Due to the current evolving COVID-19 circumstances, the NDTP ID Team selection process for the 2020 season has been postponed until further notice. At a point when the path forward for naming future ID Teams has been determined, the revised criteria will be communicated and posted at the earliest opportunity.

The Swimming Canada National Development Team Program focuses on the identification and development of talent for the purpose of progression to the Senior National Team and International podium success. ID Teams are determined by long course performances only for the purposes of recognition, reward and potential programming opportunities.

Target Groups:
Four Age Categories will be recognized for each gender.

As of December 31st, 2020:

Female 16 years (2004) Male 17 years (2003)
15 years (2005) 16 years (2004)
14 years (2006) 15 years (2005)
13 years (2007) 14 years (2006)

The following points describe the procedures and conditions wherein “ID” Teams are determined:

• Swimming Canada ID Teams will be named based only on Long Course performances
• Swimmers will be ranked according to the Swimming Canada National Development Program times

1. Spring Selection
ID Teams will be named in May based on LC performances from Canadian competitions achieved during the Spring peak performance window – March – April 2020.

2. Summer additions
Swimmers will be added to the ID Teams based on LC performances from Canadian competitions or attained while competing on a Canadian National Team achieved during the Summer peak performance window – July-August 2020.

NOTE – Being named to an “ID Team” does not automatically qualify a swimmer for selected National Development Team Program initiatives.

Relay Selection:
An 8 member Relay Pool will be named for Male and for Female 100 and 200 Freestylers. The pool will consist of the top 8 male swimmers and top 8 female swimmers in the 100 and 200 Freestyle from all age categories in the ID Team Target age range.

Name Resource
2020 ID Team Times ID-Team-Times-October-11-2019.pdf