Squad criteria

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Maidenhead Marlins Junior Swim Academy 
Entry Requirements Squad Expectations Equipment Required Test Sets Competition Expectations

Age at 31st December 6 - 8
Swim 25m  2 strokes with basic technique
Kick 25m  4 strokes with basic technique
Swim 100m continuosly with controlled streamlining
Perform Sitting  dive into deep water
Tread Water for 45 seconds

Average monthly attendance 75%
Aspiration to swim competitvely
Swim England  Membership
Agree and sign Code of Conduct
Arrive at sessions with 100% focus
& commitment to developing yourself

MASC Swimming Hat
Drinks Bottle
Kickboard
Short Fins
 

Swim England Club Awards

 

 

None

 

 

 
Junior One
Entry Requirements Squad Expectations Equipment Required Test Sets Competition Expectations

Age at 31st December 8/U
Swim all 4 strokes with basic technique
Swim 200m continuosly with controlled streamlining
Perform Headfirst dive into deep water

Average Monthly attendance 70%
Aspiration to swim competitvely
Swim England  Membership
Agree and Sign Code of Conduct

MASC Swimming Hat
Appropriate Costume & Goggles
Drinks Bottle
Kickboard
Short Fins
Snorkel

J1 Equipment

400 free swim
400 free kick

Novice Galas

         
Junior Two
Entry Requirements Squad Expectations Equipment Required Test Sets Competition Expectations

Age  at 31st December 8-9
Competitive Start Award
Swim 200m medley with basic Technique
Swim  400m Free within  09:15

Average Monthly attendance 75%
Swim England  Membership
Agree and Sign Code of Conduct

MASC Swimming Hat
Appropriate Costume & Goggles
Drinks Bottle
Kickboard
Short Fins
Snorkel

J2 Equipment

400 free swim
400 free kick

Novice Galas
Thames Valley JL
Internal L4 series
L3 Open Meets

         
Junior Three
Entry Requirements Squad Expectations Equipment Required Test Sets Competition Expectations

Age  at 31st December 9-10
Swim 400m Medley under ASA Law
Swim 400m Freestyle within 08:15

Average Monthly attendance 80%
Swim England  Membership
Agree and Sign Code of Conduct

MASC Swimming Hat
Appropriate Costume & Goggles
Drinks Bottle
Kickboard
Short Fins
Snorkel

J3 Equipment

T15 Kick
T20 Swim
5 x 200m Step Test

Thames Valley JL
Milton keynes JL
Internal Level 4 Series
Level 3 Open Meets

         
Junior Four
Entry Requirements Squad Expectations Equipment Required Test Sets Competition Expectations

Age  at 31st December 9-12
6x 400 Free @8:30
[email protected] 1:20
10x100 @2:30

Average Monthly attendance 80%
Swim England  Membership
Agree and Sign Code of Conduct

MASC Swimming Hat
Appropriate Costume & Goggles
Drinks Bottle
Kickboard
Short Fins
Snorkel

J4 Equipment

T15 Kick
T30 Swim
7 x 200m Step Test

County Championships
Thames Valley JL
Milton keynes JL
Internal Level 4 Series
Level 3 Open Meets
Arena League

         
Junior Five
Entry Requirements Squad Expectations Equipment Required Test Sets Competition Expectations

Age  at 31st Dec 10-13
Step Test finishing on 2:50
5x100m Kick @2:30

Average Monthly attendance 80%
Swim England  Membership
Agree and Sign Code of Conduct

MASC Swimming Hat
Drinks Bottle
Kickboard
Finger Paddles
Short Fins
Snorkel

J5 Equipment

T15 Kick
T30 Swim
7 x 200m Step Test
20 x 100 Descend Set

Regional Championships
County Championships
Thames Valley JL
Milton keynes JL
Internal Level 4 Series
Level 3 Open Meets
Arena League

         
Competitive
Entry Requirements Squad Expectations Equipment Required Test Sets Competition Expectations

Age  at 31st December 13+
County Qualifying Time
15 x 100m @ 140
10 x 50m Kick @ 60

90 % Attendance agreed with Coach
Min 5 sessions weekly
Commitment to all League Galas
Train with full  commitment to the programme
Swim England Membership
Agree and Sign Code of Conduct

MASC Swimming Hat
Drinks Bottle
Kickboard
Hand Paddles
Short Fins
Band
Snorkel
Pull Buoy

Competitve Equipment

20 x 100m Descend last 5
Step Test 7 x 200m
20 x 50m Fail Set
Turnaround Medley Set Swim
Turnaround  Kick Set

 County Championships
Regional Championships
Level 1,2&3 Open Meets
Arena League

         
Performance
Entry Requirements Squad Expectations Equipment Required Test Sets Competition Expectations

Age at 31st December 13+
Top Ten Regional Ranking
Regional Regional Qualifying Times in a range of events
10 x 400m @ 6:00

90% attendance agreed with Coach
Commit to all League Galas
Land training
Ambassador for the Club
Swim England Membership
Agree and Sign Code of Conduct

MASC Swimming Hat
Drinks Bottle
Kickboard
Hand Paddles
Short Fins
Band
Snorkel
Pull Buoy

Performance Equipment

20 x 100m Descend last 5
Step Test 7 x 200m
20 x 50m Fail Set
Turnaround Medley Set Swim
Turnaround  Kick Set

County Championships
Regional Championships
British Championships
Home Nations Summer Meets
Level 1,2&3 Open Meets
Arena League

         
Performance +
Entry Requirements Squad Expectations Equipment Required Test Sets Competition Expectations

National Event Qualififcation
Top Ten Regional Ranking
Regional Qualifying times in a range of events
10 x 400m @ 5:45

90 % Attendance agreed with Coach
Commit to all League Galas
Land training
Ambassador for the Club
Swim England Membership
Agree and Sign Code of Conduct

MASC Swimming Hat
Drinks Bottle
Kickboard
Hand Paddles
Short Fins
Band
Snorkel
Pull Buoy

Performance+ Equipment

20 x 100m Descend last 5
Step Test 7 x 200m
20 x 50m Fail Set
Turnaround Medley Set Swim
Turnaround  Kick Set

County Championships
Regional Championships
British Championships
Home Nations Summer Meets
Level 1,2&3 Open Meets
Arena League

         
SwimFit
Entry Requirements Squad Expectations Equipment Required Test Sets Competition Expectations

Age  at 31st December 12+

Train Regularly with  commitment

MASC Swimming Hat
Drinks Bottle
Kick Board
Pull Buoy

SwimFit Equipment

   
         
Masters
Entry Requirements Squad Expectations Equipment Required Test Sets Competition Expectations

Age  at 31st December 17+

 

MASC Swimming Hat
Drinks Bottle