Squad

Equipment All Squads: BR Cap & Goggles

Mini Squad

Emphasis: 

This squad signifies the change from the learn to swim program to squad training with an ongoing focus on good technique.

Swimmers will be introduced to:

  • streamlining;
  • tumble turns for freestyle;
  • other turns; and
  • racing dives

To be eligible:

  • Swim 25m of each stroke
  • Ability to exit 25m pool from bottom (Water Safety)
  • Tread water, in clothes, for 3 minutes (Water Safety)
  • Elementary dive start
  • Introductory starts and turns
  • I.M. with turns
  • Race simulation performed

Equipment:

Water Bottle, Kick Board and Pull Buoy

Skills Squad

Emphasis: 

This squad introduces the concept of fitness and competitive swimming whilst maintaining a strong emphasis on technique and stroke development. Swimmers will be introduced to:

  • using the pace clock;
  • training techniques and race skills;
  • reading training sets from the board; and
  • opportunities to represent the club at transition & regional organised meets.

To be eligible:

  • Confidently swim 50m of each stroke demonstrating sound technique;
  • Start and turn satisfactorily.

Equipment:
Water Bottle, Kick Board, Pull Buoy and Fin

Development Squad

Emphasis: 

This squad develops swimmer’s fitness, skills, technique and competitive practice. Swimmers will be introduced to:

  • nutrition concepts;
  • other supporting fitness and strength practices;
  • meet preparation;
  • opportunities to represent the club at development, regional and state organised meets.

To be eligible:

  • Confidently swim 100m of each stroke;
  • Swim in an organised squad training session;
  • Confidently use the pace clock; and
  • Independently complete training set

Equipment:

Water Bottle, Kick Board, Pull Buoy, Fins, Finger Paddles and Snorkel

Wizards Squad

Emphasis: 

This squad is aimed at swimmers who are capable of training at a higher level whether it be for competition or fitness or supporting involvement in other sports.  Swimmers will focus on:

  • Goal setting;
  • Nutrition;
  • Fitness and strength;
  • Aerobic capacity;
  • Meet preparation; and
  • If desired, opportunities to represent the club at external meets up to and including National Championships.

To be eligible:

  • Setting goals to identify what is hoped to be achieved from participating in this squad; and
  • Be capable of training consistently at a higher level.

Equipment:
Water Bottle, Kick Board, Pull Buoy, Fins, Hand Paddles,  Finger Paddles, Snorkel and Band