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Mini Squad Academy

Welcome to the next level of your swimming career...

After Swim School, children can join our Mini Squads Academy and take their swimming to the next exciting level. Mini Squads is an advanced program that further develops swimming strokes and introduces children to swimming as a sport.

All swimmers in our Mini Squads Levels are invited to participate in regular time trials. Time trials give swimmers the opportunity to set personal times for a particular set of strokes and distances and see if their swimming meets the times to progress to the next level.

Parafield Gardens Swim School is proud to be affiliated with the Western Aquatic Swimming Club (W.A.S.C).  The W.A.S.C is based out of the Largs Bay Swim Centre and they invite all of our squad swimmers to join and compete as one big team. Please see your coach for information on joining the club.

Swimmers in Mini Squads may join the W.A.S.C at any stage. By joining with the club you become part of a swim team and can enter swim meets across Adelaide. This is a great entry level to all swimmers who want to take up swimming competitively.

Upon completion of the Gold Squad, swimmers have the opportunity to move full time to Largs Bay. As part of the W.A.S.C swimmers will progress through the squad groups from Gold, State and National.

Swimmers will need their own flippers & kickboard for all squad levels.  Swimmers who succesfully complete the test set or have joined the program and can succesfully complete the test set with good form will move to the next squad level. The objectives of each squad level is to continue to buid on swimmers technique while teaching them about different training sets that prepare them to compete. Swimmers will learn to use the pace clock, correct turns and starts while improving their stroke and endurance.

Junior Squad

Junior Squad

Junior Squad develops the competitive strokes learnt in swim school while building fitness and confidence.

Cost

$225 per Block
$50 per Fortnight (Direct Debit)
1 Swim per week

Requirements

Flippers & Kickboard

Silver Squad

Silver Squad

Silver squad swimmers are required to swim a minimum of 2 sessions per week. This will help build their fitness and begin to further their skill development as training becomes more consistent.

Cost

$140 per Month
$126 (10% discount  when paid by 1st Month)
4 Available Swim Sessions

Requirements

Flippers, Kickboard & Pull Buoy

Gold Squad

Gold Squad

Gold squad swimmers are required to swim a minimum of 3 sessions per week. This will further develop their technical skills which will lift their stroke integrity and speed in all competitive strokes.

Cost

$160 per month
$144 (10% discount when paid by 1st Month)
4 Available Swim Sessions

Requirements

Flippers, Kickboard, Pull Boy & Paddles

Fitness Squad

After completing Junior squad, swimmers who do not wish to move into Silver squad have the oppurtunity to join our Fitness squad. We will continue to deveop skills and fitness in the water while still having fun. Swimmers only attend once per week.

Cost

$25 per session
$225 block of 10 sessions

Requirments

Completion of Junior squad or equivalent level.

Mini Squad Academy Time Trials

All swimmers in our Mini Squad levels are invited to participate in regular time trials.  Time trials give swimmers the opportunity to set personal times for a particular set of strokes and distances and see if their swimming meets the times to progress to the next level.  Time Trials are held on Fridays every 6 weeks. Please nominate at the front desk.

Time Trial Dates for 2020

Time Trials start at 6:00pm on the following Fridays

February 21st

April 3rd

May 15th

June 26th

August 7th

September 18th

October 30th

Picking Up & Dropping Off Policy

  • Children under 9 MUST have a parent/guardian with them at all times
  • Children over 9 & under 14 MUST be signed in & out of the centre at the front desk if you are leaving them during training
  • Parents/guardians MUST drop off & pick up children from inside the centre
  • Ensure you notify the front desk if your contact details change

Please refer to the squad notice board in the foyer for squad specific information

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