The county development programme is the first phase of the Swim England talent pathway.
2020 sees the third year of Surrey County ASA development camps. Participants will be selected using criteria set out in the Swim England talent pathway programme. Selections are based on the highest rankings achieved between Sunday 1 September 2019 and Sunday 1 March 2020.
Because the county development camps fall under the ‘public gathering’ category, the Swim England talent team has advised us to cancel the remaining camps for the year.
The camps will take place on Sunday 17 May – Zoom; Sunday 7 June – Cancelled; Sunday 6 September – Zoom ; and Sunday 11 October – Cancelled at ACS Cobham International School.
|Felix Boyd||Leander SC||Beatrix Binding||Farnham SC|
|Frederik Duetoft||Leatherhead SC||Freyja Bourne-Waterhouse||Epsom District SC|
|Stuart Evans||Sutton & Cheam SC||Ethel Butler||Dulwich Dolphins|
|Victor Fente-Damers||Elmbridge Phoenix SC||Astrid Facius||Wandsworth SC|
|Thomas Heaton||Sutton & Cheam SC||Freya Bennett||Guildford City SC|
|Ernie Hill||Wandsworth SC||Daisy Johnson||Guildford City SC|
|Ryaan Li Nim Nok||Epsom District SC||Lily Johnson||Guildford City SC|
|Oliver Linehan||Guildford City SC||Annabel Joint||Leander SC|
|Sami Mehdi||Godalming SC||Elizabeth King||Barnes SC|
|Thomas Melville||Woking SC||Elizabete Kuduma||Barnes SC|
|Dylan Odeleye||Croydon Amphibians||Lilly Lambert||Epsom District SC|
|Theo Payton||Elmbridge Phoenix SC||Jessica Ottey||Guildford City SC|
|Roman Peretti||Epsom District SC||Keira Oxley||Guildford City SC|
|Stanley Phillips||Redhill & Reigate SC||Elodie Pearcey||Haslemere SC|
|Will Radford||Guildford City SC||Sofia Stoyanova||Dulwich Dolphins|
|Galahad Reeve||Woking SC||Caiden Stuart||Woking SC|
|Finlay Richardson||Guildford City SC||Lexi Taylor||Guildford City SC|
|Nathan Van Maaren||Epsom District SC||Isabella Warren||Elmbridge Phoenix SC|
Linking our aquatic alignment through the pathway will help our swimmers become more streamlined with better push-offs, underwater phase and transition into strokes. Also included are technique sessions on rotational/long-axis strokes (backstroke and front crawl) and anti-rotational/short-axis strokes (butterfly and breaststroke). Land training is based on developing athleticism, encouraging good movement patterns to transfer into the water.
A maximum of 36 swimmers (18 male, 18 female) will be selected to attend three one-day county development camps.
The Swim England rankings database will be used for selection purposes.
Only times achieved between Sunday 1 September 2019 and Sunday 1 March 2020 will be considered.
The highest ranked 11-year-old male and female (born 2009) in each event competed at the county championships.
Further selections will be made from second- and third-ranked swimmers until camp numbers are filled.
Where swimmers have an equal ranking, selections will be made according to FINA Points.
Selections will be made from long-course times, which are congruent with the 2020 county championships.
Swimmers will be selected for their camp based on the county championship they entered and competed in at least one event.
As per the Swim England talent pathway programme, it is anticipated that selected swimmers will attend all three camps.
If a swimmer is unable to attend all three, the county coach and team manager must be informed beforehand as an alternative swimmer may be selected. This is to maximise the benefit from the camps.
Matt Smart, county coach and programme lead, and Julie Burvill, team manager