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PNSC Squad Criteria

Academy Pathway

(Reviewed Quarterly)

The squad criteria is set by the Lead Coaches & Director of swimming. The criteria will be continually reviewed, and as the club progresses will be subject to change. 

The performance standards set within the Criteria document are merely targets to be achieved before being considered for squad movement. Other factors will be used by the coaching staff to assess whether a swimmer is ready to move squads. These will include perceived potential (as recognised by the Lead Coaches & Director of Swimming), training ability, technical ability, positive attitude, behaviour in training, attendance record and attendance at recommended competitions. The Director of swimming's decision on whether swimmers are displaying sufficient commitment to the programme will be final. The club reserves the right to move swimmers between squads on the recommendation of the Director of swimming.

 

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

Emma Mack (Red)

Ella Hamza (Blue)

 

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

Emma Mack, Peter Bealing & Ella Hamza

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