Regional Squad criteria for the 2018/2019
Please find attached the Final Regional Squad Criteria for the 2018/2019 season.
The programme is aligned with the revised National Squad criteria and you will note that the criteria is very similar to this season’s, with the added expectations that athletes will attend your Regional Championship events. We hope that you see this as an additional positive!
The qualification times are adjusted in relation to the ‘On Tack’ system and the age groups are now further aligned on a gender and event specific basis which we feel makes this an even more robust system than the one currently in place.
We have also split the programme into a Core (on-shore) and Supplementary (off-shore) programme. The Core programme is the mandatory element for athletes accepting their place and we believe that the athlete subscriptions that each Region receives will pay for this Core element in full. The Supplementary element provides regions with a licence to consider their own finances in relation to the level of support that they wish to offer athletes on this part of the programme, which is optional to athletes. In this sense, Regions may choose to fully fund, part subsidise or provide no financial input for athletes into this part of the programme. This decision can be made autonomously on a Region by Region basis.
Leinster Regional Squads 2017-2018
Leinster swimming is delighted to announce the Regional squads for the 2017-2018 season.
The 3 squads - Level 1 - Regional Skills Academy, Level 2 - Regional Development Squad and Level 3 - Regional Pathway Squads were selected based on the criteria below. Further information can be seen on the following Swim Ireland website link
The process for selection for the Regional Development and Pathway squads was as set out in the Regional Squad Programme 2017-2018 document previously circulated:
1. Athletes to achieve one or more of the published Consideration Standards between 1st January 2017 – 31st August 2017
In the case where more than the maximum number of athletes within a Region achieve one of the standards, the athletes will be ranked as a percentage inside of the standard, to the maximum squad size
3. In the case where less than the maximum number of athletes within a Region achieve a Consideration Standard, the top ranked athlete in each Region (in each age group and in Olympic events only) may be added at the discretion of the selectors, ranked as a percentage outside of the standard, to the maximum squad size.
The process for selection for the Regional skills academy was as set out in the Regional Squad Programme 2017-2018 document previously circulated:
1. Athletes ranked top 6 in the 200m IM per age group in each Region
Athletes ranked top 3 per age group in each Region in a minimum of 2 events (Olympic events only) as of 31st August 2017
Athletes ranked top 8 per age group Nationally in a minimum of 2 events (Olympic events only) as of 31st August 2017 .
Any swimmer wishing to take their place on the squad should fill in and submit the application form here
There are fees for these squads which are detailed in the link above.
Further information will be sent to the swimmer once they have confirmed they are accepting their place on the squad.
Would clubs please distribute this notification to their members.
Team managers to work with regional squad programmes
We are looking for team managers to work with the regional squad programmes starting in September.
Some further information and a form outlining the activities of the programme are attached.
If you are interested in becoming involved, could you please fill in the form and return to Niamh McDonnell by September 6th.
National Squad and Regional Squad Programmes - 2017-18
Please find attached the National Squad and Regional Squad Programmes for the 2017-2018 season, commencing from September 2017. I would hope that the content is self-explanatory but for any issues that arise that are not explicitly covered in the content, e-mail enquires can be sent to email@example.com
An updated and associated 2017-2018 Season Plan is also attached for your reference. Please discard older versions of this plan
I look forward to seeing our athletes perform at National and International levels this summer.
Jon Rudd MSc
National Performance Director (Swimming & Diving)
Office: +353 1 625 1129
Leinster Technical Committee 2017-2018
Fran Ronan - Chair