Following from Stroke Development 2 we have four levels of squad swimming, including our RACING SQUAD designed for the young (9-12 year old) competitive swimmer and FIN SWIM SQUAD for 10-16 year olds.
MINI SQUAD is the first progression from Stroke Development and an introduction to ‘squad training’. Whilst continuing to develop efficient and rhythmic techniques in all four strokes, swimmers must have a sound knowledge of all strokes and able to swim 100m freestyle. Much of the class is focused on technique improvement and maintaining efficient stroking over a longer distance. Swimmers also learn to read the pace clock and start interval training and mastering tumble turns, touch turns, diving and streamlines. (approx. ages 8-10yrs). Ideally Mini Squad swimmers should attend 2 times per week.
JUNIOR SQUAD The next squad following from Mini Squad for students who have increased fitness levels and solid technique across all strokes. The squad aims to develop more endurance and aerobic fitness while maintaining correct efficient stroking. Interval training and race prepartion techniques are also a part of Junior Squad training. This is an excellent squad for the 8/9 year old competitor or 9-11 year old looking for increased fitness and swimming development. Junior Squad swimmers are encouraged to swim 2-3 times per week and also join the SWIM CLUB for regular competition.
SENIOR SQUAD is aimed at 11-14 year olds to improve fitness, speed, knowledge of training, land training while introducing swimmers to interesting and challenging squad swimming. Excellent preparation for the school swimming carnival, the competitive Club level swimmer or simply for 11-14 year olds to improve their general fitness and swimming ability. High School students are most welcome to join this squad.
RACING SQUAD is designed for 9 years and over competitive swimmers. Swimmers must attend a minimum of 3 swim/land sessions per week. This squad expands swimmers knowledge of the world of competitive swimming and racing as well as developing their physical capabilities and nuturing their emotional development as young athletes. An enjoyable and diverse program aimed to inspire young athletes to learn about mastering their own ability and laying the foundations for future success.
FIN SWIM SQUAD
FIN SWIM SQUAD is combined with our High school squad currently, to encourage children 10 years and over to continue swimming for fitness and development. A number of the main sets will be executed with fins on and the swimmers will also be encouraged to prepare for FIN SWIM RACING, which is a new world-wide phenomenon and a fun addition to traditional swim training.
Georgie Parkes Swim School is owned and managed by Dual Olympic Swimmer, World Champion and Commonwealth Games Gold medalist Georgina Parkes.