The swimmers selected for the programme have been finalised and selection letters sent out via South East region on Tuesday 8th March. We notified all relevant Club Secretaries and Coaches on Friday 3rd March. The swimmers selected are listed below. If any swimmers are unable to take up their offers, we will offer their place to the next highest ranked swimmer of the same gender. If any of the selected swimmers have not received a selection letter by Sunday 12th March please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Alexander Williams (Greenwich)||Eva Okaro (Sevenoaks)|
|Liam Hamp (Thanet)||Lola Sutton (Thanet)|
|Samuel Lander (Bromley)||Lilly Marie Derry (Beckenham)|
|Alexander Corver (Bromley)||Izabella Okaro (Sevenoaks)|
|Rokas Liutkevicius (Thanet)||Amie Lawrence (Orpington)|
|Christian Pauling (Beckenham)||Philippa Carver (Beckenham)|
|Bailey Bertram (Folkestone)||Emily Brown (Sevenoaks)|
|Luke Ellis (Beckenham)||Millie Armstrong (Sevenoaks)|
|Daniel Tollit (Beckenham)||Martha King (Beckenham)|
|Kieran Elvy (Black Lion)||Amber Piper (Thanet)|
|Macaulay Johnston (Sevenoaks)||Lola Burns (Greenwich)|
|Ethan Southward (Beckenham)||Jessica Sugden (Canterbury)|
|Laurence Wilson (Beckenham)||Jamie Johnson (Beckenham)|
|Seamus Hamilton (Sevenoaks)||Evie Slater (Thanet)|
|Toby Edwards (RTW Monson)||Phoebe Rice (Dartford)|
|Callum Farrow (Black Lion)||Grace Tricker (Beckenham)|
|Connor Madden (Edenbridge)||Rebecca Kearney (Orpington)|
|Nahum Fisher (Black Lion)||Daisy McMillan (Sevenoaks)|
The first camp is on 23rd April followed by the July camp in the early part of July and the final one on 29th October. It has been quite a challenge to secure venues across the County with a relatively short lead in but we do have venues in place for April in South East London and for October in Canterbury. We would like to have one camp in Mid or West Kent but we are entirely dependent on venue availability and it may be that the April camp is either moved to a more central location or the July one is held in a similar area as one of the other camps so please bear with us whilst we finalise that.
England Talent Development Programme
During the 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.
The Development Pathway for 11-year-olds as at 31 December 2017 (ie born in 2006) will consist of:
The criteria 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 correct selection.
Minimum 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:
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