Squads

 

There are three squads at Albany Swim Club, with placement in squads based on training ability more so than age.
 

Progression from one squad to another is determined by the Head Coach and is based on the swimmer’s training attendance and punctuality, attitude and the ability to meet progression targets.

Dolphins
  • Swimmer is between 7 and 12 years old and is looking to compete competitively and developing strokes and skills.

  • Training: Demonstration of correct technique in freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke as well as basic butterfly technique. 1km – 1.5 km per session.

  • Sessions: Expected to attend a minimum of 2 sessions per week.
     

Sharks
  • Swimmer is between 8 and 13 years old, is working towards achieving State qualifying times, building fitness and developing strokes and skills.

  • Training: Demonstration of correct technique in all four competitive strokes. Must be able to hold a 100m cycle of 1.50-2.10 mins. 1.8km – 3km per session.

  • Sessions: Expected to attend a minimum of 3 sessions per week.
     

Sharks Gold
  • Swimmer is between 9 and 13 years old, is building towards achieving State qualifying times, building fitness and developing strokes and skills.

  • Training: Demonstration of correct technique in all four competitive strokes. Must be able to hold a 100m cycle of 1.40-1.50 mins. 1.8km – 3km per session.

  • Sessions: Expected to attend a minimum of 4 sessions per week one of which is with the Marlins squad.
     

Junior Marlins
  • Swimmer is between 11 and 14 years old and has achieved State qualifying times or within 5%. Building an understanding of training basis and stroke correction in further detail.

  • Training: Must be able to hold a 100m cycle of 1.25-1.35. 3km – 4.5km per session.

  • Sessions: Expected to attend a minimum of 4-5 sessions per week.
     

Senior Marlins
  • Swimmer is 12 years and above and has State qualifying times and working towards National times.

  • Training: Must be able to hold a 100m cycle of 1.15-1.25. 4.2-6km per session.

  • Sessions: Expected to attend a minimum of 6 sessions per week and expected to attend the Strength and conditioning session currently held on Monday morning.

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