ASA North West Regional Athlete Programme
Regional Athlete Programme in partnership with the England Talent Programme
Regional Education and Development Days:
(Minimum activity level – Attendance at 2 one day events between September and March at locations within each of the eight regions).
- Swimmers will be selected to attend minimum of two one day Regional Education and Development Days in each of the eight regions as follows:
- The top Ranked swimmers born, 2003 and 2002 boys and the top Ranked swimmers born, 2003 and 2002 girls across Olympic pool events as per rankings at 10th August 2014 will be invited to attend.
- Where identified swimmers have an equal ranking they will then be ranked by Fina Points and the higher scoring swimmer will be selected.
Regional Coach Selections:
(To maintain the integrity and consistency of delivery a minimum of 2 coaches will be selected from coaches selected to the England Programme activities).
- Selection of coaches to contribute to the delivery of Regional Programme activities will be made by each region in conjunction with the England Programmes Officer in each region. Selections will seek to achieve a balanced staff to ensure quality of delivery and coach development outcomes.
- Coaches interested in attending Programme activities on a voluntary basis to assist in the programme or observe activities and education taking place should note their interest to the appointed Regional rep in conjunction with the England Programmes Officer.
- All swimmers participating in Regional Programmes Activities must be eligible to represent England at international level.
- World Class Programme swimmers are not eligible for selection to Regional Programme activities.
- Athletes accepting selection will be expected to commit to all aspects of the programme including providing information when requested, attending the specific activity invited to (as detailed in selection letters) and maintaining a commitment to their own development in the sport.
- Only athletes selected will be notified by the Regional staff.
- Any athlete who has withdrawn or been excluded from past programme activities may be ineligible for selection.
- England Programme selected swimmers are not eligible for selection to Regional Programme activities.