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PNSC Squad Criteria

Junior Pathway

(Reviewed Quarterly)

Junior Gold

Squad Objectives

  • Swimmers must have consistently high commitment to the training programme.
  • To enable them to continually develop and reach the selection criteria standard for promotion to Junior Competitive, which includes achieving test criteria and/or set target times.
  • Swimmers will aim to compete at the Hampshire  County Championships and all PNSC Meets.
  • Complete Swimming Club Award 4 / Working towards Swimming Club Awards 5 & 6

Lead Coach

Helen St John-Mosse

Land Training Coach

Tom Company

Pool Hours Available

7 hours

Land Training Hours Available

1 hour

Ages

Male 10 years to 13 years

Female 9 years to 12 years

Squad Entry Criteria

Attendance:

  • Consistently attending 75-100% of training sessions in previous squad
  • Consistently attending 75-100% of target competitions in previous squad
  • 100% commitment to team events (Inter club galas, County relays etc)

Performance:

  • Good technique on all 4 strokes as well as starts, turns, and finishes
  • A basic understanding of swimming at different intensities (easy, moderate, fast)
  • Proven ability and commitment to following a competitive training programme (swimmers, with parental support) 
  • Perform 2 x 100 individual medleys with a 60 second rest interval to ASA law
  • Perform 400m front crawl with a correct start and turns without stopping
  • 8 x 50 Timed Freestyle Kick On: 1:30

Attitude:

  • Has demonstrated a good level of dedication to the sport and attendance in previous squads
  • A desire to listen, learn & act upon coach feedback
  • A high level of self-motivation to improve
  • A positive mind set with growing ability to take personal responsibility for performances, attitude and attendance
  • A team player – polite, supportive, caring and empathetic

 

Consideration:

  • Lead Coach and Head Coach’s discretion. Swimmers assessed to have near term potential and or having longer term potential may be admitted or retained within a squad on a probationary period for 3 months. The swimmer must be able to show commitment and demonstrable progress towards the overall squad criteria.

Squad Training & Competition Criteria

Attendance:

  • Consistently attending 75-100% of training sessions

Performance:

  • High quality technique on all 4 strokes as well as starts, turns, finishes and relay takeovers
  • Good understanding of swimming at different intensities (easy, moderate, fast)
  • Has the ability and desire to achieve qualification for Hampshire County Championships
  • Proven ability and commitment to following a competitive training programme (swimmers, with parental support) 

Test sets:

  • Perform 4 x 100m front crawl on a turnaround time of 1:50
  • Perform 3 x 100m individual medleys on a 30-second rest interval to ASA Law 
  • Perform 2 x 100m front crawl kick with kickboard on a turnaround time of 2:30

Attitude:

  • To develop greater individual responsibility for swimming commitment and performance
  • To develop and improve knowledge around nutrition/hydration and its application during training and competition
  • To understand the importance of time management, healthy lifestyles & competition protocols
  • All athletes must display an attitude, commitment and lifestyle which indicates that competitive swimming is of a priority to them outside of academics
  • Athletes will be expected to take holidays at appropriate times in the year so not to disrupt training into key meets
  • Adherence to the PNSC Code of Conduct at all times

Squad Exit Criteria

  • Not meeting criteria – a move into either Intermediate Competitive or Club Squad
  • Exceeds performance levels – possibility for a move into Junior Competitive

Pathway

  • Not meeting criteria – a move into either Intermediate Competitive or Club Squad
  • Exceeds performance levels – possibility for a move into Junior Competitive

 

Junior Silver

Squad Objectives

  • Swimmers must have consistently high commitment to the training programme
  • To enable them to continually develop to reach the selection criteria standard for promotion to Junior Gold, which includes achieving test criteria and/or set target times.
  • Swimmers will be targeting the County Development meet, potentially County Relay Event and all PNSC Meets
  • Complete Swimming Club Award 3 / Working towards Swimming Club Award 4

Lead Coach

Sam Madden

Land Training Coach

Tom Company

Pool Hours Available

4 ½ hours

Land Training Hours Available

1 hour

Ages

Male 9 years to 12 years

Female 8 years to 11 years

Squad Entry Criteria

Attendance:

  • Consistently attending 75-100% of training sessions in previous squad
  • Consistently attending 75-100% of target competitions in previous squad
  • 100% commitment to team events (Inter club galas, County relays etc)

Performance:

  • A good technique on all 4 strokes
  • Good understanding of swimming at different intensities (easy, moderate, fast)
  • Has the ability and desire to achieve qualification for Hampshire County Championships
  • Proven ability and commitment to following a competitive training programme (swimmers, with parental support)
  • Achieved Swim England Competitive Start Award

