Squads

Welcome to the 2017/2018 Swimming Season!

Stormy Weather Procedure

NB: In all weather situations our staff will be at the pool.  In the event of thunderstorms we are under the guidance of the Wesley Sports Club staff (or coaching staff at Penrhos) who will close the pool if it is deemed unsafe. The Sports Club (or coaching staff at Penrhos) will make the decision as to when it is safe enough to reopen the pool.

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Please Click for the 2017/2018 Squad Fee Structure for Junior and Intermediate Squads. (See below under Junior and Intermediate Squads for specific Summer Season information for each squad)

Please Click for the 2017/2018 Squad Fee StructurFeee for Strength & Speed Squad.

Please Click for the 2017/2018 Squad Fee Structure for Competition & Transition Squads.

Please Click for the 2017/2018 Squad Fee Structure for Senior Squads

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.

Squads run through School Holidays. The only days that will be missed are when the Wesley pool is closed, (Christmas, New Years, Boxing and Australia Days and Good Friday.)

Fees are usually 3 monthly (quarterly) except for May, June. If you start part way through a quarter fees are pro rata.

 

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.

 

Penrhos Squads

Girls attending or enrolled at Penrhos College are able to attend our Junior and Intermediate Squads at Penrhos College Pool commencing Term 4. These run from the start of Term 4 through to the end of Term 1.

See below for details.

 

JUNIOR SQUAD

WINTER

2nd May 2017 to 9th October 2017 (Wesley Pool)
Days:  Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons (Choose 2 sessions)

Time:   4:00-5:00pm 

 

SUMMER

9th October 2017 to 14th April 2018  

Days: Monday and Wednesday afternoons 

Time:    5:30-6:30pm  

Click here for fee structure and Christmas holiday training times.

                  

Days: Monday and Friday afternoons 

Time:    5:30-6:30pm

Click here for fee structure and Christmas holiday training times.

 

Days: Tuesday and Thursday afternoons 

Time:    3:30-4:30pm                   
        4:30-5:30pm
        5:30-6:30pm

Click here for fee structure and Christmas holiday training times.

 

Days: Wednesday and Friday afternoons 

Time:    3:30-4:30pm                   
4:30-5:30pm
5:30-6:30pm

Click here for fee structure and Christmas holiday training times.

 

Days: Monday and Saturday  

Time:     Monday –  3:30-4:30pm or 4:30-5:30pm               
Saturday
– 10:30-11:30am

Click here for fee structure and Christmas holiday training times.

 

PENRHOS COLLEGE (Commencing Term 4 2017) 9th October 2017 to 13th April 2018

Days:  Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday (Choose 2 days – check with us regarding availability)

Time:  3:40pm – 4:40pm

This group focuses on freestyle, breaststroke and backstroke with an introduction to butterfly.
We teach swimmers how to work in a training group and work on developing swimming skills and drills to head toward competitive swimming.

Equipment required: Long Fins

Typical age groups 8-11 years
Distance 800m – 1500m

FeesClick to download 2017/2018 Squad Fee Structure

 

INTERMEDATE SQUAD

WINTER

1st May 2017 to 9th October 2017

Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons (Choose 3 days)
Time:    4:00-5:00pm

 

SUMMER

9th October 2017 to 14th April 2018

Days:  Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons 

Time:      3:30-4:30pm
            4:30-5:30pm

Click here for fee structure and Christmas holiday training times.

 

Days:  Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons 

Time:      5:30-6:30pm

Click here for fee structure and Christmas holiday training times.
            

PENRHOS COLLEGE (Commencing Term 4 2017) 9th October 2017 to 13th April 2018

Days:  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (Choose 3 days – check with us for availability)
Time:  3:40pm – 4:40pm

This group focuses on freestyle, breaststroke and backstroke, with butterfly in short efforts. In this group the focus is still very much on skill development with competition skills beginning to be taught. Swimmers in this group are strongly encouraged to join the Southside Penrhos Wesley Swimming Club. We believe competitive swimming at a low level ie: club mornings, is important to the swimmers development at this stage.

Equipment required: Long Fins

Typical age groups: 9-13 years
Distance: 1400m – 2000m
 

FeesClick to download 2017/2018 Squad Fee Structure
 

 

COMPETITION SQUAD

Returning to training Monday 1st May 2017

Winter Training 

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday afternoons:
3:45pm – 5:15pm (Wesley Pool-Winter)

Wednesday Morning
5:30am – 7:00am (Wesley Pool – Winter)

Saturday Morning
6:30am – 8:00am (Wesley Pool – Winter)

Summer Training

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday afternoons:
3:45pm – 5:15pm Penrhos Pool

Wednesday morning
5:30am – 7:00am Wesley Pool 

Saturday Morning
6:30am – 8:00am Wesley Pool                                                                                     

This group is focused on competition training and is directed at improving all competition strokes. Competition skills such as starts, turns and finishes are given more attention. Swimmers in this group must join the Southside Penrhos Wesley Swimming Club and compete to their highest possible level. Swimmers are expected to compete at State Championships if they have qualifying times. Advice can be sought from the coaching staff or at swimming club mornings as to what competition is appropriate.

