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Competitive Squads

Competitive 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 Club's Squad Development Pathway. A squad summary table follows:

SQUAD

PRIMARY OBJECTIVE

AGE/SESSIONS

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

Target 2020

Contact: Ian Pope

Preparation for State and National Age competition

Aged 13 years and over

6 to 8 sessions per week depending on age

Target 2024

Contact: Ian Pope

Qualify for Age Nationals

Aged 11 onwards

6 sessions per week

State Senior

Coach: Michael Goff

Preparation for State and National level competition

Aged 16 years and over

8 sessions per week

State Youth

Coach: Brett Cassidy

Preparation for State level competition

Aged 13 years to 15 years

7 sessions per week

State Junior

Coach: Hayley Myers

Preparation for State level competition

Aged 12 years and under

6 sessions per week

Youth Development

Coach: Brett Cassidy

Further development of technical skills, preparation for State level competition.

Aged 13 years and over

6 sessions per week

State Development

Coach: Hayley Myers

Preparation for State level competition

Aged 10 to 13 years

6 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

Coaches: Michael Goff & Anastasia Romero

Development of stroke technique

3 sessions per week

Junior Aqua

Coach:  Anastasia Romero

Development of stroke technique

3 sessions per week

 

For each of the competitive squads there is an information sheet which covers the following:

  • Team Values and Culture

  • Squad Goals

  • Fundamentals of Training

  • Training Schedule

  • Equipment Requirements

  • Calendar

  • Squad Breaks

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.