1 Direction County Pathway programme

The Programme

There are five key goals and objectives. These are:

Athlete Support

Goal: To develop athletes who can demonstrate world – leading technical, tactical, physical and psychological skills at each stage of the pathway.

Workforce Development

Goal: To deliver an innovative and progressive development pathway, (including licensing) which enables our coaches and other support staff (sports science and sports medicine (SSSM) practitioners, team managers etc) to acquire the appropriate skills and knowledge to become the best in the world.

Training and Competition Environments

Goal: To define, and help to create and support, quality and progressive training and competitive opportunities at all stages of the pathway.


Goal: To provide a sustainable and seamless link between Clubs, Networks, Counties, Regional bodies and British Swimming’s World Class programme to ensure that the Swim England Programmes are positioned at the centre of a fully aligned cohesive pathway.


Goal: To work collaboratively with key internal and external partners to enhance the quality of delivery.