PRE SQUAD


Pre- squad is for our beginner swimmers who:

  1. have developed sound freestyle and backstroke skills;

  2. have learnt some breaststroke and butterfly skills

  3. are ready for further challenges in pre- squad

Hour long, larger group sessions
Focus on stroke development
Larger numbers allow for challenge, competition and socialisation
Hour long sessions offer more practise and repeat efforts to build skills and stamina


SQUAD


Squads are available for swimmers who are confident swimming the four strokes and wish to continue improving their skills


Our swimmers love squads for many different reasons!
  1. some may wish to swim competitively

  2. others wish to swim for health and fitness

  3. some swim for part of the year to ensure their swimming skills are still able to help them to be safer while swimming

  4. others swim simply because they enjoy swimming

 

How far should I be able to swim to consider myself safer in water?


The Royal Life Saving Society (RLSS) drowning statistics show:
  1. most drownings occur within 20 metres of safety

  2. after unexpectedly entering water, swimmers are only able to swim 10% of the distance they can comfortably swim in a pool


Therefore a minimum distance of 200m continuous, comfortable freestyle is necessary


We recommend a minimum of 400m continuous, comfortable freestyle to be considered safer in and around water


Remember, Swimming is for life.


Drowning statistics show that people of all ages drown. In the year ending June 2011 315 people were reported drowned in Australia. Media focus and educational focus often centres on the drownings of children. These drownings are tragic and often avoidable but of the 315 people who drowned last year, 47 were  14 years or younger (children); 268 older people lost their lives.


Many people learn to swim when they are younger and then through lack of practice their skills deteriorate.


Practice need not mean swimming once a week. Possibly once a month for an active individual would be enough to maintain the breathing stamina which would allow you to swim comfortably and continuously. But if you do not practise regularly your swim skills will deteriorate. If you do not test your skills you will not know whether you can consider yourself a safer swimmer.


Swimming is for life.


When are classes?