Devon Tour - Selection Criteria


Dates for the 2017 Tour are 30th July-4 or 5th August (TBC) 2017

Age of swimmers: 

10yrs, 11 yrs & 12 yrs, age as at 31st Dec of year of Tour
Number of swimmers: 6 each age group, both male & female, max total 36 swimmers
Selection made by: Head Coach of the Club
Swimmers Eligible: 1) Must have been a member of the club since the 1st August of the year preceding the Tour (i.e. for 2017 Tour must have been a member since 1st August 2016)
2) Renewed their membership by the 1st February of the year of the tour.


Selection Criteria

1. Selection is made from Sprint Night Times only. Selected swimmers must have competed in a minimum of one sprint night since 1st August 2016-28th February 2017.
2. First draft of selections made from October, November & December Sprint Nights 2016 plus Jan & February 2017.
3. The Team is to be selected from swimmers who have made themselves available. Availability forms need to be completed by 18th February 2017 and returned to Rikki Morris. 

Order of priority for selection:
1) Those swimmers who have not been on the tour in previous years
2) Those that have been on the tour once
3) Those that have been on the tour twice

The fastest swimmers in each stroke are selected that amounts to the fastest accumulative time for a 100m IM.
The other two places are given to the next two fastest swimmers on front crawl.
Swimmers monthly training session attendance will be taken into consideration and a base of 60% attendance will be used.

Swimmers to confirm selection place by sending the Club Membership Secretary the Club membership for 2017 by 1st February 2016 and the tour organisers a non refundable £50 deposit by the date on the selection letter. After this date a reminder letter will be sent and if no payment as above received by the last date reserves will be invited. 
All selections have to be approved by the Tour Organiser & Team Managers

A meeting will be held with all parents of potential swimmers.

In the event of a query over selection please contact the Head Coach of the Club Adam Ruckwood
In the event of a query over the organisation of the tour please contact the Tour Organiser Calie Smith

Availability forms can be downloaded HERE
Updated: 23/02/17

Cold Swims! by Adam Ruckwood on 2016-10-24
Excellent job on Saturday from the Senior Elite swimmers and their cold swims - a max effort swim at 6am with no warm-up. 6 swimmers within 3% of their PBs - great job!

Race Simulation by Adam Ruckwood on 2016-06-09
Nice job yesterday from Senior Elite with their Race Simulation day - fast swimming guys!

Solihull invitation Gala by Steve Burke on 2016-03-12
Our first opurtunity to see how we performed as a team we had no good swims only great ones. With 24 1st 12 2nd 7 3rd places and 2 DQs we won with 243 points 24 points ahead of Rugby and 41 points ahead of Solihull . Thanks to Mel Mcwhirter for team managing no mean task on your own. Well done!

100 Challenge by Paul Wilson on 2016-02-11
Big effort tonight from HA1 and JP, congrats especially to Niall going 40 100s! #fastswimming

#fastswimming by Paul Wilson on 2016-02-10
HA1 loving life with a max kick set, they love kick so much! Booooom!!

Great Week for Junior Elite by Rikki Morris on 2016-01-30
Excellent session this morning from Junior Elite! And great way to end a hard week of work! Well Done!

Go Alex by Adam Ruckwood on 2016-01-26
Alex Carroll showing all the Senior Elite lads the way tonight with his 10.5 for 25m underwater kick with fins - boom! Charlie Waddingham not happy.......!

Great Session HA2! by Jessica Ford on 2015-11-24
A big well done to HA2 who put in their best effort this evening. One of the toughest sets weve done so far!

Junior Elite by Rikki Morris on 2015-11-11
Great session from Junior Elite tonight! The best threshold session weve done all season! Excellent work!

Coloured achievers by Steve Burke on 2015-11-01
Well done coloured achievers 3k today looked impressive and you all worked hard . Just remember fual just like all engines ensures they keep running so bring and drink plenty.

Ginger north trophy gala by Steve Burke on 2015-10-24
Well done to all swimmers who swam at leamington tonight there were some good hard swims and some great come backs . Well done guys lets build on this for the future . Thanks to the team managers who got all swimmers to the right place at the right time well done .

Great set HA1 by Paul Wilson on 2015-10-21
Great job from HA1 tonight, tough kick test, no backing down! Good job!!

Happy Birthday Abs by Adam Ruckwood on 2015-10-08
Big happy 17th birthday to Abi Humphreys - 40x100 Free at 5.30am this morning was my gift to her! Enjoy!!

Coaches Blogs by Adam Ruckwood on 2015-09-11
All of the coaches will soon have access to put their blogs on here, maybe it will be about something they have seen, something their groups have done. Keep your eyes peeled

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