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HORIZON PE DEPT
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Swim Trials
Swim Squad Trials Years 3-6
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Welcome back, we hope that you all had a fabulous summer break and are looking forward to getting back into the pool. Please find below the swim trial dates for years 3 – 6. We will be inviting years 1 and 2 later in the term.

If your unable to attend the set year group trial there are two catch up sessions which are open to all year groups.

The selection process is outlined below. If your child is chosen you will be able to refer to the new PE Sporting Handbook once it’s released.

 

Swim Squad Selection Process 2018-2019

Swim Trial Dates

Year 6 Sunday the 9th September – 6.30am-7.25am

Year 5 Monday the 10th September-6.30am-7.25am

Year 4 Tuesday the 11th September-6.30am-7.25am

Year 3 Wednesday the 12th September-6.30am-7.25am

Catch up Thursday the 13th September -6.30am-7.25am

Catch up Thursday the 13th September- 1pm-2pm

 

 

All children will be required to swim 25m front crawl, 25m backstroke, 25m breaststroke and 25m butterfly from years 3 and 4.

All children will be required to swim 50m front crawl, 50m backstroke, 50m breaststroke and 25m butterfly from years 5 and 6.

The fastest boy and girl swimmers from each stroke, for each year group will be selected for the A squad. The next three fastest girls and boys in front crawl swimmers will also be selected for the A squad, (these swimmers will take part in the swim squad league and will be working on improving their times to keep them in the A squad).

The second fastest boy and girl swimmers from each stroke (not including swimmers who are already in the A squad), for each year group will be selected for the B squad along with the next three fastest front crawl swimmers, (these swimmers will be required to swim in the B swim league galas and will be working on improving their times to catch the A squad swimmers)

All other swimmers that are competent to swim the strokes without floatation aids will qualify for the development squad. (these children will not take part in any of the swim galas and will instead be working on developing their stroke technique, times, and confidence to make swim squad later in the year or in the next academic year).

Please note that all swimmers will be timed periodically through the year and therefore there will be chances for movement UP and DOWN the squads.

The children will be notified by letter if they are successful.

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