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Sara Hilton, Ross Arnott and 1 other like this.

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Geoff Wood said:

Always an issue and that's why there need to be clear criteria for progression and, in my opinion, where possible not necessarily speed related. British Swimming talk about skill but all 'selections' and 'medals' are speed ranked so a good big one beats a good little one. Not sure what the answer is but we need to find a way of ensuring the late developing likes of Adam Peatty succeed because of the system not in spite of it, as at present

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Adrian Davies said:

One thing that I like about swimming at my son's club, is the fact that children are streamed according to their ability. There are options for competitive, semi competitive and just training with no races/galas. This allows children to find a level they best enjoy. This also means that children are only able to compare themselves against their group peers in a relatively narrow band.

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