The Talent Squad is the first progression in the Playford Aquatic Club program and aims to assist athletes with the transition from Learn to Swim Lessons to a competitive squad environment.
Participants will learn how to function in a squad environment as they develop the foundations of competitive technique and skill across all four strokes. Introduction to competition is done in a fun, encouraging and educating way through our monthly Time Trial program.


Age: Primarily between 8-12 years of age


Sessions: Athletes are encouraged to attend at least 2 sessions per week.



Coach: Lawrence Krauter Email: krauter@live.com.au


TUESDAY                     4.45pm-5.30pm

WEDNESDAY              3.45pm-4.30pm

THURSDAY                  4.45pm-5.30pm

FRIDAY                        3.45pm-5.30pm



The training fee for Talent Squad $65.00 per Month

In a case where a student may have a serious injury or illness, and misses three or more weeks of training please contact the CLUB TREASURER to organise temporarily freezing your training fees.


Talent Squad competes in Monthly Time Trials.



Two of the most important aspects of being involved in the Playford Aquatic Club is good communication between the coach, swimmer and parents and the effective distribution of information to families by the coach and the club.

Seasonal meetings will be held for each squad where the coach will provide information to parents and swimmers including competition schedules.

If a swimmer or parent has any questions or concerns, they are asked to speak to their coach.


The Club uses a number of communication methods to keep members up to date;


Email – Emails are our main form of communication with our Members. Please ensure the Club has an up to date email address to contact you. If you need to update your email address please contact the CLUB SECRETARY.


Notice Board – Relevant information regarding upcoming meets can be found on the Club Notice Board.


Newsletter- Every family is required to subscribe to the Newsletter email service. Parents and swimmers can subscribe HERE






The athletes in Talent Squad progress to:

  • Junior Squad – athletes who:
  • have consistently attended 2 sessions per week
  • have demonstrated the ability to learn and apply new technique and skill concepts
  • have consistently attended Time Trials
  • are physically and mentally ready for the increase in commitment
  • are physically and mentally ready for the increase in training workload


Progressions from Talent Squad generally occur at the beginning of each month however they can take place at any time.

Athlete progression will be decided by the relevant Coaches within the Coaching Team.



Talent Squad Swimmers are asked to have their own:

  • Flippers
  • Kick Board