Swim Squads

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Our Squads Program runs year round. Our committed and passionate coaching team provides a fun and enjoyable environment with an inclusive pathway to performance, ensuring that all participants achieve their swimming potential, whether they're new to squads, swimming for fitness or competing at an elite level in either the pool or surf.

 

How to Join our Squad Program

An assessment is required to join the squads program.

Assessment Criteria: Swimmers must be proficient in all 4 stroke and have the ability to maintain correct technique throughout the up to 800m assessment set. 

Assessment Time: TBA closer to centre opening.

 

Pre-register for Waves Swim Squad Enrolment

 

Pricing

Sessions Per Week Fortnightly Debit
1 $39.00
2 $60.00
3 $69.00
4 $84.00
UNLIMITED MEMBER $95.00

 

Equipment Required

  • Swim Cap (All Squad Levels) - a complimentary Swim cap is provided to you on enrolment (representative caps or plain colour caps are also acceptable)
  • Kickboards (All Squad Levels)
  • Goggles (All Squad Levels)
  • Fins (All Squad Levels)
  • Water bottle (All Squad Levels)
  • Mesh kit bag (All Squad Levels)
  • Pool Buoy - (All Squad Levels)
  • Hand Paddles - (Bronze, Silver & Gold)
  • Front breathing snorkel – (Silver & Gold only)

 

Missed Sessions 

Swimmers are eligible for the following options for missed lessons per calendar year:

  • 8 missed Sessions per calendar year. 
  • You MUST notify us through your membership portal prior to your session.
  • Normal charges still apply - you will be able to reschedule the session or receive a family practice pass which allows entry for up to 2 adults and 3 children or 1 adult and 4 children to the pool. Valid for 12 weeks from the date of your missed lesson.

 

Our Squads

Development Squads | Duration: 45 Minutes

Development squads are for swimmers moving up from the Minis program. Sessions are based on refining race technique, endurance and learning the essential drills for all strokes.

Swimmers undertake a minimum of 1 session per week with a maximum of 3 sessions per week. 

 

Times (from centre opening & subject to change)

Sessions Per Week Fortnightly Debit
MONDAY 4pm
TUESDAY 4pm
WEDNESDAY 4pm
THURSDAY 4pm
FRIDAY 4pm
SATURDAY
 -

 

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Junior Squads | Duration: 60 Minutes

Junior squads are for swimmers moving up from the Development squad program. Sessions are based on refining race technique, endurance and pace for all strokes.

Minimum 2 sessions per week, maximum of 4 sessions per week.

Times (from centre opening & subject to change)

Sessions Per Week Fortnightly Debit
MONDAY 4pm
TUESDAY 4pm
WEDNESDAY 4pm
THURSDAY 4pm
FRIDAY 4pm
SATURDAY
8am

 

Pre-register for Waves Swim Squad Enrolment

Bronze Squads | Duration: 60 Minutes

This is the entry level of the competitive squads program and consists of 3 levels. Sessions have higher intensity and volume, and focuses on the development of racing techniques and introduction to different training zones.

Swimmers undertake a minimum of 3 sessions per week with a maximum of 6 sessions per week.

* 'FIT' You Bronze (Youth) Squad - Our fitness squads for all your fitness needs. Our predominantly freestyle-focused sessions for Waterpolo, Triathlons and Surf or just to improve fitness and develop/maintain stroke efficiency across all other strokes for both pool and open water swimmers.

Times (from centre opening & subject to change)

Sessions Per Week Fortnightly Debit
MONDAY 5pm
TUESDAY 7am, 5pm
WEDNESDAY 7am
THURSDAY 7am, 5pm
FRIDAY 5pm
SATURDAY
8am

 

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Silver Squads | Duration: 90 Minutes

Silver squads is the next level in our competitive squads program. It consists of 2 levels and are for those who wish to swim competitively.

The intensity and volume of training sessions are high. Focus is on building a strong aerobic endurance base as well as improving stroke and racing technique.

Swimmers undertake a minimum of 4 sessions per week with a maximum of 7 sessions per week, excluding gym.

Times (from centre opening & subject to change)

Sessions Per Week Fortnightly Debit
MONDAY 5pm
TUESDAY 5pm, 6am
WEDNESDAY 5.30am, 5pm
THURSDAY 6am, 5pm
FRIDAY 5pm
SATURDAY 6am 

 

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Gold Squads | Duration: 120 Minutes

Gold Squads are the top tier of our squad program. Swimmers must be athletes competing at elite levels for National and/or State Championships, Surf Life Saving or Triathlons and be dedicated and focused on achievement and performance. Fitness Centre options are also available for swimmers over 16 years of age. For more details, please enquire with your coach.

Swimmers undertake a minimum of 5 sessions per week with no maximum. Gym is excluded.

Times (from centre opening & subject to change)

Sessions Per Week Fortnightly Debit
MONDAY 5pm
TUESDAY 6am, 5pm
WEDNESDAY 6am, 5pm
THURSDAY 6am, 5pm
FRIDAY 5pm
SATURDAY
6am

 

Pre-register for Waves Swim Squad Enrolment

 

‘FIT’ You Squads 

Our Adults Squads program information can be found on the Adult Swim Program page.

 

An interview with Head Coach, Josh Stapley

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Newly appointed Head Coach of Waves’ Squad Swimming, Josh Stapley’s mantra is - ‘I don’t coach swimming, I coach people.’

“I love seeing young people develop,” said Josh, “and the lessons they learn in swimming will benefit them later in life.”

As Head Coach of Squad Swimming at Waves Josh will oversee various levels of competitive and fitness swimming.

“Taking the role as Head Coach with Waves is a move I couldn’t pass up,” said Josh. “It’s one of the best aquatic facilities in the state and will help me develop as a coach and allow me to inspire more people to enjoy swimming and become great athletes.”

Waves offers several levels of squad training including transition from learn to swim, Bronze, Silver and Gold ‘competitive’ levels and a Bronze and Silver ‘Fitness’ category that also includes a triathlon stream for juniors and adults.

Josh has a Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science at Charles Sturt University and began coaching in his hometown of Bathurst. He has also participated in triathlons for the past 10 years and had a short spell as a professional triathlete.

“When I was a junior elite athlete growing up in Bathurst, I had limited access to services that helped me develop,” said Josh, “I’m keen to make sure junior elite athletes who come to Waves can access all those resources, and high-level coaching is part of that.”

“As a coach, I’m looking forward to helping elite athletes reach their potential, but also encouraging participation in swimming for the whole Hills Shire community,” he added.

If you are interested in joining squad swimming at Waves, we are currently taking pre-registration enrolment information until the centre opens via this online form.

We will contact you to complete an online assessment and then you will be assigned to an appropriate squad level. After that you will be asked to attend a trial to determine if that level is the right fit for you. 

 

Enquiries

If you have any further questions regarding our Swim Squads please complete our online enquiry form here