Junior Academy

Group: Junior Academy – FUNdamentals

  • Training Period: 1.5 Year – 3 Years                                      
  • Recommend Session: 1-3 time as week
  • Yearly Training: 24-40 weeks

 

About:

  • This is our first level in the club and is split into two groups. Junior Academy caters for a range of what children are trying to achieve from water safety, fitness for both water sports & other sports, learning new skills and competitive swimming.
  • At this level children should learn all fundamental movement skills and build overall motor skills. Skill development in the FUNdamentals stage should be well structured, positive, and FUN.
  • This group covers: Technique for all stroke, Aerobic endurance, Sculling drills, Simple training sets, Racing skills – start & turns, Speed work 15-25m, Water safety

 

Junior Academy: Platinum

Age Range: Males: 8-11, Females: 7-10 (+/- a year)
  • In this group swimmers are making the progression from learn to swim into club swimming.
  • This group follows a structured term plan that focuses on all four main strokes, dive & turns
  • It is recommended for swimmers in this group to try our club nights (1 a term) & race night (3-5 over summer). If interest swimmers can start Junior development meets   
 
Session Times:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 5:00-6:00pm
Tuesday & Thursday: 4:00-5:00pm
 

Junior Academy: Diamonds 

Age Range: Males: 9-12, Females: 8-11 (+/- a year)    
  • In this group swimmers are making the progression either towards competitive swimmer or fitness, swimmers don’t need to fully decide their pathway at this stage.
  • Like the platinum group, the Diamond also follow a term plan with a more of an emphasis on aerobic capacity
  • As well as club nights & race nights swimmers can look at entering swim meets if interested    
 
Session Times:
Monday & Friday: 4:00-5:00pm
Wednesday: 3:30-5:00pm
Tuesday & Thursday: 5:00-6:00pm
Saturday: 8:00-9:30am – Please talk with your coach if this is a suitable session for you