Squad Requirements

County Development Squad Requirements


 Target Age Group 9 - 11

Hold the ASA Competitive Start Award

Be able to work off the ‘pace clock’

Demonstrate good lane discipline

Achieve the target performance times as determined by the Head Coach in conjunction with the Squad Coach -– this is currently 1 County Qualifying Time (CQT) at 50m or at the discretion of the Head or Squad Coach. 


 A high level of competency in all starts, turns and finishes

Appreciate race tactics and pacing

Understand the concept of Stroke Rate and D.P.S.

Understand the concept of Heart Rate Training and able to take HR

High technical proficiency in all 4 strokes

Achievement of 2 County Qualifying Times (50m+)

Meet the commitment Goals shown below


 Attend a minimum of 3 sessions a week * (must include a minimum of two core session per week with the CDS squad coach)

Demonstrate availability for all Galas

Enter ‘target’ Open Meets and enter the County Championships and the Club Championships

Maintain a record of all PBs/Times and a Training Log Book

Those swimmers reaching relevant standard will attend trial for Nova Centurion (County) Squad

 * Allowance will be made for those swimmers who are part of the Nova Centurion Squad


All published entry levels are the minimum levels expected. Preference will always be given to swimmers with a proven ability to train at the required level, together with a high record of availability for Galas and demonstrate commitment.

The Head Coach will have the final say in any promotion, demotion or dispute that may arise.

Swimmers should always achieve the required level of attainment before promotion

All levels of attainment are only a guide to the syllabus taught in each group. In most groups a whole range of skills/water based activities are enjoyed including ASA awards, Time Trials, Club Galas, Stroke Clinics, Swimmer education lectures and all relevant aquatic skills


Training Changes

  • sunday 18.3.18
    all sessions cancelled today (Bingham)and tonight (Calverton, Southwell and Cotgrave). Police advise not to travel and its snowing again.
  • Junior Gala
    ALL Training sessions cancelled at Southwell, Calverton and Bingham for the Juniors galas on March 4th and June 3rd at…
  • County Squad
    As from 15th March the wed Bingham session for County will be 7-9pm! GULP!
  • Sunday masters at Cotgrave
    Session now moves to the earlier time of 6.30pm as from sunday 8th Jan 2017.
  • Southwell thursday training
    New time for this COunty/SDSsession as from 1st September 7-8PM.


Sat Mar 24 @18:00
Notts ASA Stage 3 Round 2
Sun Mar 25 @17:00
Harvey Hadden Training
Fri Mar 30 @08:00
Good Friday
Sun Apr 01 @08:00
Easter Sunday
Sat Apr 07 @17:15
Grantham Grand Prix round 3

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