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Squad Criteria

Northallerton ASC trains 3 nights a week at Hambleton Leisure Centre and operates 5 main squads. Swimmers are placed in squads based on their ability which is assessed by the coaching using both test sets and subjective observations of swimmers.

This page has been designed to allow members of the club and potential new members to assess how swimmers can move up through the squads and lanes within the club. It is important to note that club coaches with the permission of the head coach can move children in lanes/squads sometimes against the criteria.

Below is a table summarising details of progression within Northallerton ASC. Most swimmers will progress inline with their physical development and maturation. Some swimmers may find them selves progressing quicker/slower than average, this is expected as everyone is different.

 

Squad Name Squad Coach Entry Criteria Commitment Criteria Testing Progression Criteria

Junior Otters Sam Davison Must be currently in NPTS Stage 5 with HDC
Minimum Age 6
  • Attend Sunday training
  • Attend the annual club championships
  • Continue swimming lessons with HDC
  • Bring hat, bottle, fins and goggles to training
  • 50% of training is around kick
NPTS Stages 5-7 Move to Junior Squad
Passed NPTS assessment for Stage 7
Junior Squad John Richards Passed NPTS assessment for Stage 7
Minimum Age 6
  • Attend 80% of training sessions available unless prior agreed with the squad coach.
  • Have a Positive Training Attitude
  • Attend the annual club championships
  • Attend Moors League fixtures when invited
  • Bring Hat, goggles, fins, kickboard and water bottle to training
  • 40% of training is around kick
NPTS Stage s 8-10
25m FC Sprint
Technical Analysis
Move to Junior Development

  • Passed NPTS assessment for Stage 10
  • Complete a legal 100m IM Complete a legal 200m FC and BC
  • Complete turns 10m to 10m legally for all 4 strokes
  • Complete starts to 10m for all 4 strokes

Move to Senior Squad
Passed NPTS assessment for Stage 10

Senior Squad Graham Lane Passed NPTS assessment for Stage 10
Minimum Age 10
  • Attend 80% of training sessions available unless prior agreed with the squad coach.
  • Attend the annual club championships
  • Attend Moors League fixtures when invited
  • Bring Hat, goggles, fins, kickboard and water bottle to training
  • Attend at least 1 open gala a year.
  • 40% of training is around kick
  • 25m FC Sprint
  • 12x 100m Consistant Swim
  • Turn analysis.
  • Technical Analysis 
Move to Development Squad
Meet either criteria for squads – likely to be Dev 1
Move to Masters Squad
Be aged over 18 years old and not wanting training commitment 5 times a week
Development Squad 3 Greg Ient 200m FC Time < 3:40.00
200m IM time < 4:00.00
6 x 100m FC consistantly having 3 fly kicks off the wall
8 x 50m IM Order Legally with turns
Complete 400m Kick in under 14mins
T15 > 27
Passed NPTS assessment for Stage 10
Minimum Age 10
  • Attend 80% of training sessions available unless prior agreed with the squad coach.
  • Attend 60% dryside sessions available
  • Attend a minimum of 3 open galas a year
  • Attend the annual club championshipsAttend Moors League fixtures when invited
  • Positive training attitude
  • Arrive to training 5mins early on poolside prior to training
  • Arrive with 1 water bottle for every hour of training
  • 30% of training is around kick
  • Technical Analysis
  • Sprint
  • 7 x 200 Step
  • Gala Times
  • Kick Test
Development Squad 2 Greg Ient 200m FC Time < 3:20.00 
200m IM time < 3:40.00
10 x 100m FC consistantly having 3 fly kicks off the wall
6 x 100m IM Legally with turns
Complete 400m Kick in under 10mins
T15 > 30
Passed NPTS assessment for Stage 10
Minimum Age 10
  • Attend 80% of training sessions available unless prior agreed with the squad coach.
  • Attend 60% dryside sessions available
  • Attend a minimum of 3 open galas a year
  • Attend the annual club championshipsAttend Moors League fixtures when invited
  • Positive training attitude
  • Arrive to training 5mins early on poolside prior to training
  • Arrive with 1 water bottle for every hour of training
  • 30% of training is around kick
  • Technical Analysis
  • T15
  • Sprint
  • 7 x 200 Step
  • Gala Times
  • Kick Test
Development Squad 1 Greg Ient 200m FC Time < 2:55.00 
200m IM time < 3:15.00
12 x 100m FC consistantly having 3 fly kicks off the wall
8 x 100m IM Legally with turns
Complete 400m Kick in under 9mins
T15 > 34
Passed NPTS assessment for Stage 10
Minimum Age 14
  • Attend 80% of training sessions available unless prior agreed with the squad coach.
  • Attend 60% dryside sessions available
  • Attend a minimum of 3 open galas a year
  • Attend the annual club championships
  • Attend Moors League fixtures when invited
  • Positive training attitude
  • Arrive to training 5mins early on poolside prior to training
  • Arrive with 1 water bottle for every hour of training
  • 30% of training is around kick
  • Technical Analysis
  • T15
  • Sprint
  • 12×100 Step
  • Gala Times
  • Kick Test
Progression to other clubs in the area
Masters
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