Bronze Squad

Minimum Age: 8yrs plus

Maximum water time: 3.5hrs

Squad places in Bronze are primarily for swimmers who wish to continue further with competitive swimming and are aiming to achieve County Qualification and, who also meet the squad commitment outlined below.

Squad Entry Criteria:

Swimmers must be able to achieve the following:

a)  Complete a set lasting 400 metres (e.g. 16 x 25m) on a specific turn-around time set by the coach (e.g. 1 minute for each 25 metres, set would be 16 x 25m on 1 minute)

b)   Swim 400 metres continuously using one stroke.

c)   Execute a legal turn in at least one stroke.

d)   Kick at least 25m in Front Crawl and Breaststroke with a float.

Squad Commitment:

  • Must attend a minimum of 2 out of 3 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