Intro Squad

 

Coaches: Anna Hume, Olivia, Santospirito, Courtney Stelling 

Purpose:

Transition our athletes from the teacher-driven LTS environment to the athletes-driven squad environment, and cultivate the team culture of competitive swimming. Swimmers will learn the structure, standards, and expectations of squad swimming. Swimmers in this squad are typically 8-12 years old. 

Prerequisites:

  • Have an understanding of all 4 competitive strokes

  • Be able to complete at least 100m of Freestyle, Backstroke, Breaststroke and 50m of butterfly under FINA rules

  • Be able to complete tumble turns

  • Confidently dive off a block

  • Contain stamina and perseverance complete the 1-hour training sessions 

Training Expectations:

  • Dedicated to complete 1-2 Pool Sessions per week

  • Wear a cap & goggles, and bring water bottle and required equipment to every session

  • Take on feedback and make veritable efforts to improve technique and skills as advised by coaches

  • Show engagement and strong work ethic throughout the training session

  • Adhere to lane etiquette expectations

  • Support other members of the Intro Squad and be a good teammate

 

Competition Expectations:

  • Compete in encouragement meets targeted by Cheltenham

  • Compete in at least three strokes and/or the IM

  • May participate in Swimming Victoria meets if registered as a Swimming Victoria member

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