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Aquatic Centre - Swim School - Squads - Photograph by Delly Carr

Competitive Squads

NSW Hub High Performance Program
Coach: Adam Kable

The High Performance program is the pinnacle of the competitive squad program. Entry to this squad is via approval from Adam Kable and the NSW Technical Director Ron McKeon.

Training requirements as per direction of HP team and Coach.

 
Senior Performance Squad
Coach: Matthew Brown

This squad is for athletes who have achieved National Open qualification or is a Senior National Age qualifier. Swimmers will be accepted into this squad via consultation with the Head Coach. This is a performance squad for athletes that devote their full focus to swimming. Athletes will be reviewed annually or when the circumstances warrant a review.

Training requirements

 

  • Each athlete is expected to maintain a full training load (8-9 sessions per week & gym)
  •  Membership to SOPAC Swim Team

Kit bag: kickboard, snorkel, fins, pull-buoy, paddles, band (All with name clearly marked)

Training times

  Monday Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday Friday Saturday
AM 5am - 7.15am
5am - 7.15am  5am - 7.15am   5am - 7.15am
6am - 8am
PM  4pm - 6.30pm
4pm - 6.30pm 4pm - 6.30pm
4pm - 6.30pm

Cost: $185 per month



National Age Performance Squad
Coach: Ryan Frost

Due to the performance nature of this squad, there is a performance based criteria assigned. Swimmers in this squad will have achieved multiple National Age qualifying times or are at a training level that is consistent with the attainment of a National Age qualifying time in the near future. In addition, swimmers must meet attendance and trainability requirements. Selection into this squad will be in consultation with the Head Coach and National Age Performance Coach. Athletes will be reviewed annually or when the circumstances warrant a review.

Training requirements

  • Each athlete is expected to maintain a full training load (6-7 sessions per week & gym)
  • Membership to SOPAC Swim Team

Kit bag: kickboard, snorkel, fins, pull-buoy, paddles, band (All with name clearly marked)

Training times

  Monday Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday Friday Saturday
AM 5am - 7.15am
5am - 7.15am  5am - 7.15am   5am - 7.15am
6am - 8am
PM  4pm - 6.30pm
4pm - 6.30pm 4pm - 6.30pm
4pm - 6.30pm

Cost: $185 per month

 
State Competition Squad
Coach: Kaz Suzuki

Athletes in this squad will be training at a consistent level. Swimmers will have attained state qualifying times. This is a medley based squad in which swimmers will focus on all strokes.

As a rough guide, swimmers should train half of their age plus or minus a session. For example, a 10 year old should train 5 sessions, plus or minus 1 session.

Training requirements

 

  • Each athlete is expected to maintain a full training load (4-6 sessions per week)
  • Membership to SOPAC Swim Team

Kit bag: kickboard, snorkel, fins, pull-buoy, paddles, band (All with name clearly marked)

Training times

  Monday Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday Friday Saturday
AM 5am - 7am
5am - 7am  5am - 7am
6am - 8am
PM  4pm - 6.30pm
4pm - 6.30pm 4pm - 6.30pm
4pm - 6.30pm

Cost: $175 per month

 
Junior Competition Squad
Coach: Daniel Benvenuti

Swimmers in this squad will continue to develop their competition race skills. They will continue to refine their starts, turns and underwater skills. At this level swimmers will achieve a greater aerobic capacity, leading to greater volume in training sessions. Swimmers will also undertake dry land activities in the 30 minutes prior to training in the afternoon (4:30pm – 5pm).

 

Training requirements 

  • Minimum of 4 sessions per week
  • Membership to SOPAC Swim Team

Kit bag: kickboard, snorkel, fins, pull-buoy (All with name clearly marked)

Training times

  Monday Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday Friday Saturday
AM
5.15am - 6.45am    5.15am - 6.45am 5am - 7.15am
6am - 8am
PM  4.30pm - 6pm  4.30pm - 6pm
4.30pm - 6pm

Cost: $170 per month 

 

 

Transition Competition Squad
Coach: Brianna Fisher & James Traiforos

This squad is the entry level to the competitive pathway program. Swimmers will be required to be a member of the SOPAC Swim Team. Swimmers will work at developing all strokes, developing starts and underwater skills and learning how to compete in individual medley races. Swimmers will start to develop their aerobic system. Swimmers will be introduced to competitive swimming at club and area meets.

Training requirements

  • Minimum of 3 sessions per week
  • Membership to SOPAC Swim Team

Kit bag: kickboard, snorkel, fins, pull-buoy (All with name clearly marked)

Training times

  Monday Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday Friday Saturday
AM
5.15am - 6.45am  5.15am - 6.45am

PM  5pm - 6.30pm 5pm - 6.30pm

5pm - 6.30pm

Cost: $165 per month

 

New squad swimmers

If interested, complete Squad enquiry form to express your interest and a trial session will be arranged with the most suitable group.

Trial sessions: $4.50 per session
Enrolment is via monthly direct debit, complete Direct Debit Agreement Form and submit to the Swim School office at swimschool@sopa.nsw.gov.au

 

Entry cards
Once enrolment has been confirmed swimmers and parents will be issued with an entry card. This card enables access to the Aquatic Centre on your child’s designated training day and times.

Entry cards need to be presented at the Service Desk to gain entry for your squad session. Your entry cards cannot be used for access to the Centre outside the training times. Lost or stolen cards are the responsibility of the cardholder and a $5 fee will be charged for a replacement card.

Competitive Squad Progression