Talent Identification

Talent Identification

Despite the name, the majority of these sessions are focussed towards "developing talent".  That is to say they focus on developing attributes in swimmers that are considered indicators of talented individuals.  These sessions run on a 10 week basis as follows :

September - December (Christmas)
January       - March (Easter)
April            - June (End of Season)

At the end of each course the swimmers are tested to assess the adoption and development of the taught skills which is our first level of “Talent Identification”. Athletes meeting set criteria will be invited to attend Talent Development sessions.

“Include qualification standards and testing here”

Talent Identification sessions currently run in three locations across the province-

North-                  Magherafelt (Wednesdays)
South East-         Newry (Tuesdays)
South West-       Enniskillen (2 Sundays/month)

Clubs have the final say on who they send to these sessions and their decisions are fully supported by the Talent Identification coach. Swimmers are expected to maintain their current level of training with their clubs and supplement their training with the talent ID sessions.