Equipment required: Long Fins, Pull Buoy & Snorkel

Attendance: Aiming to attend at least 16-20 sessions per month
Typical age groups: 10-14 years

Fees: Click to download 2017/2018 Squad Fee Structure

 

TRANSITION GROUP

Returning to training Monday 1st May 2017

NB: All sessions through winter are at the Wesley Pool

Winter Training 

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons:
5:00pm – 6:40pm (Wesley Pool-Winter)

Monday afternoon:
4:00pm-5:00pm – Pool Session  

5:00pm-6:00pm Land Session

Monday & Wednesday Morning:
5:30am – 7:00am (Wesley Pool – Winter)

Saturday Morning:
6:30am – 8:00am (Wesley Pool – Winter)

Summer Training

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons:
4:40pm – 6:20pm Penrhos Pool

Monday & Wednesday Morning:
5:30am – 7:00am Wesley Pool

Saturday Morning:
6:30am – 8:00am Wesley Pool

This group is where the swimmers step up both the number of training sessions, volume and intensity.  Work is done on all strokes and race skills with our aim being improvement in competition.

Equipment required: Paddles, pool bouy, long fins & snorkel.

Attendance – Aiming to do 15-25 Sessions per month

Fees: Click to download 2017/2018 Squad Fee Structure

 

STRENGTH & SPEED SQUAD

Returning to training Monday 1st May 2017

Winter Training 

Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings
6:45am – 7:45am (Wesley Pool – Winter)

Tuesday and Thursday afternoons
6:00pm – 7:00pm (Wesley Pool – Winter)

Summer Training

Sessions are held at the Wesley College Pool and Penrhos College Pool

Monday & Friday 6:00pm – 7.00pm (Wesley College Pool)

Tuesday & Thursday 5:15pm – 6:15pm (Penrhos College Pool)

Wednesday Morning 6:00am – 7:00am (Wesley College Pool)

We have created a new “Strength & Speed Squad” for swimmers who would like to swim at a high level for up to 5 sessions per week.   It is intended that this will be a significantly more challenging group than our old State Squad. This squad is aimed at High School swimmers.

This group is focused on competition training and is directed at improving all competition strokes. Competition skills such as starts, turns and finishes are worked on. Swimmers in this group are strongly encouraged to join the Southside Penrhos Wesley Swimming Club and compete to their highest possible level. Swimmers are expected to compete at State Championships if they have qualifying times. Advice can be sought from the coaching staff or at swimming club mornings as to what competition is 

Typical age group: 13 and over

Fees: Click to download 2017/2018 Strength & Speed Squad fee structure

 

NICK AND BUNDI’S SQUAD

Returning to training Monday 1st May 2017

Winter Training: Bundi

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday afternoons
5:00pm – 7:00pm (Wesley Pool)

Tuesday, Thursday & Friday mornings
5:30am – 7:30am (Wesley Pool – Winter)

Saturday mornings
7:30am – 9:30am (Wesley Pool)

Winter Training: Nick

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday afternoons
5:00pm – 7:00pm (Wesley Pool)

Tuesday, Thursday & Friday mornings
5:30am – 7:30am (Wesley Pool – Winter)

Saturday Morning
7:30am – 9:30am (Wesley Pool)

GYM SESSIONS:

Tuesday & Thursday Afternoons 4:00pm-5:00pm 
Saturday – TBC

Summer Training

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday afternoons
4:45pm – 6:45pm (Penrhos Pool)

Tuesday, Thursday & Friday mornings
5:15am – 7:00am (Wesley Pool)

Saturday Morning
Nick – 7:30am – 9:30am (Wesley Pool) Except for Club Mornings

Bundis – 6:30am – 9:30am (Wesley Pool) Except for Club Mornings

This group is training with pool competition swimming our sole focus. Swimmers must be committed to attend 30 sessions per month (Year 9 and above) or 25 sessions per month (Year 8 and under). Swimmers not reaching this standard will be invited to train with the Strength & Speed Squad. Swimmers should be aiming for excellence in their training and being focused on improving their performance in competition. We will be striving for success – as we see it, this is getting the best possible performance out of the swimmer. Swimmers must have goals for themselves to discuss with coaches. Swimmers in this group must join the Southside Penrhos Wesley Swimming Club. Swimmers are expected to compete at State Championships and National Championships if they have qualifying times.
Swimmers in Year 12 should discuss their program with Nick.

Club Nationals funding. To be eligible for full national funding from the swimming club swimmers must attend at least the minimum training requirement and attend 75% of club mornings.

Equipment required: Paddles, pool bouy, short fins & Snorkel.

Fees: Click to download 2017/2018 Squad Fee Structure