Our Squads

Our club has 7 different swimming squads. We welcome all swimmers and although we are primarily a competitive swimming club, some of our swimmers, use swimming to help improve their fitness and readiness for sports such as water polo and triathalons, and we have two squads designated for this

 

COACHES assess each swimmer and will choose which squad and number of sessions an athlete is suited or ready for.

 

Please look though the information below to find out more about each squad. No board shorts or rashies are permitted as this interferes with technique development.

Fitness squads

Junior Sailfish

This squad is ideal for primary school aged swimmers who are transitioning from Learn to Swim or wish to work on technique for swimming carnivals or to improve fitness for other sports. The aim is to improve their swimming in a safe, fun and non-competitive environment. This program is a key part of our pathway and supports kids with basic swimming skills as they continue their swimming journey.

Age: Between the age of 6-12

Ability: Minimum of Stage 5 Learn to Swim or School swimming / Vacswim. Ability to swim 50m continuously. Demonstration of correct technique in freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke, particularly frog kick.

Training: Approx. 1km per 45 min session, working on competitive stroke correction and building fitness.

Commitment: Between 1 and 2 sessions per week. Please ensure you are on time for your chosen session day/s. It is ideal to arrive at the pool 5 -10 minutes early and be ready with your equipment. Late swimmers will not be allowed to enter the pool.

Equipment Requirements: Long fins, goggles, club swim cap.

Competitive swimming squads

Piranhas

Age: Generally between 6-12 years with a desire to correct stroke and/or increase fitness

 

Ability: Demonstration of correct technique in freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke, particularly frog kick.

 

Training: approx. 1km per session working on competitive stroke correction and building fitness

 

Commitment: Please ensure you are on time for your chosen session day. It is ideal to arrive at the pool 5 -10 minutes early and be ready with your equipment. Late swimmers will not be allowed to enter the pool.

 

Equipment Requirements: Long fins, goggles, club swim cap

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