Entrance Criteria   

The swimmer must be training an average of four sessions per week before being promoted to this group. 

The swimmer must be capable of swimming a 400 IM legally to ASA laws.

The swimmers will be selected for promotion to this group based on age, competition performance, attendance, training ability, talent, technical ability, attitude and parental commitment to the Barnet Programme including assisting at swim meets.  The best swimmers based on age in comparison to the group guide times for promotion to JAG will be accepted.

Group Description

This group aims to create swimmers which can perform all strokes, distances and events hence all swimmers will be trained for the 400 Individual Medley event and will be expected to compete in this event at every opportunity. 

All promotions are done where possible on times from licensed competitions.  All licensed times are on the British Swimming website/Rankings/Event rankings last 12 months, you then put in the event details, and the swimmers times and rankings will come up.  If you then click on the swimmers name all of the current PBs (personal bests) will come up.  This will help you fill out gala forms in future.  Swimmers must achieve one of the Jag to Age qualifying times to be promoted, if there are places available and no one has achieved the time the closest swimmer on times with full attendance will be promoted.


Females may stay in the group until 1 Sep of the year they turn 11 yrs.

Males may stay in this group until 1 Sep of the year they turn 12 yrs.

Minimum Sessions required         

8years            4 sessions/wk 

9 years           5 sessions/wk 

10/11 years    6 sessions/wk

12 years         6 sessions/wk


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


By accepting your position in the group you are agreeing to the above criteria


Coach to Swimmer ratio     1:36


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