The Performance Pathway Squads are for identified, talented swimmers to have the opportunity to achieve the very highest levels nationally and internationally.

Swimmers will train in accordance with Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) guidelines and follow the British Swimming competition pathway. This route is extremely demanding and requires very high levels of commitment by both the swimmer and their family.

To progress to the Performance Pathway, the following criteria must be achieved:

CORE values Criteria
Commitment

80% Training attendance plus attendance at home and away competitions

Ownership and Responsibility Swimmer complies with Training Agreement
Excellence Swimmer has long-term goals in line with Performance Pathway goals

Trials for the Performance Pathway Squads will be held twice per season and will consist of one month's training in the relevant Performance Pathway Squad to assess suitability for a permanent move.

 

Foundation Squad (8-11yrs)

Day Time Venue
Monday 16:45-18:15 Hydro
Tuesday 16:00-18:15 Jennyfields/Hydro
Wednesday 16:45-18:15 Hydro
Thursday 16:45-18:15 Hydro
Saturday 06:00-07:30 Hydro

Total Pool Time: 5.5 hours, Total Land 0.75 hours         Minimum Attendance Level: 4 Sessions per week

 

Performance Development Squad (11-14 years)

Day Time Venue
Monday 05:00-07:30 Hydro
Monday 18:45-20:45 Hydro
Tuesday 17:45-19:45 Hydro
Wednesday 05:00-07:30 Hydro
Thursday 17:45-19:45 Hydro
Friday 05:00-07:30 Hydro
Friday 16:45-18:45 Hydro
Saturday 05:00-07:30 Hydro

Total Pool Time: 12 hours, Total Land 0.75 hours          Minimum Attendance Level: 5 sessions per week (11yrs) 6 sessions per week (12+)

 

Performance Squad (14yrs and over)

Day Time Venue
Monday 05:00-07:30 Hydro
Monday 17:00-20:15 Hydro
Tuesday 05:00-07:30 Hydro
Wednesday 05:00-07:30 Hydro
Wednesday 16:15-18:45 Hydro
Thursday 16:45-19:15 Hydro
Friday 05:00-07:30 Hydro
Saturday 05:00-07:30 Hydro

Total Pool Time: 16 hours, Total Land 1.5 hours         Minimum Attendance Level: 6 sessions per week

 

Swimmers are expected to fully participate in all training activities and competitions; minimum levels are set which if not achieved will lead to the parent/swimmer being challenged. Continued attendance below the minimum level will result in the swimmer losing their place in the Performance Pathway.

 

 

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