ACADEMY: BRONZE SQUAD

See academy training plan

Training timetable

Monday 6 - 7pm
Friday 7 - 8pm

Squad aims and objectives

  • Want to become a competitive swimmer
  • Perform pre-pool dynamic-stretching routine
  • Swim 66m (33m butterfly) of all strokes with basic technique; develop good, technically correct front crawl; develop technically correct kicking technique on breaststroke, backstroke and butterfly
  • Understand use of breath and aquatic breathing in swimming
  • Consistently plant feet solidly on wall and push off strongly into a streamline at turns; perform a fast, tucked forward somersault from a floating position
  • Perform a dive from the starting block and a shallow dive at the shallow end
  • Effective use of training equipment (drink bottle, fins and kickboard)
  • Attempt to perform basic training skills such as reading the pace clock, listening and questioning
  • Compete in club championships, and galas if invited
  • Perform test sets to a standard suitable for promotion to the Silver squad

Kit requirement (click here for more information on Club kit)

  • Appropriate swim wear
  • Goggles
  • Swimming hat
  • Water bottle
  • Kick board
  • Fins

Competition expectation

  • Enter and swim all four strokes and IM in both Summer Sprints and Winter Club Championships.
  • Swim in club galas when invited