ASA Pathway for 11-year-olds
England Talent Development Programme
course of 2017 Kent County ASA will be providing the Development Pathway for
11-year-olds being rolled out by the England Talent. Kent is one of the chosen counties for the
scheme with it being rolled out nationwide in future years.
Pathway for 11-year-olds as at 31 December 2017 (ie born in 2006) will consist
- A Parents’ Workshop to be held at the London
Aquatics Centre at Lunchtime on the final day of the Championships – Sunday 12
February. The scheduled start time is
1.15 pm but will depend on the time
swimming at the first session on that day has been completed.
- Three day-long camps which are expected to take
place in April, July and October 2017 – the dates and venues are currently
for selection on the programme has been briefly described in the Championship
Programme but the exact criteria imposed by the ASA is below:
County Programme: Swimmer Selection Policy
11 Year Old Development
Pathway – An Update
As most of you will be
aware the selection of swimmers for the 11 year old Development Pathway is
based on the ASA rankings. We are monitoring those on a daily basis but
until the results are fully displayed in the ASA rankings including those for
last weekend we cannot make the final selection. Unfortunately it is not
quite as simple as taking the placings in the Championships finals as sometimes
for instance swimmers recorded faster times in heats than finals. This
will mean the selection cannot be made by next Monday but will follow
within a couple of days of the rankings being updated. Please bear with
us as we are entirely in the hands of the ASA and obviously want to make the
activity level: attendance at three one-day events in April, July, October at
various dates/locations within the County which are yet to be confirmed.
A minimum of
24 swimmers (12 male/12 female) and a maximum of 36 (18 male/18 female) will be
selected as follows:
- The ASA rankings
data base will be used for selection purposes.
Only times achieved between 1 September 2016 and the Monday following
the final County Championship weekend in 2017, will be considered.
- The highest
ranked 11 year old male and female (age as at 31 December in the year of
competition), in each event competed at County Championships will be initially
selections will be made from the 2nd, 3rd, 4th
etc ranked swimmers.
swimmers have an equal ranking, selections will be made prioritised according
to the highest Fina Point Score in a single event.
can be from either short or long course rankings but should be congruent with
your County Championships mode (for example, if your County Championships are
held in a long course pool, then long course rankings should be used for
selection purposes and vice versa).
selections must be completed within one week of the completion of the County
- Swimmers and
Home Coaches must be informed within two weeks of the completion of the County
must reply to confirm whether they will be accepting or declining their place
on the programme within three weeks of the completion of the County
- Any reserve
swimmers and their respective Home Coaches should then be informed within four
weeks of the completion of the County Championships.
- All places
on the programme must be filled and all paperwork returned by the end of March
2017, ready for the first camp of the programme which is scheduled to take
place in April 2017.
Invitations to apply for a place have been circulated to all clubs with a copy of ' 1 Direction - A Pathway
Guidance Document for ASA County Swimming Associations', along with and invitation to Coaches an Team Managers to apply for a County role.
KCASA Swimming Manager