County Development Group


Entrance Criteria             

The swimmer must be training a minimum of three sessions per week before being promoted to this group. 

The swimmer must be competing at time trials and minor competitions.

The swimmer must be capable of swimming a 200 IM legally to ASA laws.

The swimmers will be selected for promotion to this group based on age, competition performance, attendance, training ability.


This is a transition group concentrating on the technique of the four strokes to improve co-ordination and aerobic endurance.  Swimmers will be prepared for County Age Groups and smaller open meets, interclub galas and club championships which they will be expected to compete in.


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.  Events looked at for promotion will include 400 free, 200 IM, and either 50s or 100s of the 4 strokes.  A willingness to compete in the 200s of the 4 strokes will also be looked at.


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

                               Males may stay in the group until Apr 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 years & Under              66%             average of 4 out of 6 sessions available.

10 yrs                              80%             average of 4.8 out of 6 sessions available.

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

You can check attendance percentages though 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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