SENIOR SQUAD              

Entry and Ongoing Criteria

Top 30 British Ranking in qualification window each year.

Top 24 British Ranking in 800/1500 events.

Ages of Rankings 13yrs, 14yrs, 15yrs, 16yrs, 17yrs, 18yrs, 19yrs.

Senior International Representation at World Level i.e Commonwealth Games, World Championships, Olympic Games for any country.

Additional Criteria          

Selection will also be based on the following factors –

Age, technical ability, attitude, psychological and physical maturity, following the recommended attendance set by the age group coach, work ethic, commitment to programme, long term potential, parental commitment and full support of the Barnet Copthall programme including assisting with BCSC events, ability to fit into the senior group physically and socially and ability to work with the Chief Coach.

Group Description

The aims of this squad are to coach swimmers to National and International level competitions.  The training year will be based around these competitions.  This will require a high level of commitment by the swimmer to the programme set by the Chief Coach; attendance will be a minimum of 8 sessions per week, sprinters may be given a different set number of sessions to attend.  The group will be divided into smaller training groups in order to cater for the individual needs of the swimmer.  All swimmers in this group must be able to train off senior swim/rest times on Freestyle, Main Stroke, Individual Medley and Kick.   Swimmers that have been selected to swim internationally at Senior level for a country other than Great Britain will be given a place in the group as long as they show full commitment to the programme, meet the above criteria and continue to improve on a yearly basis.  In the event of a number of swimmers failing to make the performance standards for this group, the older swimmers will be removed from the group first giving the younger swimmers more time to achieve the standard.


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   1:24

AUG 21