Derventio eXcel – DX

Derventio eXcel is the Elite Performance Swim Squad for Derbyshire. Chesterfield Swimming Club work closely with DX to promote the performance pathway in the north of the county and deliver the DX programme for 15 swimmers at the Chesterfield hub. A further nine promising young swimmers in the Derventio eXcel Development Squad (DXDS) are given additional training time to ensure they have the opportunities they need to reach their potential and gain selection to the full DX Squad. DX and DXDS swimmers are drawn from Chesterfield SC and others clubs whose swimmers can access the Chesterfield-hub training venues.


DX Chesterfield Hub Selection Criteria

All invitations are for one competitive season only. All swimmers are subject to review in June of each year where they will be re-invited if they meet the required standards.

Upon acceptance of an invitation all swimmers will be expected to commit to having the attendance, attitude, effort and behaviour of a performance level swimmer.


Following the launch of the Chesterfield Hub for Derventio eXcel in November 2011, the following criteria apply for consideration for the full squad:


Derventio eXcel Development Squad (DXDS) was introduced to provide Age Group swimmers additional training opportunities that their home club or current squad currently cannot. DXDS is available to Age Group swimmers only based on age for the next ASA Nationals. The following criteria apply for consideration for DXDS: All decisions are subject to coaches’ discretion and achieving the above criteria does not guarantee you a place.

Katie Gage – Derventio eXcel Development Squad and Chesterfield SC