Regional Pathway Programme (2020-2021 Online)

The Swim England North West Regional Pathway Programme has been running since January 2018. Upon successful completion of the trial and first year, the Swim England North West Management Board have approved a further years funding to run a programme in 2020-2021.

Due to the current pandemic and government restrictions, the Regional Pathway Programme will be ran online, with support service sessions being delivered via zoom. These will include: physiotherapy, nutrition, biomechanics, physiology, strength and conditioning, performance lifestyle and sport psychology.

The Regional Pathway Programme will continue to be based on a three way partnership between Swim England North West Region, City of Manchester Aquatics Swim Team and Manchester City Council.

Swimmers selected for this programme have been considered by the following process:

Expression of Interest from athlete with support of their home coach

    • Top FINA points based on Rankings (Long and Short Course) of all Olympic Events.
    • Wild Card Option – at the discretion of the Swimming Management Group and Coaching Team

All places are allocated on a first come first served basis.

Wild Card Option 

If you feel that you have a swimmer who would be eligible for the wild card option, please send a request to with a summary as to why they should be considered for the programme. Please note that swimmers will need to be above the age of 14, exceptional circumstances may be considered.

Please note that all wild card entries must have the full support of the home coach.

New Swimmer to the Region

If you have a swimmer who meets the criteria above and has recently moved into the Region, please email their name to as they will also be eligible for the programme.


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