|SQUAD ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
|TARGETS, AIMS & PROGRESS
|LEARN TO COMPETE & PRE-COMPETE
|Must be able to demonstrate confidence in the water, the ability to make a safe entry and an ability to travel 10m without support or swimming aids.
|Develop an efficient and comfortable technique in Backstroke, Breaststroke and Frontcrawl over a distance of 25m unassisted and aquatic skills in line with the National Plan for Teaching Swimming.
|COMPETITIVE DEVELOPMENT SQUAD
|Must be able to swim: 25m Frontcrawl 25m Backstroke 25m Breaststroke efficiently and in line with the National Plan for Teaching Swimming
|To develop all competitive strokes over a longer distance including 25m Butterfly and the 100 IM. To be able to demonstrate all starts and turns effectively and achieve the preliminary start award.
|Attend a minimum of 3 sessions per week and be able to swim: 50m Butterfly 100m Backstroke 50m Breaststroke 100m Frontcrawl 100m Individual Medley complete with the correct starts and turns.
|To develop correct techniques on all the competitive strokes and become familiar with the pace clock and lane discipline. Demonstrate a 200IM with correct strokes and turns and achieve the competitive start award.
|Attend a minimum of 3 sessions per week and be able to compete in: 100m Butterfly 200m Backstroke 200m Breaststroke 200m Frontcrawl 200m Individual Medley.
|Continued progression of dive, turn and stroke techniques. Self motivated land warm ups and stretching prior to training. Improved endurance and a willingness to compete.
|All of the above and 95% attendance of the three main training sessions plus land training and a minimum of one additional swimming session per week. Minimum distance of 1150m in a timed 20 minute swim.
|Attendance of open competitions and selected team events with a target of regional and national qualifying times. Training to support swimmers in other squads.