Target Age Group 9/10

Hold a 200IM Time and a 400FC time

Hold the ASA Competitive Start Award

Be able to work off the ‘pace clock’

Demonstrate good lane discipline

Achieve the target performance times as determined by the Club Coach in conjunction with the IS Coach


A high level of competency in all starts , turns and finishes

Appreciate race tactics and pacing

Understand the concept of Stroke Rate and D.P.S.

Understand the concept of Heart Rate Training and able to take HR

High technical proficiency in all 4 strokes

Achievement of 2 County Qualifying Times (50 m+)

Meet the commitment Goals shown below


Attend a minimum of 3 sessions a week plus Land Training

Be available to represent the Club at Galas when selected

Enter ‘target’ Open Meets and enter the County Championships

Maintain a record of all PBs/Times and a Training Log Book

Those swimmers reaching relevant standards will attend a trial for Nova Centurion (County) Squad

*Allowance will be made for those swimmers who are part of the Nova Centurion Squad


All published entry levels are the minimum levels expected. Preference will always be given to swimmers with a proven ability to train at the required level, together with a high record of availability for Galas and commitment.

The Club Coach will have the final say in any promotion, demotion or dispute that may arise.

Swimmers should always achieve the required level of attainment before promotion.

All levels of attainment are only a guide to the syllabus taught in each group. In most groups, a whole range of skills/water-based activities are enjoyed including ASA awards, Time Trials, Club Galas, Stroke Clinics, Swimmer education lectures and all relevant aquatic skills