The Development and Age Group squads are structured so that each develops better technique, greater fitness and higher competition skills than the squad before.
|AG1||08:00-09:00||19:00-20:00 or 21:00||18:00-19:00||19:45-21:00|
When deciding whether to offer a swimmer a place in the Age Group squad, the head coaches consider speed, technique, age, competitive experience and attitude in training.
At Age Group level, training distances and expected speeds increase, so before they can be considered for a place swimmers would normally need to be able to swim:
100 m front crawl in a time of 1:35.00 or faster and 50 m front crawl in 1:00.00 or faster.
And to meet at least two of the following three standards:
66 m backstroke: 1:10.00 or faster
66 m breaststroke: 1:15.00 or faster
33 m butterfly: 30 seconds or faster
Swimming these times does not guarantee a place in the Age Group squad, but is part of the minimum requirement for consideration.