Squad Structure

Kings has always been a leader in stroke technique at all squad levels. We have history and continued commitment to holistic development of young athletes, assisting them to become faster swimmers and better people. Our graduated squad system provides opportunities for members to develop their skills and compete from school level up to National level. 

Entry to each squad level – Bronze, Silver and Gold – is based on performance and ability. Swimmers will be assessed throughout the season or at the Coaches discretion, to determine their readiness to progress to higher squad levels. Progression through squads is at the Head Coach’s discretion.

We also offer a Silver Fitness Squad which is available to Gold and Silver squad members and only requires a commitment of 2 sessions per week. This is a great option for those squad members who want to continue swimming but are finding other commitments of either school or sport are preventing them from being able to achieve their 4 to 7 sessions weekly.

Bronze Squad

School – Regional Level Competitor

Bronze Squad swimmers wish to increase their competitive participation. Squad members will develop all strokes and gain a better understanding and knowledge in all race skills.

Bronze Squad Members:

  • Train 3 sessions per week (1-1½ hours each session)
  • Readily complete in Encouragement Meets and Club Race Meets
  • Demonstrate a strong training ethic and maintain an attendance of 80% of sessions
  • Can complete a 100m Individual Medley competently
  • Can meet times for 50m Freestyle + two form strokes
  • Proficient in all starts and turns and race clock use

 

 

 

 

Silver Squad

Regional – State Level Competitor

Silver Squad are aiming to take the step from Club and District-based competition toward state level competition. This squad focuses on the fine tuning of technique, increasing aerobic capacity and understanding race plans.

Silver Squad Members:

  • Train 4 sessions per week (1½ - 2 hours each session)
  • Readily compete in State Qualifying Competitions and Club Race Meet
  • Demonstrate a strong training ethic and maintain an attendance of 80% of sessions
  • Can complete a 200m Individual Medley competently
  • Times to be met for 50m Freestyle + two form strokes
  • Proficient in all starts and turns
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Gold Squad

State Level Competitor

Gold Squad is our high performance squad with swimmers setting goals to qualify for State and Metro Championships with the ultimate goal of National Age qualifying times. Swimmers in this squad focus on stroke technique, fitness and race skills concentrating on their race strategy.

Gold Squad Members:

  • Train a minimum of 5-7 sessions per week (2 hours each session)
  • Readily compete in State Qualifying Competitions and Club Race Meets
  • Demonstrate a strong training ethic and maintain an attendance of 80% of sessions
  • Are proficient in all race skills including starts, turns and finishes
  • Can complete a 400m Individual Medley competently
  • Times to be met for 50m Freestyle + two form strokes
  • Within 5% of State Qualifying Times in two events (can be same stroke, different distance)