Teddington Swimming Club


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TSC Development Squad Structure and Criteria

The Development Squads are managed by the Development Head Coach, Jan Shepherd

There are three specific levels
Development & Development +
 Advanced Development
  Development Academy / Development Academy+ 
Swimmers join from TSC Teaching Scheme & external Learn to Swim Programmes.
To ensure our swimmers are given the best chance to reach their full potential, that they enjoy swimming and get as much out of the sport as possible now & in the future we follow the Swim England Athlete Development Support Pathway for Swimming (ADSP)
The model is a framework for the development of children’s physical literacy (fundamental movement skills and sport specific skills) and aims to encourage lifelong participation in sport and physical activity (in this case aquatics). Specifically, it talks about how much training and competing each child should do
as they develop. It is all about getting the right balance. A concept Teddington SC supports from Development to National Squad
Attendance: ALL Development swimmers are expected to attend regularly to retain a place in the squad, if swimmers do not attend the Development Head Coach may suggest a move to a different group or the TSC Teaching Scheme.
Development swimmers are encouraged to enter competitions within the club e.g. Development Galas, Club Championship, Borough Championship, County Development Competitions and local Open meets to develop to refine their skills. Swimmers should be available to represent TSC, if selected, this will primarily be the MK&D Junior League in June/July/September & County Relays between January &March.
Dev 1 2 – Termly Development Galas – 25m + 50m events
Dev + - Termly Development Galas – 50m + 100IM
Ad Dev – Termly Development Galas – 100IM.  200m, Club Champs, Borough Champs  +Open Meets as recommended for Squad – ONE PER TERM
Dev Academy/ Dev Academty +  Termly Dev Galas – all events + Club Champs – All event for age group, Borough
Champs &; Open Meets as recommended for Squad & County Championships
Please note the coaching Team select meets for the squads in consultation with the Open Meet Team,
squad recommendations are made to ensure that swimmers
 have a balance of training & competition,
 can attend and support each other
 are prepared for the Meet.
Swimmer may meet the published eligible for meets recommended for another squad, the Development Head Coach will occasionally recommend a swimmer enters a meet for another squad, an entry should only be submitted with the agreement of the Development Head Coach.