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PNSC Squad Criteria

Academy Pathway

(Reviewed Quarterly)

 

 

Academy Bronze

Squad Objectives

To Develop legal strokes and skills, to include the full stroke of Frontcrawl, Backstroke and the kick of Butterfly and Breaststroke. Working towards Swimming Club Award 1

Coaches

Abbey Vear

Emma Mack

 

Land Training Coach

N/A

Pool Hours Available

1 x 45 min session per week

Land Training Hours Available

N/A

Ages (Based at the 31st December each year)

7-9 years

Squad Entry criteria

Attendance:

  • To attend as many sessions as possible to maximise progress

Performance:

  • To have achieved a minimum of stage 5 of the National Plan for teaching Swimming (NPTS)
  • If the above hasn’t been completed, then to be referred by a Level 2 Swimming teacher as being competent.

Attitude:

  • To be able to demonstrate a willingness to learn new skills
  • A strong desire to improve on current skills and technique
  • A team player – polite, supportive, caring and empathetic

Consideration:

  • Can access this training after completing a trial session, by one of the club’s coaches.

Squad Exit Criteria

  • Unable to attain the relevant attendance, performance and attitude standards as set in the squad criteria.
  • Consistently late to sessions without agreement

Pathway

  • Meeting the criteria - transition to Academy Silver

 

Academy Silver

Squad Objectives

To Develop legal strokes and skills, to include the full stroke of Frontcrawl, Backstroke and the kick of Butterfly and Breaststroke.  To complete Swimming Club Award 1

Coaches

Abbey Vear & Emma Mack

Land Training Coach

N/A

Pool Hours Available

2 x 45 min sessions per week

Land Training Hours Available

N/A

Ages (Based at the 31st December each year)

7-9 years

Squad Entry criteria

Attendance:

  • To attend as many sessions as possible to maximise progress

Performance:

  • To have achieved a minimum of stage 6 of the National Plan for teaching Swimming (NPTS) and or Swim Award 1
  • If the above hasn’t been completed, then to be referred by a Level 2 Swimming teacher as being competent.
  • Working towards Swim England Preliminary Competitive Start Award

Attitude:

  • To be able to demonstrate a willingness to learn new skills
  • A strong desire to improve on current skills and technique
  • A team player – polite, supportive, caring and empathetic

Consideration:

  • Can access this training after completing a trial session, by one of the club’s coaches.

Squad Exit Criteria

  • Unable to attain the relevant attendance, performance and attitude standards as set in the squad criteria.
  • Consistently late to sessions without agreement

Pathway

  • Meeting the criteria - transition to Academy Gold

 

Academy Gold

Squad Objectives

To Develop legal strokes and skills,  Complete Swimming Club Award 2

Coaches

Lee Baldwin

Land Training Coach

N/A

Pool Hours Available

2 x 1-hour sessions per week

Land Training Hours Available

N/A

Ages (Based at the 31st December each year)

7-10 years

Squad Entry Criteria

Attendance:

  • To attend as many sessions as possible to maximise progress

Performance:

  • To have achieved a minimum of stage 7 of the National Plan for teaching Swimming (NPTS) and or Swim Award 2
  • If the above hasn’t been completed, then to be referred by a Level 2 Swimming teacher as being competent
  • Working towards Swim England Preliminary Competitive Start Award

Attitude:

  • To be able to demonstrate a willingness to learn new skills
  • A strong desire to improve on current skills and technique
  • A team player – polite, supportive, caring and empathetic

Consideration:

  • Can access this training after completing a trial session, by one of the club’s coaches.

Squad Exit Criteria

  • Unable to attain the relevant attendance, performance and attitude standards as set in the squad criteria.
  • Consistently late to sessions without agreement

Pathway

  • Meeting the criteria - transition to Junior Bronze