Squads

GRALC offers swimmers the chance to train year round with our team of committed and highly experienced coaches and staff. The multi-level squad program caters for squad level swimmer to compete at Club, District, State and National level.

All swimmers who would like to join the Swim Squad are required to be assessed by one of our squad coaches. Our squad levels have a set criteria which must be met before entry is approved. Please be advised that due to limited places, progression is not automatic and will be determined on an individual assessment by the coaches.

A minimum amount of coaching sessions are required for each level of squad. Failure to comply with the mimum session set for each level will result in reassessment and possible withdrawal.

Parents/Guardians accompanying their children to coaching sessions are not required to pay an entry fee. Parents/Guardians who wish to use the pool/gym facilities will be required to pay normal entry fees.

Gym Sessions

Dry land sessions may be conducted throughout the year at the coaches discretion. For these sessions please bring closed in shoes, towel & drink bottle.

Bronze

Bronze Squad is aimed at swimmers who have progressed through the swim school levels and have been assessed competent in all strokes from one of our squad coaches. There is a set criteria of distances and times that must be meet prior to attending squad. Bronze participants are expected to attend a minimum of 3 and maximum of 5 sessions per week.

 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
 

6am - 7.30am

(Julie-Ann)

   

6am-7:30am

 (Julie-Ann)

9am-10am

(Gemma)

5pm - 6pm

(Gemma)

5pm - 6pm

(Gemma)

5pm - 6pm

(Gemma)

5pm - 6pm

(Gemma)

5pm - 6pm 

(Gavin)


Silver

Silver squad swimmers are those that have passed the criteria of the bronze level and who show considerable ability and disire to become dedicated to the training and competitive aspects of the sport. Greater emphasis is placed on technique and endurance of all strokes. Swimmers must participate in a minimum of 5 and maximum of 7 training sessions per week.

 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
 

6am - 7.30am

(Julie-Ann)

   

6am-7:30am

 (Julie-Ann)

9am-10am

(Gemma)

5pm - 6.30pm

(Gemma)

5pm - 6.30pm

(Gemma)

5pm - 6.15pm

(Gemma)

5pm - 6.30pm

(Gemma)

5pm - 6.30pm 

(Gavin)


Gold

This high performance squad is for swimmers that have passed silver level and are competing at a state and national level. A high commitment and dedication is expected by gold squad swimmers and participation in a minimum of 6 training sessions per week.

 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
 

6am - 7.30am

(Julie-Ann)

   

6am-7:30am

 (Julie-Ann)

9am-10am

(Gemma)

5pm - 7pm

(Gemma)

5pm - 7pm

(Gemma)

5pm - 6.15pm

(Gemma)

5pm - 7pm

(Gemma)

5pm - 7pm 

(Gavin)

Saturday morning and school holiday training sessions may be offered through out the year at the coaches discretion.

Wednesday night time trails are conducted by Griffith Swim Club at 6:15pm. For more information on time trials and swim club visit www.griffith.swimming.org.au

 

Squad Swimmers Goals Sheet

This sheet should be filled out at the start of each year and passed back to the coach to allow them to help you achieve your goals, it can be downloaded here.