Development Squads

icon time Training Frequency:

1-3 x 1 hour session/s

Please check with your swim school for current timetable. 

icon time Prerequisite:

Completion of Junior Squads or equivalent

icon time Learning Aims

  • Ensuring swimmers are enjoying their swimming
  • Promotion to State Squad
  • Correct turns and strokes for all individual and medley transistions
  • Correct dives from pool edge
  • Meet set criteria for freestyle, backstroke and medley strokes
  • Regularly attend at least two training sessions per week
  • Regular and active participation in competitions



Squad Overview

Development squads aim to transition swimmers from Junior Squads through to being a competitive swimmer. These squads develop swimmers to improve their fitness and skill base over each session. Coaches plan sessions with an emphasis on technique across all four strokes.  Our Development Squads are further supported with events such as school holiday Squad Clinics, Super Sprints, Mega Swims and Red & Blue Days; as well as our partnership with the Norwood Swimming Club.

  • LANGMAN SQUAD: The beginning of our Development Program. This squad begins the transition from the learning of squad skills, to developing these through to more specific training techniques for each stroke.
  • BASTIAN SQUAD: For swimmers who have reached a good standard and are ready to take the next step in their training to prepare them for compeition. Bastian swimmers have the choice to extend themselves by registering with the Norwood Swim Club for competitive swimming.
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