Code of conduct
All swimmers selected for HST Squads will be asked to sign a statement of commitment to our code of conduct. The details of this can be found here..
Squads are usually selected on 1st September however the HST Lead Performance Development Coach, in liaison with the Home club lead coach, can make selections at other times with a 6 monthly review the norm.
You must be an active and committed member of a Highland Swim Team Home Club and applications can only be submitted by the club coach.
This squad is the top squad within the HST structure. By this definition is it expected athletes with be of good quality in technique; show a growth mindset when dealing with setbacks and challenges; and be an exemplar team player.
The major competitive focus in this squad will be the National Open Championships in December; the British Open Championships in April and the British Summer meet in August.
Training availability for an athlete within this squad will be at the following times at the Inverness Aquadome:
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* Each athlete will have their own timetable of session attendance dependant on stage of development and location
** Failure to adhere to a minimal of 80% attendance of their timetable without just cause (illness, injury or exams) will call for a review of their squad status.
*** Each session an athlete does not attend, notification, FROM THE ATHLETE, must be given to the coach as to why attendance is not adhered or it will be marked as an unauthorised absence.
To gain CONSIDERATION for the squad an athlete must complete the following:
2 of the following:
Must complete 1 x 200m kick, of any kind, in under 3 minutes.
1 long course time from the following:
* Times are subject to change on an annual basis. New standards for following August will be published in November of year previous.
Review / Exit strategy
Once accepted into the Performance Elite Squad you must sign your training agreement and train with HST on a regular basis.
Your training agreement is structured to suit each club.
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