JUNIOR NATIONAL SQUAD

 

The Junior National Squad is the entry level squad in the performance pathway and assists athletes to perform at the South Australian Age Championship meets. Athletes are primarily 11-14 years of age and attend 5-7 sessions per week with participants developing all aspects of stroke technique, fitness levels and race skills to prepare for competition.

Entry into the squad is by invite from the Coach of the Junior National Squad in consultation with the Head Coach. Athletes must demonstrate high levels of commitment and performance to maintain their place within the squad with squad re-selections completed after the major performance championships throughout the year.

 

Age: Primarily between 11-14 years of age

 

Sessions: Athletes are encouraged to attend at least 4 sessions per week.

 

TRAINING TIMETABLE

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

 

MONDAY                    5.30am-7.30am         

TUESDAY                                                         5.30pm-7.30pm

WEDNESDAY              5.30am-7.30am

THURSDAY                                                      5.30pm-7.30pm

FRIDAY                        5.30am-7.30am          5.30pm-7.30pm

SATURDAY                  6.00am-8.00am

 

SQUAD FEES 

The training fee for National Junior Squad $135.00 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.

 

COMPETITIONS

Junior National Squad competes in Targeted Meets & State Championships in order to qualify for National Age Championships.

 

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 National Squad can progress to:

 

  • High Performance Squad – athletes who:
  • have consistently attended 5+ sessions per week as prescribed by the coach
  • have qualified to compete at National Age or National Open Water Championships
  • will normally be 14+ 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

     

    or

     

  • State Championship Squad – athletes who:
  • have consistently attended 5+ sessions per week as prescribed by the coach
  • have Qualified and Compete at State Age Championships
  • will normally be 14+ 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 Intermediate 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

Junior National Squad Swimmers are asked to have their own:

  • Flippers
  • Kick Board
  • Pull Buoy
  • Paddles
  • Snorkels