Squads 


squads

Tawa Swimming Club runs training squads for swimmers who have progressed beyond 1 x 60 minute sessions per week.  The bulk of our squads are based around competitive swimming, however we do have a dual pathway for teenagers with the establishment of a training group for Year 9 and up (College Swimfit), in which there is no expectation to compete.

As squads are primarily designed for competitive swimmers, swimmers wanting to further themselves should be looking to enter swim meets as they come up. Swimmers are encouraged to attend as many weekly training sessions as they can to progress faster. In some cases, coaches will set a minimum number of sessions to attend to retain a place in the squad.

Direct entry to Future Stars upwards is by a selection process. Few swimmers currently enter the Club directly at these levels. For swimmers already in the Club, the coaches of Rebels, College Swimfit and Club lanes (1 x 60-minutes) provide nominations for progression/selection with administration regarding the number of places available provided by Club Captain. The Coaches provide advice and assistance in this process. The committee oversee this process as well to ensure balance and numbers in the squad so that each swimmer can obtain individual attention, and to ensure that numbers are not too large to be managed by the coach.

All squad programmes incur costs in lane hire and coaching and therefore quarterly squad fees are payable. Squads training times are as per below.

 

 

Squad

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Comments

Platinum

6am – 7.30am

 

4.30 – 6.30pm 

(includes ½ hour dryland training)

 

 

4.30 – 6.30pm

 

 

4.30 – 6.00pm

6.00 – 7.30am

6.00 – 7.30am

 

4.30 – 6.30pm

(includes ½ hour weekly review)

6.00 – 8.00am

(includes ½ hour dryland training)

 

8 sessions

(12.5 hours swimming plus 1 hour dryland and ½ hour weekly review)

 

 

High Performance Extra

 

6.00 – 7.30am

6.00 – 8.00am

 

 

4.30 – 6.30pm

 

 

 

3 additional sessions (5 hours)

 

 

Gold

 

 

6.00 – 7.30pm

(includes ½ hour dryland training)

 

 

6.00 – 7.30pm

 

 

4.30 – 6.00pm

6.00 – 7.30am

 

 

 

5.30 – 7.30pm

(includes ½ weekly review)

6.00 – 8.00am

(includes ½ hour dryland training)

 

6 sessions

(8.5 hours swimming plus 1 hour dryland training and ½ hour weekly review)

 

Silver

 

 

6.00 – 7.30pm

(includes ½ hour dryland training)

 

6.00 – 7.30pm

 

6.30 – 7.30pm

 

6.00 – 7.30pm

(includes ½ weekly review)

6.00 – 8.00am

(includes ½ hour dryland training)

 

5 Sessions

(6 hours swimming plus 1 hour dryland training and ½ hour weekly review)

Bronze

 

6.00 – 7.30pm

(includes ½ hour dryland training)

6.30 – 7.30pm

 

6.00 – 7.30pm

(includes ½ weekly review)

 

 

3 sessions

(3 hours swimming plus ½ hour dryland training and ½ hour weekly review)

Copper

6:30pm – 7:30pm

 

 

 

7:15pm – 8:15pm

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
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