JUNIOR SQUAD

 

The Junior Squad is the second progression in Playford Aquatic Club program and aims to assist athletes strengthen the foundations of competitive technique and skill across all four strokes with an emphasis on medley swimming. Participants will be encouraged to focus on the process and enjoyment of racing as they develop habits that will continue throughout their competitive journey. Athletes will continue their involvement in Time Trials and will be introduced to Targeted District & Club level competitions.

 

Age: Primarily between 8-13 years of age

 

Sessions: Athletes are encouraged to attend at least 3 sessions per week.

 

TRAINING TIMETABLE

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

 

MONDAY                    3.45pm-4.30pm

TUESDAY                     3.45pm-4.45pm

WEDNESDAY              6.00pm-7.30pm

THURSDAY                  3.45pm-4.45pm

FRIDAY                        4.30pm-5.30pm

 

SQUAD FEES 

The training fee for Junior Squad $90.00 per Month

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

 

COMPETITIONS

Junior Squad competes in Monthly Time Trials & Targeted District & Club Meets.

 

COMMUNICATION

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 “Club News” email service. Parents and swimmers can subscribe HERE.

 

Facebook

 

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SQUAD PATHWAYS

The athletes in Junior Squad progress to:

  • Intermediate Squad – athletes who:
  • have consistently attended 2+ sessions per week as prescribed by the coach
  • have demonstrated the ability to learn and apply new technique and skill concepts
  • will normally be 10+ years of age
  • have consistently attended competitions as prescribed by the coach
  • are physically and mentally ready for the increase in commitment
  • are physically and mentally ready for the increase in training workload

Progressions from Junior Squad generally occur at the beginning of each season (after Long Course or Short Course State Championships) however a transition phase may take place at any time.

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

 

EQUIPMENT

We do have equipment that swimmers can borrow from time to time. However it is important that swimmers have their own equipment.

Junior Squad Swimmers are asked to have their own:

  • Flippers
  • Kick Board
  • Pull Buoy