Our Regional Swimming Hub programme includes a Swimmer Development Pathway which is designed to support our club programmes through the provision of additional support for identified swimmers. The Pathway provides a great opportunity to bring together the top swimmers and coaches in our region, providing combined training and education programmes and the opportunity to have some fun as our swimmers are challenged with new concepts and activities.
With the arrival in January of our new Hub Head Coach, Darren Ward, we’ve been looking at all the programmes that form part of our Regional Swimming Hub programme to ensure they are supporting swimmers at the right stages of their development. And as a result, we’ve finalised a Swimmer Development Pathway which we believe will support identified swimmers to achieve their competitive goals. In doing this, we have amended the qualification standards for the previous squads that operated within the Waikato. Our new Swimmer Development Pathway includes the following squads –
Attached is the selection criteria for the three top squads (Pathway / Potential / TAPs) which includes an overview of the Squad programmes.
Please note that the Swimmer Development Pathway starts with our XLR8 Achievers Club and attached is a brochure providing more information about this programme.
A few things to note –
Hopefully the attached is self-explanatory but if you have any questions, please just ask.
In this short video Darren Ward explains what is required for our Pathway, Potential and TAPS squads.