County/Regional Development Group


Entrance Criteria              

The swimmer must be making the minimum attendance criteria in the previous group before being promoted to this group. 

The swimmer must have achieved at least one of the JAG entry times before being promoted.

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.

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, if no Licensed times are available then time trial results will be used.  All licensed times are on the British Swimming website/Rankings/Event rankings last 12 months.

Swimmers must achieve at least one of the Age Group entry times and be completing the minimum attendance criteria to be promoted to age group. If there are places available and no one has achieved the time, the closest swimmer on times with full attendance will be promoted.

IMPORTANT - Time Standards for promotion can be found on the Age Group Entry Times Tab.


Maximum Ages -  

Females may stay in the group until 31 December of the year they turn 11 yrs.

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


Minimum attendance percentages are below but it is advised you attend all of the sessions so that you receive the full training programme.

9 & Under              75%             average of 4.5 out of 6 sessions available.

10 & Over              92%             average of 5.5 out of 6 sessions available.

You can check attendance percentages through the On Deck App.

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     1:36


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