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INOTULUI DE MARATON IN ANGLIA
ENGLISH TALENT DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME OPEN WATER
DISTANCE FREESTYL SELECTION POLICY 2012-2013 SEASON
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1. ATHLETE SELECTION
1.1 Ages eligible for selection
1.1.1 Boys competing as 14, 15, or 16 years at British Gas ASA National Age/Youth
1.1.2 Girls competing as 14, 15, or 16 years at British Gas ASA National Youth
1.2 There are 12 places available for selection in each England Talent Level 2 Zone.
1.3 6 selections will be made based on the fasted time performed by an English male and female
swimmer of each of the above ages (1.1.1 and 1.1.2) at Nationals Age Group and Youth
Championships in the 800m and 1500m freestyle.
1.4 The remaining 6 selections will be made by the England Talent Open Water Lead, the Regional
Talent Development Officer and the England Talent Delivery Manager following a review of:
1.4.1 Results at the National Age and Youth Open Water Championships 2012,
1.4.2 800m/1500m Results from National Age and Youth Championships 2012,
1.4.3 2012 800m/1500m Rankings 1st January – 21st July 2012,
1.5 Athletes selected for England Talent Development Level 3 Programme will not be considered
1.6 Swimmers selected for World Class Programmes will not be considered for selection.
1.7 Only athletes selected will be notified by the England Talent Team.
1.8 In the situation of a tie on times, SwimNews International Points Scores will be used to rank
and prioritise selections.
2 COACH SELECTION
2.1 A Head Coach will be selected by the Talent Development Officer in agreement with the
England Talent Delivery Manager.
2.2 The Head Coach must hold the UKCC Level 3/ASA Coaches Certificate or equivalent, or be
enrolled on an UKCC/ASA Coach Course at time of selection.
2.3 The Head Coach must be able to fully commit to attending all aspects of the ETDP and any
coach who has withdrawn or been excluded from the current ETDP season may be ineligible
2.4 The Head Coach and Talent Development Officer will identify coaches to assist in the delivery
of the programme.
2.5 Coaches delivering the programme will be expected to commit to attending all aspects of the
ETDP and any individual who has withdrawn or been excluded from the current ETDP season
may be ineligible for selection.
2.6 The Club of each selected swimmer will be invited to send a Coach to programme activities.
2.7 The Talent Development Officer may invite further coaches to attend and contribute to the
3. SELECTION MEETS
3.1 For Selection via 1.3
3.1.1 British Gas ASA National Age Group Championships (Sheffield) July 2012
3.1.2 British Gas ASA National Youth Championships (Sheffield) July 2012
3.2 For Selection via 1.4
3.2.1 British Gas ASA National Age Group Championships (Sheffield) July 2012
3.2.2 British Gas ASA National Youth Championships (Sheffield) July 2012
3.2.3 British Gas Open Water National Age Group and Youth Championships (Rother Valley)
3.2.4 Any Long Course competition from January 1st to July 31st 2012 which is listed on ASA
4. GENERAL CONDITIONS
4.1 All swimmers participating in the England Talent Development Programme (ETDP) must be
eligible to represent England at international level.
4.2 All athletes must be able to fully commit to attending all aspects of the ETDP. Any athlete who
has withdrawn or been excluded from the current ETDP season may be ineligible for selection.
4.3 All swimmers will be required to stay in team accommodation during any residential activities.
5. PROGRAMME ITINERARY
5.1 Selected swimmers will be invited to attend two development weekends, and an additional
open water racing opportunity.
5.2 The dates for these will be included with selection letters.