Junior Squad Criteria

JUNIOR SQUAD: Moving from lessons to “competitive swim skills” with emphasis on attentive behaviour and eagerness to learn

Entry Criteria and Ongoing Performance Measurements

“The best swimmers are the best listeners” Mel Marshall, Adam Peaty’s coach & coach to the GB Olympic swim team

  Entry Criteria Ongoing Performance Measurements
Attitude 1.       Be ready to listen, learn and act upon the coach’s feedback

2.       Be willing to try new skills, meet new people and have fun

1.       Good, attentive behaviour showing respect to others (for further information, see our Swimmers Code of Conduct on our website)

2.       To demonstrate a willingness to listen and learn

Swimming technique & ability 1.       Completed at least stage 7 of the Swim England Learn to Swim Pathway, or

2.       Has demonstrated the required level of skills during the trial (equivalent to at least stage 7)

1.       To develop strokes and skills similar to those outlined in the Swim England Stages 8 & 9 awards

2.       To develop the preliminary disciplines required for competitive starts

·         How to perform a shallow dive from poolside at the deep end, then the shallow end and working towards diving off the starting blocks

3.       To develop the stamina necessary for progress in competitive swimming



1.       Attended as many sessions as possible during the trial 1.       To attend pool training sessions consistently & regularly

2.       To attend land training once 9 years old

3.       To compete in licensed open meets once 9 years old

4.       To compete in a minimum of 2 galas per annum, to include:

·         Annual NASC club champs

·         Annual NASC winter gala ‘Yule in the Pool’

·         Any other galas for which they may qualify