Development with England Programmes Para-Swimming

England Talent

The Swim England Para-Swimming Talent team deliver high-quality training and mentoring for the most promising young para-swimmers in England.

The current programme features three levels:

  1. Foundation Level
    Between 20 and 30 athletes selected every year. Must be aged between nine and 15 years old.
  2. Junior Development Level
    Between 20 and 25 athletes selected every year. Must be aged between 10 and 13 years old.
  3. Development Level
    Up to 10 athletes selected every year. Must be aged between 14 and 16 years old.

If your son or daughter is a classified para-swimmer and are showing potential in competitions, we will contact you about them joining the programme at Foundation level.

Selection at Development and Junior Development levels are based on selection policies available to download below.

A key part of the selection is that your son or daughter achieves a minimum of 300 points at one of the five major competitions:

  • National Para-Swimming Championships (LC)
  • British International Para-Swimming Championships (LC)
  • ASA National Summer Meet (LC)
  • ASA National Junior Para-Swimming Championships (SC)
  • ASA Regional Para-Swimming Championships subject to ASA license (SC)

Support from Swim England Para-Swimming Talent involves home programme visits, camp opportunities, regular coach and athlete communication and support at certain competitions.

Selection Policies and Information 2018 -2019

You can download the latest Swim England Para-Swimming Talent selection policies using the folders below.

Swim England Para-Swimming Talent

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