Long Term Athletic Development: SwimSkills

As a member of Transition swimmers should be able to:

  • Attend at least two (ideally three) sessions a week.
  • Perform all four strokes legally and have a working knowledge of the laws of starts and turns.
  • Use the pace clock.
  • Have a positive attitude to training both technically and physically.
  • Have sufficient mental and physical development to train at a low level.
  • Have adequate land discipline.
  • Show a desire to compete at DSC ‘Splash Nights’, annual Club Championships and a minimum of two open meets a year if age requirements are met.


The aim of this squad will be to:

  • Provide consistency of performance of techniques of all four strokes under ASA law.
  • Provide consistency of starting and turning skills under ASA law.
  • Introduce Team and Open Meet competition.
  • Refine training skills.
  • Provide increased aerobic and short sprint training.
  • Ensure that all strokes are safe enough for distance and intensity to be increased without injury.
  • To build skills and application through Open competition. Provide preparation for competitive swimming in both open & team events.