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, Owen and Stephanie

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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

Once swimmers reach Junior 1 level and above, they can attend any classes and there is no need to select specific days - just turn up to any class. There is no limit on how many classes swimmers can attend.

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 4.30-6.00pm (dryland + swim) - Stephanie
Sun 4.15-5.15pm (available from 10 November 2019)

Note: Between 30 September and 3 November some class times will vary due to maintenance works at the MARC, please click here to check the schedule.

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

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

  • develop a basic understanding of how to use the timer clock

  • cope with swimming distances of 1.5-2km within a one hour class

  • develop skills for competitive swimming

Pathways

Swimmers typically progress into Junior 1 from Junior 2 Squad.

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