Squad Training

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Squad builds on the techniques learned in our Learn to Swim program.

For those aged 10 to 16 this is a fun recreational swimming group that is a great way to improve fitness, strength and endurance, further develop swimming strokes and participate in friendly competitions.

Our program is aimed at students who want to remain competitive in their school swimming carnivals without the commitment of training each day of the week. 

Cost - $27.00 per week (includes 3 sessions).

5 pm to 6 pm on Tuesday and Thursday

8.15 am to 9.15 am on Saturday

For bookings and enquiries please phone 6222 6999

Program Levels

 Program Level  Outcomes

Mini Squad

With the correct technique swim:

  • 150m of freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, survival backstroke and sidestroke
  • 50m of butterfly
  • 50m each of head and feet first sculling
  • perform correct freestyle and backstroke tumble turns
  • demonstrate freestyle and backstroke starting and finishing techniques.
  • Survival swim (in a tracksuit) enter water using a compact jump, swim 50m fast and 50m easy, swim continuously for 3 minutes using survival strokes, remove clothing in water, tread water for 2 minutes then exit.

This level concentrates on developing stamina and endurance for students to continuously swim longer distances while still maintaining the correct technique.

Squad

With the correct technique swim:

  • 200m of freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, survival backstroke and sidestroke;
  • 100m of butterfly
  • 800m in individual medley order – butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke, and freestyle
  • all stroke start and finish techniques
  • egg beater kick without aid.
  • Survival Swim – demonstrate in the water how to identify an unconscious swimmer, a non-swimmer, a weak swimmer and an injured swimmer. Perform defensive techniques (leg block, reverse, escape from a front and back grasp), perform a non-contact tow for 25m, perform a contact tow for an unconscious swimmer, and perform a selection of rescues of a non-swimmer, a weak swimmer and an injured swimmer.

This level further emphasises the continuous swims with efficient techniques, working on endurance and fitness, as well as water safety techniques including rescues and self-preservation in a rescue situation.