The Regional Pathway Programme will be ran as a trial for 6 months in 2018, building on previous successful programmes delivered out of Manchester by offering long course training alongside various support services. As a Regional Programme, this will link in with the England Programmes Regional and County Programme, as well as the Regional skills/stroke camps, Coach Development and Young Volunteer Development Days.
The Regional Pathway Programme is based on a 3 way partnership between Swim England North West Region, City of Manchester Aquatics and Manchester City Council. There will be a stringent evaluation of the programme based on a number of objectives. Evaluation and feedback will be provided to the Swim England North West Swimming Management Group and Regional Board.
Swimmers will have access to 2 long course training sessions, whilst also being offered various support services; including physiotherapy, nutrition, lifestyle advice, biomechanics/video analysis, physiology and psychology.
Upon completion of the 6 month trial, the Swimming Management Group and Regional Board will decided whether to extend the programme or not. If deemed successful, a proposal may be generated to support similar programmes across the region. Consideration and approval of this programme may be granted by the Swimming Management Group and Regional Board.