General Squad Information
The squad can be joined at any time during the year. Depending on the swimmer’s squad level, multiple sessions are offered both in the mornings and afternoons.
In addition to building fitness and refining the swimmer’s stroke technique, we also provide a swimming club to further the swimmer’s skills in racing, including marshalling, starting and turning. During the swimming seasons the club also provides a qualified referee and starter at club nights to help with swimmers refinement of the racing rules.
For more information please check the Club Noticeboard or ask the receptionist to point you in the direction of one of the helpful swimming club parents.
The process to join the squad is:
- Either email firstname.lastname@example.org with a brief outline of your child’s swimming history or contact the office on (02) 4646 1699 and the receptionist will organise an assessment (suitable for both the coach and yourself).
- During the assessment the coach with discuss with you the relevant points from your email and advise you on the squad levels and sessions that would best suit your child and their needs.
- Arrangements can be made at this time to organise a trial in the suggested squad level.
- After the assessment one of the receptionists will explain the fee structure and timetable.
Fees range between $52.00 a month (Development Squad, once a week) to $100.00 a month (Gold Squad).
Development squad consists of up to three 45 minute sessions a week. Sessions are designed to introduce swimmers to swimming in a squad environment, teach them the necessary skills such as understanding swim sets, and prepare them to compete at school swimming carnivals. Sessions are supervised by Rod in a social, team environment.
Bronze Squad consists of up to six one hour pool sessions per week. It is designed to set the foundations for competitive swimming with the aim of progressing swimmers through the school swimming system or towards metropolitan and state qualification. Sessions are supervised by Rod in a squad format with the use of the pace clock. General Aerobic Fitness, Technique and Skills are developed at this level, including reading the session on the squad board and mixing and communicating with other squad members.
Silver Squad consists of up to eight 90 minute pool sessions per week, depending on the swimmers age, as well as an introduction to sport specific dry land work. Sessions are designed as an early development towards National Age Qualification or for swimmers who are highly motivated to train and compete. Sessions are designed to teach swimmers higher level technique and skills, whilst developing Aerobic and Endurance capacities in a social team environment.
Gold Squad sessions are proposed at the coaches’ discretion as this squad looks to develop each individual within a strong social and team environment. Sessions are run by Rod and are designed to develop all areas of fitness, technique and skill to progress individuals to their highest potential.