Squad Guidelines

BRONZE SQUAD

Objective

The Bronze Squad focuses on creating good habits with training and racing. Technique is developed further and swimmers also focus on maintaining longer distances. Swimmers in Bronze Squad are introduced to dryland training and will be required to compete in an official meet at least once a term.

Performance Guidelines

  • Maintain fitness to swim 1.5 – 3km per session
  • Has achieved an official minimum 50m Freestyle (SC) time of 0:45.00 and a 100 IM (SC) time of 1:50.00.

Squad Standards

  • Demonstrate good training ethic
  • Attend 2 – 3 training sessions per week
  • Compete at Time trials, Gold Coast meets, and Tier 2 meets.

Personal Equipment required

  • Goggles
  • Tawa club swim cap
  • Drink Bottle

SILVER SQUAD

Objective

Swimmers in Silver Squad will extend their distance training while fine-tuning their technique to become proficient in all strokes.

Performance Guidelines

  • Maintain fitness to swim 2 – 4km per session
  • Has achieved an official 100 IM (SC) time of 1:40.00 or better
  • Has achieved an official 200 Free (SC) time.

Squad Standards

  • Demonstrate good training ethic
  • Attend 3 – 5 training sessions per week
  • Compete at Time trials, Gold Coast meets, Tier 2 meets, and Regional Championships

Personal Equipment required

  • Goggles
  • Tawa club swim cap
  • Drink Bottle
  • Mesh bag
  • Fins
  • Pull Buoy
  • Band
  • Kick Board

GOLD SQUAD

Objective

Gold Junior Squad swimmers can expect an increase in both endurance and intensity. Technique is fine-tuned further to increase efficiency in their stroke.

Performance Guidelines

  • Maintain fitness to swim 3 – 5km per session
  • Has achieved an official 200 IM (SC) time of 3:05.00
  • Division II Qualifying time or working towards Division II Qualifying times
  • Minimum age 11 years

Squad Standards

  • Demonstrate good training ethic
  • Attend 4 – 7 training sessions per week
  • Commitment to compete regularly
  • Be a role model to the younger Club & Junior Squad swimmers by attending Time Trials and Club Fun Nights; demonstrating good sportsmanship and treating coaches, managers and other volunteers with respect at all times.

Personal Equipment required

  • Goggles
  • Tawa club swim cap
  • Drink Bottle
  • Mesh bag
  • Fins
  • Paddles
  • Pull Buoy
  • Band
  • Kick Board

PLATINUM SQUAD

Objective

This is the Senior Squad within the Club and there is a high expectation on these swimmers in terms of both training and competing.

Performance Guidelines 

  • Maintain fitness to swim 5 – 7km per session
  • Division II Qualifying times as a minimum
  • NAGS times or working towards NAGS times.
  • Minimum age 13 years

Squad Standards 

  • Demonstrate good training ethic
  • Attend 7 – 9 training sessions per week
  • Commitment to compete regularly
  • Be a role model to the younger Club & Junior Squad swimmers by attending Time Trials and Club Fun Nights; demonstrating good sportsmanship and treating coaches, managers and other volunteers with respect at all times. 

Personal Equipment required

  • Goggles
  • Tawa club swim cap
  • Drink Bottle
  • Mesh bag
  • Fins
  • Paddles
  • Pull Buoy
  • Band
  • Snorkel
  • Kick Board 

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