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Regional Beacon Programme Selection Policy

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England Programmes have reviewed and revised the Beacon Programme Selection Policy for 2013

1. ATHLETE SELECTION

1.1. The number of places available for selection will be set in agreement with ASA staff in accordance with the resources available at each specific Beacon Regional session.

1.2. Selected athletes will be notified in consultation with their home coach.

1.3. Automatic selections will be made in the following order of priority:

1.3.1. Swimmers selected to represent GB at the 2013 World Championship

1.3.2. WC Podium Athletes

1.3.3. WC Podium Potential Athletes

1.3.4. Swimmers selected to represent GB at the World Student Games, July 2013

1.3.5. Swimmers selected to represent the GB B team competing in Portugal, July 2013

1.3.6. Swimmers selected to represent GB at the European Junior Championship (EJC), July 2013

1.3.7. Swimmers selected to represent GB at the World Junior Championships, August 2013

1.3.8. WC Podium Athletes Para-Swimming subject to approval by the NPD

1.3.9. Top 8 Long Course ranked athletes on Open Age British Rankings at time of selection

1.4. Any further selections will be identified and agreed by England Programmes staff and the Regional Beacon Coach. The following groups will be considered as part of this process. This list is not intended to indicate priority – appropriate selections will be made in alignment with the environment and programme provided at each Regional Beacon.

1.4.1. Top 16 ranked athletes on Open Age GB Rankings at time of selection

1.4.2. Top 10 placing in a single age band at National Youth Championships

1.4.3. Swimmers who have been part of the 2012-2013 programme who have shown full commitment to the programme and demonstrated progression in terms of performance, skills, training level or other such key factors observed by the Beacon Regional Coach

1.4.4. Swimmers selected to represent GB at the European Youth Olympic Festival, July 2013

1.4.5. Swimmers who are eligible for the selection to the 2014 EJC who have a top 6 long course GB ranking in an Olympic Event at the time of selection within the appropriate age band

1.4.6. WC Podium Potential Athletes Para-Swimming, subject to approval by the NPD

1.4.7. Additional selections taking into account a swimmers current performance level, commitment to their training programme and future potential  

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