Dolphins Squad

The next generation of Tateswim's youngest and fastest competitive swimmers train with Dolphin Squad.

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SQUAD INFORMATION

Coach

Ben Qin and Bev Tate

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Equipment

Requirements

To participate in this squad swimmers are required to:

  • Regularly attend an average of two or more classes per week (3 classes per week is recommended) 
  • Join M1 Swimming Club and participate at nominated swim meets
  • Be approximately 8-11 years of age
  • Demonstrate a strong swimming ability for age group

Time Standards

Swimmers are required to have achieved the following standards according to Swimming Australia's Junior Excellence Program:

  • 10-11 yrs: Bronze or above
  • 9yrs & under: Green or above

Competitive Swimming

Swimmers are required join M1 Swimming Club and take part in swimming competitions. For more details, click here.

Training times

Swimmers may attend any of the following sessions each week:

  • Mon 6.30-7.30pm
  • Tue 4.30-5.30pm 
  • Wed 7.00-8.00pm
  • Thu 7.00-8.00pm
  • Fri 4.30-5.15pm (dryland) / 5.20-6.00pm (swim)

Please refer to our latest training calendar for a detailed schedule for the current quarter.

During the summer school holidays, classes are held as per the summer holiday schedule

Training dates

Training takes place 48 weeks per year - refer to our training breaks page to check when swimmers will have a break from training.

Performance Goals

Swimmers should aim to qualify for Bronze/Silver/Gold standard in Swimming Australia's Junior Excellence Program 

Swim meets

Dolphins Squad will be participating in the following meets in the 2018/2019 Season:

Short Course Season (May to September 2018)

  • 5 May - Oasis Encouragement Meet
  • 26 May - M1 Short Course Gala
  • 22 July - Ringwood Short Course Meet
  • 29 July - Lilydale Meet 
  • 11-12 Aug - Metro Short Course Competition
  • 1 Sep - M1 Junior Clinic

Long Course Season (October 2018 to April 2019)

  • 13 Oct - Bayside Long Course Meet
  • 10 Nov - M1 Long Course Gala 
  • 25 Nov - DVE Long Course Meet
  • 9 Feb - Metro South All Junior Selections
  • 16 Mar - M1 Club Championship Gala
  • 30-31 Mar - Metro All Junior Competition

Please refer to the M1 Red page for details and online entries for the above meets.

Pathways

Swimmers typically progress into Dolphins from Junior 1.

From Dolphin Squad, swimmers can progress to one of the following squads: