ongoing performance standards.

Males may stay in the group until 1 April of the year they turn 14 years of age provided they make the ongoing performance standards.


Performance Standards            

Performance standards must be met in order to remain in the group. (See Age Performance 2022/2023 Tab)

The highest ranking swimmers (GB rankings) of an appropriate age will be selected for promotion to Senior Squad


All ages are based on what age you will be on 31 Dec that year.

By choosing to accept a place in the group you are agreeing to all of the above criteria.  We have other groups available if you do not wish to make the above criteria.


Coach to Swimmer ratio    1:32


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