High level overview of Squads (See BPSC Squad Criteria document for full details)
Gold 1 14+ yrs
Club set qualifying times. Minimum 7 sessions/week
Gold 2 12 -
Club set qualifying times. Minimum 6 sessions/week
Gold 3 9 – 13yrs
County qualifying times. Minimum 5 session per week.
Silver 1 Silver 1 =14+yrs
County qualifying times. Minimum 5 session per week
Silver 2 Silver 2 = 10yrs – 13yrs
County qualifying times. Minimum 4 session per week
For ASA Cat2 registered competitive swimmers without QT times for Gold Squads
Bronze 1 & 2 Bronze 1 =14+yrs Bronze 2 =11yrs – 13yrs
Minimum 1 session per week
These Squads are comprised of competitive swimmers who cannot commit to the attendance criteria for the Gold or Silver squads and also for those swimmers who may not wish to compete on a regular basis.
The Masters & Junior Masters Squad is a combination of competitive and non-
Development 1 & 2 8yrs – 11yrs
Minimum sessions: Dev1 = 4, Dev2 = 3
For those swimmers who have been identified as showing early potential
The Academy section of BPSC forms the starting point of the young swimmers experience in the sport and is aimed at being enjoyable and fun whilst being challenging and rewarding and preparing young swimmers for their move into the competitive squad pathway of the club.