Development Squads are the next levels up
from the Splashers learn to swim program. The development squad aims to
improve the technique and fitness of the swimmer and is structured as
Children progress from the learn-to-swim program increasing stamina
and fitness. Squad etiquette and freestyle and backstroke stroke
technique are taught. The breaststroke kick is introduced. Sessions
are 45 minutes.
Freestyle and backstroke skills are improved and distances increased.
Stamina & fitness levels are increased with the introduction of the
complete breaststroke. The butterfly kick is introduced. Sessions are
Butterfly is taught as a complete stroke. Swim distances are up to
two kilometres in an hour with an emphasis on stroke technique. Programs
for this squad have set times and aerobic levels. Sessions are 60
This squad is for the Dolphins with stronger swimming stamina and is designed to increase endurance. Sessions are 60 minutes.
This program is for teenagers who want to improve their fitness level
for water polo, triathlon racing, surfing, lifesaving competition and
general swimming. Cross training is incorporated into this squad with an
emphasis on endurance and stamina improvement. This squad covers three
to five kilometres in 90 minutes.
This class is targeted at swimmers in the development squads at Frogs
level and above. Classes focus on all four swimming strokes, plus
starts, turns and finishes and encourages club swimming. This is the
squad of rising champions. New swimmers will need to be assessed.
Sessions are 60 minutes.