ACADEMY: SILVER SQUAD

See academy training plan

Training timetable

Sunday 8 – 9am
Monday 6 - 7pm
Friday 7 - 8pm

Squad aims and objectives

  • Understand fundamental rules of all 4 strokes; continue technical progression on front crawl; develop good, technically correct backstroke and breaststroke arm action; start to develop a technically correct butterfly arm action
  • Be able to swim a technically correct individual medley
  • Perform pre-pool dynamic-stretching routine
  • Develop training skills: punctuality, independent use of the pace clock, pacing as directed by coach, listening and questioning
  • Understand the technical rules of starts, turns and finishes on all 4 strokes, and regularly perform them correctly in training
  • Understand the principles of relay takeovers
  • Understand and be able to explain basic principles of streamlining, buoyancy and propulsion in swimming
  • Effective use of training equipment (fins, kickboard, snorkel, drink bottle)
  • Perform test sets to a standard suitable for promotion to the Gold squad

Squad changes are at the lead coach's discretion, but swimmers will only be considered for promotion to Gold Squad when they have achieved these standards. 

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

  • Appropriate swim wear
  • Goggles
  • Swimming hat
  • Water bottle
  • Fins
  • Snorkels are optional but useful

Competition expectation

  • Enter club championships (2) and open meet (1) events, swim in team galas if invited