- Written by: Kate Bradshaw Ripples NSW (02) 9833 3000 (02) 9833 3311 firstname.lastname@example.org https://www.ripplesnsw.com.au Charles Hackett Drive St Marys NSW 2760 Australia
The Development Squad level is for swimmers that are progressing from the Learn to Swim program or at a beginner squad level. Swimmers will focus on optimal refinement of fundamental movement skills, exposure to basic swimming technique, skill coordination, agility and physical literacy in swimming with a fun environment.
Swimmers who are wishing to move into the Representative Program will need to discuss with the Head Coach on recommended training sessions and requirements.
This level is for swimmers who are competing at representative levels of swimming. At this level, swimmers need to commit themselves to the program at a consistent level.
Swimmers will aim to achieve state qualifying times or NSW State Age Championship. This is a medley based squad in which swimmers will focus on all strokes. Swimmers are encouraged to attend regular meets such as Swimming Metro South West (SMSW) Championship and Swimming NSW Championships. For swimmers 14 years old or older, a land-based gym program is introduced.
Junior Performance Squad
This level is for swimmers at representative levels of swimming. Swimmers are required to attend all training sessions.
Swimmers will have attained state qualifying times or have achieved NSW State Age Championship level. This is a medley based squad in which swimmers will focus on all strokes. This squad of swimmers must be dedicated and focused on achievement and performance.
Having a professional attitude is important and swimmers must attend targeted meets. Swimmers will have seasonal consultation with the coach regarding goal setting, cross-training and training. For swimmers 14 years old or older, a land-based gym program is introduced.
Senior Performance Squad
This level is for swimmers that have achieved NSW State Open Qualifying time or National Age/Open qualifying times, or are at a training level that is consistent with the attainment of a National Age qualifying time in the near future.
Swimmers must meet attendance and trainability requirements. Selection into this squad will be in consultation with the Head Coach.
This level of swimmer must be dedicated and focused on achievement and performance. Swimmers must attend all training sessions on time, be enthusiastic, having a professional attitude and attend targeted meets.
This level has regular consultation with the head coach regarding goal setting, gym training, nutrition advice, flexibility plans and advanced stroke analysis. For swimmers 14 years old or older, a land-based gym program is introduced.