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Squads

Training Squads

Surrey Park’s squads are structured to cater for swimmers of all levels and ability. Accordingly there are a number of squads available to members.

CLICK HERE to access the diagram outlining Surrey Park's Squad Pathways.

A squad summary table follows:

SQUAD

PRIMARY OBJECTIVE

REQUIREMENTS/CONSIDERATIONS

Open High Performance

Coach: Ian Pope

Preparation for National level competition

Aged 14 years and over

8 to  9 sessions per week depending on age

Age High Performance

Contact: Ian Pope

Preparation for State and National Age competition

Aged 13 years and over

6 to 8 sessions per week depending on age

National Target

(from 14th May)

Contact: Ian Pope

Qualify for Age Nationals

Aged 11 years and over

6 sessions per week

State Senior

Coach: Brett Cassidy

Preparation for State level competition

Aged 14 years and over

A minimum of 5 sessions per week

State Junior

Coach: Brett Cassidy

Preparation for State level competition

Aged 13 years and under

5 sessions per week

State Development

Coach: Hayley Myers

Qualification for State level competition

Aged 10 to 13 years

5 sessions per week

Youth

Coach: Michael Goff

Preparation for State level competition

Aged 13 years and over

5 sessions per week

Junior Gold

Coach: Hayley Myers

Preparation for relevant Club, District and State level competitions

4 sessions per week

Junior Green

Coach: Hayley Myers

Proficient in all 4 strokes

3 sessions per week

Junior Blue

Coach: Georgie Hawkins

Development of stroke technique

2 sessions per week

Junior Aqua

Coaches: Hayley Myers & Georgie Hawkins

Development of stroke technique

2 sessions per week

Senior Fitness

Maintain fitness

Compete in Club/School events

Aged 14 years and over

Junior Fitness

Maintain fitness

Compete in Club/School events

Aged 13 years and under

For each squad there is an information sheet which covers the following:

  • Squad Objectives

  • Training Goals

  • Training Schedule

  • Competition Calendar

  • Prescribed Squad Breaks

  • Equipment Requirements

Copies of the squad information sheets are available from the Squad Coach and the Director of Coaching.

At the end of each of the major competition cycles each season (Victorian Short Course Championships (September), Victorian Long Course Championships (December) and National Age Championships (April), swimmers in all squads will be assessed by the coaching staff to identify which squad is appropriate for them for the next cycle.