Silver Squad

Maximum water time: 4.5hrs

Minimum age: 9 yrs plus

Squad places in Silver are primarily for swimmers who wish to continue further with competitive swimming and compete in a range of events at County Championships and who also meet the squad commitment outlined below.

Squad Entry Criteria:

Swimmers must achieve at least one of the following:

  1. Have at least 1 NASA County Qualifying Time

  2. Swim 800 metres continuously choosing one stroke. (15mins)

  3. Complete one length of legal butterfly

  4. Execute legal turns in freestyle, backstroke, butterfly and breaststroke

Squad Commitment:

  • Must attend a minimum of 3 out of 4 sessions per week (maintaining an attendance record of at least 66% throughout the season), not arriving late or leaving early.

  • Swimmers must have the commitment, desire and ability to train at the level of the group.

  • Swimmers must practice with a good attitude, working on all skills and turnaround times as directed by the squad coach.

  • Have the ability to complete land and swim based swimming sets efficiently.

  • Be committed to attending all team competitions and selected open meets (in order to gain qualifying entry times for County competition), as agreed with the Squad Coach.

  • Be committed to attend all County and Open Meets that they have qualified for.

  • Swimmers must demonstrate physical and mental maturity to be able to cope with the demands of this squad.

  • Swimmers and parents must show the right attitude and application in relation to attendance, standards of swimming and targets (e.g. completing and using PDPs)

Training Equipment:

  • Kick Board

  • Pull Buoy

  • Drink Bottles