Academy 1 & 2

Academy 1 & 2 Squad

Long Term Athletic Development: FUNdamentals 

As a member of Academy swimmers should be able to:

  • Attend at least one (ideally two) sessions a week.
  • Perform two strokes to ASA standards and can enter and leave the pool safely.
  • Have reached a Level 5 stage of the National Plan for Teaching Swimming or equivalent.
  • Have a positive attitude to training, both technically and physically.
  • Have sufficient mental and physical development to train at a low level.
  • Have a desire to learn to be a competitive swimmer.

 

The aim of this squad will be to:

  • Provide an introduction to competition rules.
  • Provide an introduction to low level competition situations.
  • Provide a sound base of fundamental techniques across all strokes and skills.
  • Introduce basic training skills such as the use of stroke counting and stroke drills.
  • Increase stamina and introduce pace training.
  • Provide aerobic and short sprint training.
  • Develop an understanding of the What?, Why?, and How? of swimming.
  • Ideally complete a Competitive Start Award.