Selection Criteria

These criteria for selection form a guideline for inclusion on the various squads but decisions are at the discretion of the Head Coach in consultation with other coaching staff. Attendance and attitude towards training and competition are also taken into account.

Elite Squad:

National Long Course or Short Course Qualifying time(s) in events 100m or over.

Fast Track route for talented Youth/Age Group swimmers based on rankings and stage of development in line with LTAD.

The Head Coach has the opportunity to select 'wild cards' despite a swimmer not meeting the stated criteria, if it is felt they have excellent long term potential and the right attitude.

Swimmers will be expected to attend a minimum of sessions and lead a performance lifestyle.

(Swimmers from outside the Royal School can access the squad)

Age Group Squad:

At least two Regional times in events 100m or over.

Preference will be given to 200IM and 400IM qualifiers.

The Head Coach has the opportunity to select 'wild cards' despite a swimmer not meeting the stated criteria, if it is felt they have excellent long term potential and the right attitude.

Swimmers will be expected to attend a minimum of sessions in line with LTAD and lead a performance lifestyle.

(Swimmers from outside the Royal School can access the squad)

Development Squad/Academy:

By invitation or squad trial.

Swimmers will be expected to attend a minimum of sessions and learn about making good lifestyle choices.

(Swimmers from outside the Royal School can access the squad)