County Development Programme 2021
2021 sees a return to swimming and more recently competition, and we are keen to return to the County Development programme as soon as possible. The county development programme is the first phase of the Swim England talent pathway.
Participants will be selected using criteria set out below and selections are based on the highest rankings achieved during 2021, either through Level x competition or though licensed meets from 12th April to 2021 through to 8th August 2021. Participants are published in the table below.
Matt Smart (County Coach and Programme Lead) will be holding a face to face one day camp, date to be confirmed but anticipated for early October, to be held at the American Community School in Cobham (subject to availability).
Linking our aquatic alignment through the pathway will help our swimmers become more streamlined with better push offs, underwater phase and the 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 based training is based on developing athleticism and encouraging a good movement pattern on the land and translating this to the water.
A maximum of 36 (18 Male – 18 Females) will be selected to attend a one day County Development day camp. Swim England rankings database will be used for selection purposes. Both level x and licensed meets rankings will be used.
The highest ranked 11 year old Male and Female (age as at 31 December 2021), in each event; 50m, 100m, 200m Events, and 400m Free. If the highest ranked swimmer has been selected from an event, we will go to the 2nd, 3rd, 4th ranked swimmer until we reach 6th place. Further wildcard selections will be made from 2nd, 3rd and then 4th etc ranked swimmers until maximum numbers per camp are achieved, where swimmers have equal ranking, selections will be made according to FINA Point Scores. Selections will be made from Short Course times which are congruent with the 2021 County Summer Meet and level x competitions held during 2021.
All attendees are asked to pay a fee of £15.00 to contribute to the costs of the camp, and is payable in advance of attending. The camp is heavily subsidised by Surrey County Swimming ASA.
If a swimmer is unable to attend the day camp, this must be advised no later than two weeks following the publication of the team date so an alternative swimmer may be selected. This is to maximise the benefit that can be obtained from this camp.
Matt Smart and Julie Burvill
|Alexis Barton-Lake||Guildford City SC||Jessica Butler||Guildford City SC|
|Ami Jones||Leatherhead SC||Lauren Ward||Epsom District SC|
|Anna Pirlici||Epsom District SC||Lucy Douglas||Guildford City SC|
|Chloe Woollacott||Epsom District SC||Lucy Wheeler||Woking SC|
|Darcey Arnold||Elmbridge Pheonix SC||Marnie Baker||Epsom District SC|
|Ella Humphries||Guildford City SC||Scarlett Sheppard||Guildford City SC|
|Emilia Russell||Kingston Royals SC||Sofia Paul||Guildford City SC|
|Emily Collins||Guildford City SC||Tabitha Herman||Leatherhead SC|
|Evie Owen||Woking SC||Verity Larwood||Woking SC|
|Abdullah Dar||Guildford City SC||Ken Ukeje||SouthWest Londonfin|
|Alex Burd||Sutton & Cheam||Niko Kosovic||Southwark Aquatics|
|Alexander Young||Leatherhead SC||Rex Knight||Guildford City SC|
|Brennan Coletta||Guildford City SC||Ryan Dekker||Leatherhead SC|
|Dallas Nourse||Sutton & Cheam||Sam Dixon||Epsom District SC|
|Danyal Hayat||Dorking SC||Sebastian Bartlett||Guildford City SC|
|Dmitry Belonogoff||Guildford City SC||Teo Sorel||Croydon Amphibians SC|
|Frederick Browne||Guildford City SC||William Rispin||South Croydon SC|
|Harry Robinson||Kingston Royals SC||Yash Roul||Guildford City SC|
Swimmers will be notified through their clubs. The date of the camp is still being finalised, and we will communicate this to you, via your club and the Surrey County ASA website as soon as this becomes available. We are aiming to hold this one day camp during a weekend in October