Development Pathway training plans and daily focus will be delivered with LTAD as the vision to allow swimmers to develop in a safe, fun,
team orientated learning environment. Coaches will be meticulous in their approach, offering constant technical feedback and motivation to the swimmers,
to help them achieve their long term goals.
|Age guideline: 7-9 years||Minimum age: 6 years||Maximum age: 10 years|
The aim of this squad is to introduce young swimmers to competitive swimming whilst promoting good sportsmanship, encouraging competition and developing stroke technique skills, in a fun environment. The natural progression from this squad will be the Development Squad. Swimmers who can't commit to the training or do not want to be involved with competitive swimming should look at the Club Pathway.
|Equipment needed:||Snorkel, Pullbuoy, Fins, Drinks Bottle, Cap, Goggles|
Swimmers should attend a minimum of 1 session per week, but ideally this should be 2 sessions per week to fully take advantage of the skills and drills being taught in this squad.
|Age guideline: 8-10 years||Minimum age: 7 years||Maximum age: 11 years|
The aim of this squad is to promote good sportsmanship, encourage competition and develop stroke technique and skills, in a fun environment. The natural progression from this squad will be the Potential squad if talent identified by the Head Development coach. Swimmers who can't commit to the training should look at the Club Pathway.
|Equipment needed:||Snorkel, Kickboard, Pullbuoy, Fins, 2x Drinks Bottles, Cap, Goggles, Mesh bag|
Swimmers should attend a minimum of 2 sessions per week. Ideally older swimmers in the group should attend 3 sessions per week to develop further.
|Age guideline: 9-11 years||Minimum age: 8 years||Maximum age: 12 years|
The aim of the squad is to educate swimmers about the correct training pathways and develop drills, stroke techniques, starts and turns. The training environment remains fun, however the introduction of how to compete, win and lose with respect for rules and officials is emphasized with swimmers aiming to compete and achieve at a local and regional level. Swimmers will be introduced to land work exercises to help strengthen body and prevent injuries. The natural progression for ambitious, talented and committed swimmers will be the Performance Pathway. Swimmers who can't commit to this level should look at the Club Pathway.
|Equipment needed:||Snorkel, Kickboard, Pullbuoy, Fins, Finger Paddles, 2x Drinks Bottles, Cap, Goggles, Skipping Rope, Band, Mesh bag|
Swimmers should aim to attend a minimum of 4 sessions per week.