Squads

An overview of the squads, structure and pathways is available here

An overview of the Squad training times and CISAC squad fees are available here (note: you need to join the Ginninderra Swimming Club to compete in Swimming ACT events see competitions tab)

Junior Development Squad

The Junior Development Squad provides a transition from learn-to-swim lessons to competitive practice. The squad caters for children aged between 7 and 10 years who wish to begin their competitive swimming experience in an educational environment.

To optimize skill learning, it is recommended that children swim two to three 45 minute sessions per week.

For  Junior Development Squad Session Times, please click here

 

Development Squad

The Development Squad program provides opportunities for swimmers to develop all aspects of stroke technique, fitness levels and race skills to prepare for competitions.

The Development Squad caters for children aged 9 to 11 years who have begun swimming at a competitive level. Practice sessions focus on technique and race skills in a positive environment.

Swimmers should swim two sessions per week, building up to four sessions per week. Each session is one hour in duration.

For Development Squad Session Times please click here

 

Bronze Squad

The Bronze Squad assists swimmers to develop all aspects of stroke technique, fitness levels and race skills to prepare for competition. The Bronze squad is primarily designed for swimmers 10 to 14 years. Practice sessions focus on fitness training, the development of all four strokes and specific skills for competition in an educational environment.

Swimmers should attend four sessions per week, building up to six sessions per week as they progress.

For Bronze Squad Session Times please click here

 

Silver Squad

The Silver Squad provides a comprehensive training and skill developments program for the competitive swimmer striving to compete at a higher level.

The Silver squad is designed for the 12 to 14 year old swimmer, with consideration given to younger advanced swimmers and older 'late starters'. Training sessions focus on fitness training, the development of all four strokes and specific skills for competition in an educational environment.

Swimmers should attend 5 sessions per week, building up to 8 sessions per week as they progress.

For Silver Squad Session Times please click here

Gold Squad

The Gold Squad provides an intensive training and skill development program for the competitive swimmer striving to compete at the National level. This squad is designed for swimmers aged 15 years and older.

Swimmers should attend 8 to 10 sessions per week depending on their specific program, which is set in consultation with the Head Coach, Jim Fowlie.

For Gold Squad Session Times please click here

 

Adult Squad

The Adult Squad provides a social training group focused on fitness training and skill development for the adult swimmer. The Adult squad is designed for the 25 years and older swimmer. Training sessions focus on fitness training and stroke development. The program is ideal for the triathlete, senior competitor, master or former competitive swimmer returning to training for fitness. The program is designed to encourage adult fitness through support and motivation.

To optimize fitness and skill development swimmers should attend a minimum of 3 sessions per week.

Session Times 

Morning Training sessions:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday – 5:30 – 6:30am,  6:30 – 7:30am

Wednesday – 6:30 – 7:30am

Saturday – 8:00 – 9:00am

 

Evening Training sessions:

Tuesday, Thursday – 6:30 – 7:30pm

University Squad

The University squad provides a flexible training structure catering for athletes wishing to continue their swimming whilst undertaking tertiary studies. Please see the University Flyer for more information.

 

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