At Clayfield Swimming, we offer a progressive squad structure that allows swimmers to develop at their own pace and in line with their personal motivation for the sport. Squad training is a great way to make friends, while also greatly benefiting those participating in school swimming meets. It has a great benefit across multiple sports due to the low impact on the body and thus a great sport to use in the development of aerobic capacity.
WE OFFER AN ENVIRONMENT WHERE EACH SWIMMER CAN EXPRESS THEIR MOTIVATION FOR SWIMMING!
Below is a brief description of each squad. All squads run year-round and swimmers must be a registered member of Clayfield Swimming to compete in the swim program.
This squad builds on distance and strength in freestyle, backstroke, butterfly and breaststroke whilst refining racing skills. Swimmers will be introduced to training sets and must have a clear understanding of how to use the pace clock. Swimmers in this squad are also encouraged to compete in swim meets throughout the year.
Swimmers are encouraged to attend two to three sessions per week and require fins, kickboard and a pull buoy. The monthly training fee ($135 per month) includes a maximum of six training sessions per week.
These swimmers are also aged between 9 – 12 years old and have shown a commitment to the program, a willingness to attend competition and a desire to perform at both school and club level. Devlopment sessions run for 90mins and are more intensive with both a technique focus and an early introduction to interval training and various set types.
Although the focus remains on technical development in this squad, it is a more competitive and driven group of athletes who show a desire to be a state level or national level swimmer in the future.
Swimmers are encouraged to attend at least four sessions per week and require fins, kickboard, pull buoy and a snorkel as well as small paddles. The monthly training fee ($145 per month) includes a maximum of six training sessions per week.
Swimmers in the Competition Squad are aged between 10 to 12 years and have or are very close to attaining a Queensland State Qualifying time. They are developing their race skills as well as their fitness and strength with sessions that run longer than the Devlopment Squad. This squad does have a minimum entry and attendance requirement and swimmers who join this squad have made competitive swimming their short and long term goal.
Swimmers must commit to five sessions a week and require fins, kickboard, pull buoy, paddles and a snorkel. The monthly training ($160 per month) fee includes a maximum of eight training sessions per week.