Comprehensive Swimming Program for All Levels
The long-term competition and training model that has been implemented into our Squad Program offers you several holistic benefits.
It's a Swimming Queensland initiative, and the model aims to ensure that children are introduced to certain types of swimming training at the appropriate time. This is referred to as "critical periods of trainability" and requires careful consideration and planning by our coaches.
For long-term success to take place, it is essential that children are nurtured accordingly, and those popular progressions are not rushed or overlooked. It is detrimental to your child's swimming if they are moved into the next group before they are ready.
Junior Swim Squad
The junior groups need to develop their motor skills by improving their coordination and buoyancy. The aim is NOT to create unnecessary fatigue as this only leads to poor technique.
The emphasis must be on skill and drill development, which will assist with stroke technique and body awareness. It is essential that great habits are taught at a young age, and therefore "perfect practice" is the key to creating "perfect results".
As the children progress through our squads, stroke drills move from being very simple to a little more complicated and the distances covered in training increase.
Technique comes before aerobic development. This means that great technique over shorter distances is far more beneficial than poor technique over longer distances. The latter only instils bad habits.
Swim Squad Programs
- Development Squad
- Intermediate Squad
- State Development Squad
- National Development Squad
- Adult Squad
Joining Swim Squad
As children progress through the squads, they become more competent at maintaining their technique over longer distances.
The long-term competition and training model also highlights what competition events should be trained at each squad level and what energy systems should be targeted.
The aerobic system is developed through the Junior, Intermediate, State Development and State Squads. The National squad is introduced to more Anaerobic forms of training while still developing and maintaining their aerobic capacities.
Squad Training Times
|JUNIOR BEGINNER & ADVANCED SQUAD - COACH AMANDA RHODE|
|SWIM AM||OFF||OFF||OFF||6 to 7:15am||OFF||7:15 to 8:30am|
|BEGINNER||3:45 to 4:45pm||3:45 to 4:45pm||3:45 to 4:45pm||3:45 to 4:45pm||4 to 5:30pm||OFF|
|ADVANCED||4:45 to 6pm||4:45 to 6pm||4:45 to 6pm||4:45 to 6pm||4 to 5:30pm||OFF|
|INTERMEDIATE & STATE DEVELOPMENT SQUAD - COACH MADDI CLARKE|
|SWIM||OFF||5:30 to 7am||OFF||5:30 to 7am||OFF||6 to 7:30am|
|INTERMEDIATE||3:30 to 5pm||3:30 to 5pm||3:30 to 5pm||3:30 to 5pm||4 to 6pm||OFF|
|STATE D'MENT||5 to 6:30pm||5 to 6:30pm||5 to 6:30pm||5 to 6:30pm||4 to 6pm||OFF|
|STATE & NATIONAL SQUAD - COACH BRENDAN DOWLING|
|DRY LAND||5 to 5:15am||5 to 5:15am||5 to 5:15am||5 to 5:15am||5 to 5:15am||6 to 6:15am|
|SWIM||5:15 to 7am||5:15 to 7am||5:15 to 7am||5:15 to 7am||5:15 to 7am||6:15 to 8:15am|
|DRY LAND||4 to 4:30pm||GYM||GYM||4 to 4:30pm||OFF||OFF|
|SWIM||4:30 to 6:30pm||4:30 to 6:30pm||5pm to 6:30pm||4:30 to 6:30pm|
|GYM SESSION||OFF||4 to 4:30pm||4:15 to 4:45pm||OFF||OFF||OFF|