Squads

Equipment All Squads: BR Cap & Goggles

Mini Squad
Emphasis:To be eligible:
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.
• 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:To be eligible:
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.
• Confidently swim 50m of each stroke demonstrating sound technique;
• Start and turn satisfactorily.

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

Development Squad
Emphasis:To be eligible:
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.
• Confidently swim 100m of each stroke;
• Swim in an organised squad training session;
• Confidently use the pace clock; and
• Independently complete training sets.

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

Wizards Squad
Emphasis:To be eligible:
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.
  • 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