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Regional Age Squad

Development Objectives

The emphasis of this squad will have a continued emphasis on participation in training and competition with the focus on maintaining quality throughout sessions with increasing intensity, with triple periodization of the training year. Swimmer’s physical, technical, tactical, mental, and ancillary capacities should be emerging with the focus now on optimization of skill acquisition. Training will introduce strength, core body strength and maintain suppleness. Athletes should be focused on performance at the highest level with a 100% in approach. Swimmers must also have a good understanding of what attributes need to be developed as a person, performer and athlete to achieve this standard.

A link to the squad flyer is here

Squad Criteria

  • Regional qualifier or showing strong potential.
  • Competition age 11 yrs to 15 yrs.
  • Must maintain a minimum of 80% attendance across the year. All morning attendance and land training is compulsory unless agreed by the Head Coach. Swimmers who fall behind on attendance will be directed to an alternative squad. 
  • Black club hats only for training and competition.
  • Expected to arrive 15 mins prior to the start of training.
  • Expected to carry out mobility and stretching, before and after training/competition.
  • Must attend training the night before and after every competition.
  • Must only compete in competitions listed on the club’s calendar.
  • Must report to the coach before and after every race.
  • Expected to complete full warm-up and swim-down protocols.
  • Expected to take part in every race and final entered unless notified by the Head Coach.
  • Contact the coach if absent or unable to fulfil criteria.
  • Appropriate reasonable adjustments will be made for para athletes.  Please contact Head Coach.
  • Must show strong future performer OADF characteristic.
  • Swimmers must show dedication and a drive to achieve at the highest level of competition.
  • All swimmers are subject to a 3-month rolling review period.

Kit/Equipment

Swimmers should arrive with the following kit and equipment properly adjusted and in good working order: