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Junior Development Squad

What is the aim of the Junior Development Squad?

To offer additional training for swimmers who have reached a standard in competition allowing them to train together aiming to improve their competition performance. This squad will train up to once a week in addition to the normal training programme.

Who is it for?

Eligible swimmers by age and squad:

9 yearsA1, A2, A3, B1, B2
10 yearsA1, A2, A3, B1, B2
11 yearsA1, A2, A3, B1, B2
12 yearsA1, A2, A3, B1, B2
13 yearsA2, A3, B1, B2 (not A1)

Standard times by age:

Swimmers will achieve the standard time required based on their combined Personal Best times in all four strokes at 50m distance. Times must have been achieved in a licenced gala and when added together be equal to, or less than the standard time below:

9 years3 minutes 30 (210 seconds)
10 years3 minutes 20 (200 seconds)
11 years3 minutes 10 (190 seconds)
12 & 13 years3 minutes (180 seconds)

(These times will be revised each season).

If your swimmer is not yet eligible, please make them aware of this opportunity to help them choose relevant events to swim at their next licenced gala that could count towards the standard time required for their age.

Any questions please speak to your squad coach.