The sport of swimming provides many opportunities, such as making lifelong friends, obtaining a healthy lifestyle, and learning valuable life skills. For swimmers who would like to train for health and fitness, other aquatic sports, recreation or school carnivals and competitions, one of our squads could be the perfect!
WestSwim squads are suitable for swimmers from Stage 9, and focuses on skill development, fitness, progress, fun, physical challenges and swimming training skills for life. WestSwim operates a perpetual programme, with ongoing swimming test sets and drill sets to ensure your child is continually challenged.
Commencing in August 2019, this coaching program has a selection of swimming squads to suit all ages and abilities at the Craigie Leisure Centre. Swimmers can choose to swim either the Competitive Development or Fitness streams at any time dependent on their own personal swimming goals and needs.
COMPETITIVE DEVELOPMENT STREAM
Stroke Development Squad – 7 to 13 years
This squad is the first level of the WestSwim Craigie program, and focuses on effective and efficient stroke technique, Freestyle, Backstroke and Breaststroke turns and the development of Butterfly. This swim squad is perfect for young swimmers who are wanting to develop their swimming ability. Swimmers will train up to 1000 – 1200 metres in the Stroke Development Squad at each training session, with a mix of all swimming strokes, drills and skills. Swimmers are coached by two ASCTA accredited swim coaches in each squad in collaboration with Breakers Swimming Club. It is recommended that swimmers bring their own swimming training mesh bag with flippers (long), kickboard and pull buoy so they can be prepared quickly.
Our coaching team recommend regular attendance to two to four sessions per week to develop into proficient and strong squad swimmers.
Monday to Friday 3:30pm – 4:15pm / 4:15pm – 5:00pm
Saturday 7:45am – 8:15am
$39.00 fortnight direct debit (plus pool entry payable to Craigie Leisure Centre)
Juniors Squad – 8 to 14 years
This squad is coached in the beautiful 50m outdoor pool at Craigie Leisure Centre and continues to refine stroke technique of all strokes, mastery of swimming turns, starts and finishes, whilst building aerobic fitness and speed. Juniors Squad swimmers will train 1500 – 1800m each session and are coached by two ASCTA accredited swim coaches in collaboration with Breakers Swimming Club. Equipment required by swimmers includes a swimming mesh bag with flippers (long), pull buoy and kickboard so swimmers can changeover quickly between sets.
It is recommended swimmers commit to regularly attending three to five sessions per week to allow coaches to develop swimmers endurance, strength and technique.
Monday, Wednesday and Friday 4:00 – 5:00pm
Tuesday and Thursday 3:45pm – 4:45pm / 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Saturday 6:30 – 7:30am
$44 fortnight direct debit (plus pool entry payable to Craigie Leisure Centre)
This swim squads provide the right pathway for swimmers to move into more competitive swim squads which focus on State, National and International pool competitions, Open Water, Surf Club and School Competitions. These competitive squads are also available at Craigie Leisure and include the Intermediate and National Squads, managed by Breakers Swimming Club.