Development Silver to Development Gold Preferred Criteria

Promotion is based on 3 areas: Training performance, Racing performance, and Key attributes including; attitude, commitment, motivation, organisation, timekeeping and being self-reliant.

For all promotions please be aware that coaches discretion is the deciding factor as there are many other considerations to determine a swimmers readiness for promotion.  A birthday later in the year may mean target times are harder for some to achieve than others.  Likewise we wouldn’t hold a National Backstroke swimmer back if they didn’t know how to dive.  Ultimately the coaches will make the right decision for each swimmer on an individual basis.

  • Regular attendance at training
  • Work hard in training, following sets and instructions
  • Can follow written sets and use the pace clock to work independently
  • Understands pacing and can demonstrate it during sets
  • To follow and/or initiate mobility before training
  • Enter Time Trials, Club Championships and Level 3 and 4 Meets
  • Compete in at least 200 IM and a range of strokes and distances up to and including 400m
  • Enter North Midlands
  • To achieve one or more Cheshire Times (link to latest Cheshire times - 2022 Times as a guide)