Junior Swimming Squads

Junior Squad

Swimming caps are compulsory for all members of the Development and Transition squad programs. 

Age Development Squad

This squad focuses on endurance and intensity, where swimmers sessions may cover as much as 2-3km per hour session. Swimmers will be introduced to;

  • Further stroke development – with emphasis on technique
  • Medley turns – focus on competition turns
  • Racing skills – focus on endurance and speed
  • Squad training techniques – lane etiquette
Training requirements

Increased attendance is recommended 1-2 sessions per week

Training times 
Monday       Tuesday    Wednesday Thursday  Friday       Saturday    
4:30 - 5:30PM 4:00 - 5:00PM 4:30 - 5:30PM 4:00 - 5:00PM 4:30 - 5:30PM 9:15 - 10:15AM
  5:00 - 6:00PM   5:00 - 6:00PM    

Cost - $14 per hour session to be booked via Swim School administration.

These programs are via fortnightly Direct Debit. 

Transition Squad 

This squad is the entry level to the competitive pathway program. Swimmers will be required to be a member of the UniActive Aquatic Premium Program. Swimmers will work at developing all strokes, developing starts and underwater skills and learning how to compete in individual medley races. Swimmers will start to develop their aerobic system. Swimmers will be introduced to competitive swimming.  

Training requirements

Minimum of 3 sessions per week

Kit bag: kickboard, snorkel, fins, pull-buoy (all with name clearly marked)

Training times 
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
 5:30 - 7:00AM    5:30 - 7:00AM    6.15 - 7:30AM***  7:30 - 8:30AM*
 4:30 - 6:00PM  4:30 - 6:00PM  4:30 - 6:00PM  4:30 - 6:00PM  4:30 - 6:00PM  
   6:00 - 7:30PM     6:00 - 7:30PM    

 * This session will resume from Saturday 10th October 2020

*** All Ages Multi-discipline Sessions (MDT). Session to support development of transition skills in Open Water focused events such as Triathlon, Swim Run and Surf Life Saving

Cost - $35.95 

These programs are via fortnightly Direct Debit.

Last reviewed: 8 September, 2020