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Loughborough Swimming Squad Selection Policy

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TEAM SELECTION CRITERIA 2018/2019

For the 2018/2019 season, group sizes have been set at 16 (Ian), 16 (Andi) and 24 (Matt).
If less than this number of athletes achieve the qualifying times for each group then spaces will be filled based on the criteria set out below.

  1. 1. ATHLETES ACHIEVING QUALIFYING TIMES

    1.1. First year students who achieve a qualifying time, as set out in Section 5 Table A, between 1-Sep 2017 and 31-Aug-18 will be offered a place on the team for the 2018/2019 season.

    1.2. Returning students who achieve a qualifying time, as set out in Section 5 Table B, between 1-Sep 2017 and 31-Aug-18 will be offered a place on the team for the 2018/2019 season.

    1.3. The Director of Swimming, in conjunction with the coaching staff, reserves the right to allocate places on the team to non-students (full time swimmers) if they have achieved a consideration time set out in Section 5 Table C between 1-Sep 2017 and 31-Aug-18. Athletes should discuss the possibility of securing a place on the team with one of the Coaching Staff.

  2. 2. ATHLETES NOT ACHIEVING QUALIFYING TIMES

    Where athletes have been unsuccessful in achieving a qualification time the remaining available places on the team will be filled based on the following criteria.

    2.1. Time Trials (Freshers only) taking place in October 2018 that are inside the Automatic time in Table A.

    2.2. Athletes ranked by highest FINA points event from performances between 1-Sep 2017 and 31-Aug 2018.

    2.3. Time Trials (Freshers only) ranked as a % from the Automatic time in Table A.

    2.4. Athletes who have been unable to train and/or compete in the 2017/2018 season either through placement years or other exceptional circumstances.

  3. 3. PARA ATHLETES

    Para Swimmers in classes S7 to S14 will be considered for a place in the programme based on achieving:

    3.1. A British Disability Points score at least 800 in a Paralympic event between 1-Sep 2017 and 31-Aug-18.

    3.2. A reference from the British Para Swimming Head Coach regarding future potential medal success at Paralympics.

  4. 4. GENERAL CONDITIONS

    All selections are subject to available places on team and where necessary will be prioritised at the discretion of the Director of Swimming in conjunction with the Coaching Staff.The team is made up of three squads:

    Performance (50m/100m/200m)
    Performance (100m/200m/400m/800m/1500m)
    National (All events)

    All athletes must sign and agree to the Loughborough University Performer Athlete Agreement, which governs your engagement in the Swimming programme for the 2018/2019
    season.

    Returning athletes must have demonstrated that they have met the programme commitment and athlete management requirements outlined below.

    4.1. Make a full commitment to all aspects of the Loughborough University Swimming programme.

    4.2. Understanding that being part of the team is a privilege and not a right.

    4.3. Fully support and contribute to the positive ethos and image of the Loughborough University Swimming programme.

    4.4. Taking responsibility for your own athletic development and performance, academic commitments/deadlines and performance lifestyle.

    4.5. Always displaying a positive attitude, challenging yourself to operate outside your comfort zone, valuing excellence, being punctual and actively seeking and giving feedback.

    Failure to meet any of the above may result in a swimmer being removed from their squad and/or asked to leave the programme.
    The Director of Swimming reserves the right to allocate places on the team to athletes that contribute to the overall goals of the programme and/or demonstrate the qualities required to be a positive member of the Loughborough University Swimming team.

  5. 5. QUALIFYING TIMES

    TABLE A

    Male Female
    Performance Squad (Consideration) National Squad (Automatic) Event Performance Squad (Consideration) National Squad (Automatic)
    23.37 24.04 50 Free 26.19 26.94
    51.38 52.84 100 Free 57.65 59.29
    1:53.12 1:56.35 200 Free 2:04.61 2:08.17
    3:59.56 4:06.40 400 Free 4:23.10 4:30.62
    8:18.03 8:32.25 800 Free 9:04.49 9:20.04
    15:58.43 16:25.81 1500 Free 17:21.64 17:51.40
    1:03.37 1:05.18 100 Breast 1:10.96 1:12.99
    2:17.67 2:21.60 200 Breast 2:33.21 2:37.58
    54.90 56.47 100 Fly 1:01.40 1:03.16
    2:03.14 2:06.66 200 Fly 2:16.26 2:20.15
    56.76 58.38 100 Back 1:03.64 1:05.46
    2:04.48 2:08.03 200 Back 2:18.11 2:22.05
    2:06.23 2:09.84 200 IM 2:20.08 2:24.08
    4:30.79 4:38.53 400 IM 4:57.21 5:05.70

    TABLE B

    Male Female
    Performance Squad National Squad Event Performance Squad National Squad
    22.92 24.04 50 Free 25.68 26.94
    50.40 52.84 100 Free 56.55 59.29
    1:50.96 1:56.35 200 Free 2:02.24 2:08.17
    3:54.99 4:06.40 400 Free 4:18.09 4:30.62
    8:08.54 8:32.25 800 Free 8:54.12 9:20.04
    15:40.17 16:25.81 1500 Free 17:01.80 17:51.40
    1:02.16 1:05.18 100 Breast 1:09.61 1:12.99
    2:15.04 2:21.60 200 Breast 2:30.29 2:37.58
    53.86 56.47 100 Fly 1:00.23 1:03.16
    2:00.80 2:06.66 200 Fly 2:13.66 2:20.15
    55.68 58.38 100 Back 1:02.43 1:05.46
    2:02.11 2:08.03 200 Back 2:15.48 2:22.05
    2:03.83 2:09.84 200 IM 2:17.41 2:24.08
    4:25.64 4:38.53 400 IM 4:51.55 5:05.70

    TABLE C

    Non-Student Consideration Times
    Male Event Female
    22.47 50 Freestyle 25.18
    48.93 100 Freestyle 54.90
    1:47.73 200 Freestyle 1:58.68
    3:48.15 400 Freestyle 4:10.57
    7:54.31 800 Freestyle 8:38.56
    15:12.79 1500 Freestyle 16:32.04
    1:00.35 100 Breakstroke 1:07.58
    2:11.11 200 Breaststroke 2:25.91
    52.29 100 Butterfly 58.48
    1:57.28 200 Butterfly 2:09.77
    54.06 100 Backstroke 1:00.61
    1:58.55 200 Backstroke 2:11.53
    2:00.22 200 IM 2:13.41
    4:17.90 400 IM 4:43.06

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