Test sets:

  • Perform 4 x 100m front crawl on a turnaround time of 2:30
  • Perform 2 x 100 individual medleys with a 30 second rest interval  to ASA law
  • 8 x 50 Timed Freestyle Kick On: 1:45

Attitude:

  • Has demonstrated a good level of dedication to the sport and attendance in previous squads
  • A desire to listen, learn & act upon coach feedback
  • A high level of self-motivation to improve
  • A positive mind set with growing ability to take personal responsibility for performances, attitude and attendance
  • A team player – polite, supportive, caring and empathetic

Consideration:

  • Lead Coach and Head Coach’s discretion. Swimmers assessed to have near term potential and or having longer term potential may be admitted or retained within a squad on a probationary period for 3 months. The swimmer must be able to show commitment and demonstrable progress towards the overall squad criteria

Squad Training & Competition Criteria

Attendance:

  • Consistently attending 75-100% of training sessions

Performance:

  • Good technique on all 4 strokes as well as starts, turns, finishes and relay takeovers
  • Good understanding of swimming at different intensities (easy, moderate, fast)
  • Has the ability and desire to achieve qualification for Hampshire County Championships
  • Proven ability and commitment to following a competitive training programme (swimmers, with parental support)

Test Sets:

  • Perform 4 x 100m front crawl on a turnaround time of 2:30
  • Perform 2 x 100 individual medleys with a 30 second rest interval  to ASA law
  • 8 x 50 Timed Freestyle Kick On: 1:45

Attitude:

  • To develop greater individual responsibility for swimming commitment and performance
  • To develop and improve knowledge around nutrition/hydration and its application during training and competition
  • To understand the importance of time management, healthy lifestyles & competition protocols
  • All athletes must display an attitude, commitment and lifestyle which indicates that competitive swimming is of a priority to them outside of academics
  • Athletes will be expected to take holidays at appropriate times in the year so not to disrupt training into key meets
  • Adherence to the PNSC Code of Conduct at all times

Squad Exit Criteria

  • Unable to attain the relevant attendance, performance and attitude standards as set in the squad criteria
  • Consistently late to sessions without prior agreement
  • Training at other clubs or seeking additional coaching/technical sessions outside of the Lead Coaches planning or without their consent

Pathway

  • Not meeting criteria – a move into either Intermediate Competitive or Junior Club Squad
  • Exceeds performance levels – possibility for a move into Junior Gold

 

Junior Bronze

Squad Objectives

  • Swimmers must have consistently high commitment to the training programme
  • To enable them to continually develop to reach the selection criteria standard for promotion to Junior Silver, which includes achieving test criteria and/or set target times
  • Working towards Swimming Club Award 3

Lead Coach

Ella Hamza

Land Training Coach

Tom Company

Pool Hours Available

3 hours

Land Training Hours Available

1 hour

Ages

Male 8 years to 11 years

Female 8 years to 11 years (12 years considered)

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 Club Award 2
  • 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:

  • Lead Coach and Head Coach’s discretion. Swimmers assessed to have near term potential and or having longer term potential may be admitted or retained within a squad on a probationary period for 3 months. The swimmer must be able to show commitment and demonstrable progress towards the overall squad criteria

Squad Training & Competition Criteria

Attendance:

  • Consistently attending 75-100% of training sessions

Performance:

  • Good technique on all 4 strokes as well as starts, turns, finishes and relay takeovers
  • Good understanding of swimming at different intensities (easy, moderate, fast)
  • Has the ability and desire to achieve qualification for Hampshire County Championships
  • Proven ability and commitment to following a competitive training programme (swimmers, with parental support)
  • Work towards Competitive Start Award

 

Attitude:

  • To develop greater individual responsibility for swimming commitment and performance
  • To develop and improve knowledge around nutrition/hydration and its application during training and competition
  • To understand the importance of time management, healthy lifestyles & competition protocols
  • All athletes must display an attitude, commitment and lifestyle which indicates that competitive swimming is of a priority to them outside of academics
  • Athletes will be expected to take holidays at appropriate times in the year so not to disrupt training into key meets
  • Adherence to the PNSC Code of Conduct at all times

Squad Exit Criteria

  • Unable to attain the relevant attendance, performance and attitude standards as set in the squad criteria
  • Consistently late to sessions without prior agreement
  • Training at other clubs or seeking additional coaching/technical sessions outside of the Lead Coaches Planning or without their consent

Pathway

  • Not meeting criteria – a move into Junior Club Squad
  • Exceeds performance levels – possibility for a move into Junior Silver