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The Swim England North West Regional Pathway Programme has been running since January 2018. Continuing the success of the programme from previous years, the Swim England North West Management Board have approved a further years funding to run a programme in 2022-2023.
Swimmers invited onto this programme will receive the following opportunities; individuals strength and conditioning programmes, yoga and relaxation, sport psychology workshops, overseas competition, video analysis, physio screening.
When possible, swimmers will be invited to attend long course training at Manchester Aquatics Centre in addition to the support service sessions.
As part of the programme, the team are also discussing attending an international competition within the long course season, this will either be Flanders Competition in Antwerp, Belgium (usually held in January) or Berlin International (usually held in March).
The Regional Pathway Programme will continue to be based on a three-way partnership between Swim England North West Ltd, 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
o Top Ranked Swimmers (Long Course) of all Olympic Events.
o 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.
Selections will be sent out to athletes and coaches in due course.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org as they will also be eligible for the programme.