Development with Swim England Artistic Swimming TalentJanuary 9, 2017
The Artistic Swimming Talent and National Programme aims to produce elite, world-class performers while empowering athletes to thrive in all aspects of their life.
Our mission, is to become the fastest developing world nation in Artistic Swimming by working towards the highest level competitions and laying the path for future success by creating an exceptional high performance culture.
The national programme has three clear areas:
Youth, Junior and Senior
- The Youth and Junior teams train during school holidays and on weekends. The aim is to provide a stepping-stone and development pathway to the elite end of the sport. It is likely that the selected team athletes will travel to a competition during the year.
- The Senior team are a mix of full and part time athletes training out of the HPC in Bristol. The selected athletes will compete during the year, usually at the highest-level competitions, including European, World Championships and the Olympic Games.
To be selected in a national squad, athletes must complete some basic tests at their clubs. When they attend the trials, they will be selected on a number of physiological, technical and psychological factors, as well as other elements such as compatibility and work ethic.
Athletes and their coaches should have a clear understanding about the commitment required to be part of the national team and the expectations, travel and time required before considering attending the trials.
It is also advantageous for the athletes to be known to the national programme staff by taking part in competitions regionally and nationally. Athletes should be competitive and striving for the top level within the sport.
All information about the trial and selection process can be found in the documents below.
All national team training is compulsory and it is important for your club and club coaches support and engage in your development.
You can download the latest Swim England Artistic Swimming selection information below.
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