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Squad Description

 

Regional Squad - R

 

Regional squad is the leading competitive squad for swimmers aiming for county, regional and national levels of competition.  A minimum of 5 sessions weekly and land training sessions are required.  Expectations include participation in County and Regional Championships, team participation in Arena League and a number of Open Meets throughout the year. 

The members of this squad should display a good attitude to training and be a role model for younger swimmers.  A healthy approach to diet and rest should be adopted to ensure performance levels are maintained at sessions.  The guideline for age entry to this squad is 13 years minimum.

Regional Development Squad - RD

 

This is a preparatory squad prior to advancing into the Regional squad and requires a minimum attendance of 4 sessions weekly.  Every swimmer in these squads is expected to compete at a County level and target Regional qualification. Expectations include participation in County and Regional Championships, team participation in Arena League and a number of Open Meets throughout the year.

The members of this squad should display a good attitude to training and be a role model for the other squads.  A healthy approach to diet and rest should be adopted to ensure performance levels are maintained at sessions.  The guideline for age entry to this squad is 11 years minimum.

Youth Performance Squad - YP

 

 

This is a preparatory squad for youth swimmers who have progressed from the Youth Development squad and striving to progress into the Regional Development Squad.  Participation in local Open Meets, Club Championships and targeting County qualification is encouraged across all strokes and distances. Training loads will increase considerably to prepare swimmers for the rigours of Regional Development and competing over longer distance events.  The guideline for age entry to this squad is 12 years minimum.

Youth Development Squad - YD

 

 

This is a transitional squad for youth swimmers who have progressed from the Development squad and are continuing to maintain regular attendance and striving to progress into the Youth Performance or County Performance Squads.  Participation in local Open Meets, Club Championships and targeting County qualification is encouraged.  This squad will focus on improving aerobic endurance and continued skills development.  Swimmers will be introduced to race pace training and speed endurance over sprint distances.

County Performance Squad - CP

 

 

This is a preparatory squad for County swimmers who have progressed through the County Squad pathway and are striving for entry to the Regional Development squad. This squad will work on improving aerobic capacity, continued skills development and introduce dietary/lifestyle improvements to prepare the swimmers for the rigours of regional training.

A minimum of 3 sessions weekly and land training sessions are required (if appropriate for age).  Expectations include participation in County Championships, team participation in Arena/Diddy League and a number of Open Meets throughout the year.  Swimmers should be aiming to target regional qualification. The guideline for age entry to this squad is 10 years minimum.

County Squad - CO

 

Developing technique, strength, stamina and speed are the swimmers in the County squad. Every swimmer in this squad is expected to target County qualification and be competing in a number of open meets throughout the year. 

A minimum of 2 sessions weekly and land training sessions are required (if appropriate for age).  Expectations include participation in County Championships, team participation in Arena/Diddy League and a number of Open Meets throughout the year.  Swimmers should be aiming to compete in county championships in at least 2 strokes. The guideline for age entry to this squad is 10 years minimum.

County Development Squad - CD

 

 

Swimmers at County level are aiming specifically at the County championships, but, more importantly, should be learning the fundamentals of competitive swimming and be dedicated to their training.  Participation in County Championships, team participation in Diddy League and a number of Open Meets throughout the year is encouraged.  The guideline for age entry to this squad is 9 years minimum.

Development Squad - D

 

The club has two pathways, an early adopter’s pathway for our younger swimmers and a youth pathway.  The onset of these pathways begins with advancement from the foundation squad into the development squad.  Swimmers will continue to develop technical and speed skills, and will be introduced to longer aerobic sessions. This will prepare them for increased training levels as they progress through the pathways. Swimmers in this squad are expected to swim in the club championships and a number of external open meets suited to their level.  Swimmers may be called upon to participate in the Diddy League.


Foundation Squad - F

 

The foundation squad is our entry level squad, for 11 and under. Swimmers will develop their technical skills to prepare them for competition. Swimmers in this squad are expected to swim in the club championships and a number of external open meets suited to their level.