Junior 1 Squad

Junior 1 is an exciting level in a swimmer's journey as this is where swimmers make a significant transformation.

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SQUAD INFORMATION

Coaches

Richard Thornton and Owen Duan

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Equipment

Requirements

To participate in this squad swimmers are required to:

  • Regularly attend 2 or more sessions per week
  • Be approximately 8 - 11 years old
  • Demonstrate good ability to swim all four strokes and perform dives
  • Demonstrate sound ability to perform tumble turns
  • Understand and demonstrate good lane etiquette

Class times

Swimmers may attend any of the following sessions each week:

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

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 with a training break in most school holidays (usually one week).

Squad objectives

The objective of this squad is to:

  • spark the swimmer's desire to challenge themselves
  • further develop technique, skills and training methods
  • improve fitness and speed
  • become stronger mentally and physically

Pathways

Swimmers typically progress into Junior 1 from Junior 2 Squad.

From Junior 1, swimmers may progress to one of the following squads: