How can I apply for LTPC?

The LTPC has four selective training groups and through a collaborative process between both coaches and athletes aims to ensure athletes enter into environments that best supports them in developing both in and out of triathlon.

Athletes who would like to be considered for membership to any of the three selective squads should apply via the link at the bottom of the page.

Please note that applications for the 2020-21 academic year close on Friday 11th September at midnight.

 

Covid-19

In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, the selection process for the 2020-21 academic year will look subtly different. If government and University policy allows time trials and face to face interviews will still go ahead, but we will look at the 2019 season for competitive swim, run and triathlon performances.

Olympic Squad

Based on an initial assessment of performance standards and history within the sport, athletes will be invited to attend trials on the dates below.  Athletes meeting the minimum performance standards will then be invited to interviews, to help determine which group is most suitable to support your development.

Time trial dates (subject to government guidelines):

6th October 2020  –  50m and 400m swim TT

8th October 2020  –  1500m swim TT

10th October 2020  -   5km run - Long Eaton Park Run

Interview dates: Week commencing 12th October

Minimum performance standards

 

Run (5km)

Swim (400m)

Male

16:00 min

4:36 min

Female

18:30 min

4:55 min

There are no requirements for the 50m or 1500m swim, these are simply used for benchmarking.

Everyone is expected to attend the trials, including existing athletes (but excluding World Class Programme athletes). All athletes must achieve the minimum standards above to be put forward to the next stage of the trial process, in the form of face to face interviews. If you do not achieve the above times at the trials but have done so in the last 6 months (this must be verified) this will also be considered. Also, a run in a sprint distance triathlon may also be considered (but must be a verified 5k course), where the minimum standards will be 16:30 for males and 19:00 for females.

There will be no bike time trial as stand-alone cycling data will not be a limiting factor in relation to entry to LTPC, however, we will look at cycling results from each applicant’s recent triathlon races.

Paralympic Squad

The Paralympic squad primarily supports athletes on the World Class Performance programme and national talent squad. Based on applications successful athletes will be invited to interview with key coaching and support staff, to determine whether the Paralympic Squad is the right environment to help that athlete develop. Prospective athletes will be able to access squad training sessions for the first two weeks of the academic term, to help both the athlete and coaching staff get a better understanding before interviews take place.

Dates for interviews: Week commencing 12th October

Development Squad

Based on an initial assessment of performance standards and history within the sport, athletes will be invited to attend trials alongside the Olympic squad. Athletes that are near to the guideline performance standards will then be invited to interviews, to help determine which group is most suitable to support your development.

Athletes with a single discipline ‘super strength’ will also be considered, whether they have a background in triathlon or not.

Time trial dates (subject to government guidelines):

6th October 2020 – 50m and 400m swim TT

8th October 2020 – 1500m swim TT

10th October 2020 - 5km run - Long Eaton Park Run

Dates for interviews: Week commencing 12th October

Guideline performance standards

 

Run (5km)

Swim (400m)

Male

16:45 min

5:00 min

Female

20:00 min

5:15 min