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 will be focusing on the transition from junior swimming to youth swimming. It is expected that each athlete within this group understand the expectations and pressures that is involved with performance swimming at a high level. It is also expected that they play a major role in leading and assisting within HST training and their home club’s training in creating a strong and positive team ethos.
The major competitive focus of this squad will be the National Open in December; the National Age groups or British Open in April; and the National Summer or British Age groups in July.
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:
3 of the following:
Must complete 1 x 200m kick of any kind in under 3 minutes 30 seconds
2 of 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 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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