Squad Criteria 2019/2020

The table below shows what the criteria are in order to enter a Swim Bournemouth squad. The table also shows what level of commitment and effort is expected of a swimmer once they are a part of that squad.

The criteria set out below are a guideline only. Personal development and circumstances will always be taken into consideration to ensure that each athlete in the club is given the best opportunity to succeed. The lead coach of each group will have final discretion when considering a swimmer's eligibility based on all elements of a performing athlete. In agreement with the head coach and coaching team the decision will then be finalised.

All ages below are age at 31st December.

Age Band Minimum Attendance Achievements Strength and Conditioning
Juniors
6-10
  • 3 sessions a week
  • Swim England Learn-to-Swim Stage 7
  • STA Angel Fish or Shark Level
None
County Squads (Includes: Development, Potential and County squads)
8‑12
  • 4-5 Sessions a week
  • 1-2 Morning sessions of which 1 is a weekday session
  • 70% Attendance
  • 1 County time
  • Variety of recorded times, one of which is a 200, within 1 sec of County times
  • Competing on a regular basis
Once a week
Regional
Girls 11+
Boys 12+
  • 5-6 Sessions a week
  • A minimum of 2 morning sessions
  • 80% Attendance
  • 1 Regional time
  • Variety of current times, one of which is a 200, within 1 sec of Regional time
  • Competing on a Regular basis in multiple events
Once or twice a week
Performance

Girls 13+
Boys 14+

  • 6-7 Sessions a week
  • A minimum of 2 morning sessions
  • 80% Attendance
  • 1 Regional time
  • Aiming to compete at a National level
  • Competing on a regular basis in multiple events
Twice a week

Squad Progression

The diagram below shows how the squads are structured by age and the overlaps between them. This is an indictaion of how you should expect to progress through the squads but as above is only a guideline and may be dependent on personal ability and development.

Ages below are age at 31st Dec 2020