Squads

Swimming squads are great way to stay fit and healthy, make friends and provide a pathway to improve your swimming. Regardless of how old you are, your aspirations for success or to be fit and healthy. We have a squad for you.

 

Once swimmers have completed Stage 8 in lessons they are eligible to join our squad program. The squads run 11 months a year with all swimmers having April off.  It is a continuous group unlike the 10 week blocks in lessons. If you would like to join a squad please contact via email nickandlee@watkinssouthsideswimming.com.au 

Watkins Southside Swimming
Swim Program Pathway

Squad

Available sessions per week

Recommend Attendance

Racing

Club Registration

Junior 

2 x 1hour

2

Dragon racing

Encouraged to be SSPW club member

Intermediate

3 x 1hour

3

Dragon racing

Encouraged to be SSPW club member

Competition

3 x 1hour 15min

3

Dragon, Club & SWA racing

Encouraged to be SSPW club member

Junior Development 

5 x 1hour 30min

3-4

Dragon, Club & SWA racing

Expected to be SSPW member

Junior Transition 

6 x 1hour 30min

4-5

Club & SWA racing

Compulsory be SSPW club member

Age Performance 

7 x 1hour 45min

6

Club & SWA racing

Compulsory be SSPW club member

Age Development 

5 x 1hour 30min

3-4

Club & SWA racing

Expected to be SSPW member

Open Performance 

8 x 2hour

7-8

Club & SWA racing

Compulsory be SSPW club member

Strength & Speed

4 x 45min

2-3

Club & SWA racing

Optional to be SSPW member

Health

If you are unwell, experiencing cold/flu symptoms or any other sickness, please make sure you stay home until symptoms are gone. 

Progressing to the next squad level!

To advance to the next squad level a swimmer should be showing great enthusiasm and regularly be near the front of the line. If they are strong in all areas the coaching staff will be considering them to go up. If swimmers are eager to go up they should ask their coach how they are performing.  We have test sets that we will also use to determine when swimmers are ready to progress.

Holidays

If you are going away for more than a month then you can withdraw and re enrol when you come back. In this case we do not hold your position. If you would like your place held, normal quarterly fees apply.

Dates

Squads run through School Holidays with the only days missed being when the Wesley pool is closed — Christmas, New Years, Boxing Day, Australia Day and Good Friday.

Fees

Fees are usually 3 monthly (quarterly) with the exception of May and June. If you start part way through a quarter fees are pro rata. Fees can be found on each individual squad page.