National Elite Squad is the most senior squad in the Edinburgh Leisure programme and is run with the support of Scottish swimming. This squad is by invitation only if the diver has gained the required scores and is made up of the Scottish Swimming National elite divers who train in Edinburgh. Divers are continually tested to remain on the squad and are expected to be committed to an exclusive training programme set by their coach whilst maintaining their fitness levels.
|Scottish National Elite Squad|
|Age||14 + years (guidelines only)|
|Training||Three to four wet sessions and two Dry sessions per week plus any additional training which takes place with Scottish Swimming|
|Duration||Timetable agreed with coaches|
|7.00 pm - 8.30 pm
5.00 pm - 7.30 pm
5.00 pm - 7.00 pm
3.30 pm - 5.30 pm (Dry Training)
10.00 am - 1.00 pm (Dry Training)
|Divers are encouraged to arrive 30 minutes before wet sessions to ensure a good warm up, and if possible to bring their own warm up mat|
|Requirements||Must achieve criteria set by acting National coach and National Diving Committee
These must be achieved at ASA or SASA competitions or approved GB events
Divers must meet the criteria at the end of each year and may be tested at any point throughout the year if the National Diving Committee wishes.
|Attendance||100% attendance and prompt punctuality is expected.|
|Attitude||Must be committed to following the programme set out by the coaches.
100% effort is expected at all times
Must be extremely highly motivated and committed to maintaining fitness levels
Will be competing on the British Age Group and Senior circuit, in Scotland, Great Britain as well as Internationally
|Aims||To produce National and International champions.
To be selected for British Diving elite programmes.
|Goals||These will be written by the divers, checked and agreed by the coach.
Long term and short term goals will be discussed with coaches.
|Key attributes||To achieve Scottish Squad Status a diver must have all the following attributes: