Team Bath AS Performance Swimming Programme

Team Bath AS Performance Swimming Programme

This page contains information on the criteria for joining the Team Bath AS Performance Swimming squads: Performance, Potential and Transition.

Coaches have the discretion to accept swimmers who have not achieved these standards based on their attitude to training, attendance and readiness to develop.

Swimmers must adhere to the Code of Conduct for Swimmers.

Achievements will be reviewed at various points during the season.

Reviews with the appropriate coach will be arranged for those entering the Performance Swimming Programme.

FINA points tables are available for 01/01/2021-31/12/2021.

Swimmers can see their individual FINA points for the past 12 months.

Somerset County Championship and Swim England South West Championship Regional Qualification times will be published on the Team Bath AS website.

All squads have a maximum number of places available, which can affect squad moves.

Coaches may discuss exit options with any swimmers who no longer wish to remain in a squad or cannot meet the squad criteria.

Consideration in any decision will be given to growth, personal development, illness or injury, and other extenuating circumstances.

Performance Squad

Focus: British Championships, British Summer Championships, Home National Championships, and Regional Finalists.

Swimmers' age: swimmers who were considered Youth swimmers in the 2018-2019 season.

Performance criteria: achieved either British Championships qualification, British Summer Championships qualification, Home National Championships qualification, Swim England South West Regional Finalists, or FINA points shown below in Long Course licensed meets based on age at the end of the year.

Squad entry at age 15: must have qualified based on events of 200m, 400m, 800m, and 1500m (long course only).

Squad entry at age 16 or above:  entry into the squad may be based on 50m, and 100m events with the FINA points shown (long course only).

Female Male
Age FINA points Age FINA points
17+ 675 18 650
16 650 17 625
15 625 16 575
    15 550

Note: swimmers allocated to this squad who have not already achieved these targets will have until the end of December, when a review will take place. If progress has been made, then swimmers will be able to remain in the squad until the end of the season, at which point another review will take place.

Performance timetable

Note: please be on the deck 15 mins before the start of your swim time.

Day Morning session time Evening session time
Monday   17:30 to 19:30 (pool)
Tuesday 06:00 to 08:00 (pool) 18:00 to 19:00 (pool)
Wednesday 06:00 to 07:45 (pool)  
Thursday 06:15 to 08:00

18:00 to 19:00 (pool)

19:00 - 20:00 (land)

Friday  

18:00 to 20:00 (pool)

Saturday 08:45 to 10:15 (land) 10:30 to 12:30 (pool)
Sunday OFF OFF

Note: this is the general training pattern  there may be occasions when we have to change the training times due to the availability of the pool.

Pre-pool exercises start 10 and 20 minutes before the indicated swim training times above for morning and evening training, respectively. Swimmers are expected to be changed and ready to start these on time.

Potential Squad

The Potential Squad is for aspiring age group performance swimmers.

Focus: British Qualifiers, Finalists/English National Qualifiers plus Regional Qualifiers  ACHIEVING or ASPIRING.

Swimmers' age:  swimmers who would be considered Age group swimmers in the 2021-2022 season.

Performance criteria: achieved British Championships qualification, British Summer Championships qualification, Home National Championships qualification, Swim England South West Regional Finalists or FINA points shown below in long course licensed meets based on age at the end of the year.

Squad entry is based on achieving FINA points in any 200m, 400m, 800m, and 1500m events (long course only).

Note: swimmers allocated to this squad who have not already achieved these targets will be given until the end of December in the given year, at which point a review will take place. If progress has been made, then swimmers will be able to remain in the squad until the end of the season, at which point another review will take place.

The Youth Potential Squad consists of swimmers who have achieved the above criteria and are aged 14+ during the given year.

The Age Potential Squad consists of swimmers who have achieved the above criteria and are aged 12 or 13 during the given year.

Female Male
Age FINA points Age FINA points
14+ 525 14+ 450
13 450 13 400
12 400 12 350

Potential timetable

Note: please be on the deck 15 mins pre the start of your swim time.

Day Morning session time Evening session time
Monday  

17:00 to 17:30 (land)

17:45 to 19:30 (pool)

Tuesday

 

19:00 to 20:00 (pool)

Wednesday 06:00 to 07:45 (pool) 17:15 to 19:15 (pool)
Thursday OFF OFF
Friday 06:00 to 08:00 (pool)  
Saturday 10:45 to 12:15 (land) 12:30 to 14:00 (pool)
Sunday OFF OFF

Note: this is the general training pattern there may be occasions when we have to change the training times due to the availability of the pool.

Transition Squad

Focus: Swim England South West Regional Championship Finalists and Qualifiers, swimmers achieving current Somerset County Championship times.

Swimmers' age: swimmers aged 9-13.

Performance criteria: achieving Swim England South West Regional Championship qualification times for the season and achieving Somerset County Championship times based on 200m+ events and a variety of strokes. Long and short course times will be considered.

Transition timetable

Note: please be on the deck 15 mins pre the start of your swim time.

Day Morning session time Evening session time
Monday OFF OFF
Tuesday

 

18:00 to 19:00 (pool)
Wednesday   17:15 to 19:15 (pool)
Thursday   18:15 to 20:00 (pool)
Friday  

18:00 to 19:00 (pool)

19:00 to 19:45 (land)

Saturday OFF OFF
Sunday   17:00 to 19:00 (pool)

Note: this is the general training pattern there may be occasions when we have to change the training times due to the availability of the pool.

If you have any concerns or questions about the criteria, email the coaches.