Sydney University Swimming has produced many champions. At present our Junior Squad swimmers share the lanes with International and Australian representatives in pool, open water and multiclass athletes.
We offer squad swimming for all ages and abilities, recreational and competitive. Our qualified coaches guide and nurture young swimmers to be the best they can be by developing their technique, helping them achieve their personal goals and creating an accomplished swimmer not just for now but for their entire lives.
Our Gold, Silver and Bronze licenced coaches are on deck to deliver quality sessions and mentor our junior coaches to ensure full integration of our program pathways.
To ensure swimmers are in the correct squad for their abilities we offer free assessments prior to registration. Please call 9351 8735 or email [email protected].
Squad swimmers are offered sessions 7 days a week. Annual Junior SUSF Membership of $30 is required.
- All squad fees are paid on a 10 week term basis. Multiple session payments are available.
- Single casual squad session $20
Mini Squad (8-10 yrs)
This is the learn to swim graduate level. In Mini Squad, swimmers learn the basics of clock reading, lane etiquette, and body position drills. Skills such as streamlines and turns are fine tuned and simple sets are delivered to develop an aerobic base.
Development Squad (9-11 years)
This squad level will build on the foundations learnt in the mini squad.
Swimmers will keep developing all 4 strokes, starts, turns and finishes and individual medley. The focus will be developing more efficient swimming. Development squad will cover an average distance of 800m – 1.4km per session. Preparation for school carnivals is a focus during the summer season. Membership of the Sydney Uni Swim Club will enable your child to compete in club meets, practicing their race skills on a monthly basis throughout the year. It is also a wonderful way to swim in a social setting and provides opportunity to provide lifelong friendships.
Challenge Squad (11-12 years)
This squad focuses on building sound swimming technique, confidence and knowledge of the sport of swimming. With consolidated technique, swimmers are introduced to fitness test sets. Typically, swimmers compete sessions of 1.5 -2km per session. Preparation for school, zone and regional carnivals is a focus of summer season. Being part of the Sydney Uni Swim Club will encourage your children to make friends with like-minded swimmers and give them confidence and opportunity to race together.
This squad is ideal for water fitness in a fun, engaging social setting. Sessions are tailored for the teen, still with strong focus on aerobic conditioning. Sessions are 1-1.5 hrs in duration, with the squad typically covering 2+ km per session. It is the ideal squad is for competent swimmers, many of whom compete as waterpolo players, competitive lifesaving, surf/ocean swimmers, triathletes who wish to cross train for additional water fitness.
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Performance Squad Program
Entry to this program is by invitation.
These squads cater for swimmers across 4 levels with the minimum entry age of 9 years.
The program follows the long course summer season and the short course winter season, with breaks occurring at the end of summer and the end of winter. Swimmers in the program are required be financial members of the Sydney Uni Swimming Club and must attend target meets as set down by the coaching staff. Entry into the program is by pre-arranged trial, with the final decision at the discretion of the Head Coach.
This squad is aimed at swimmers (8 -10yrs) who have consolidate of all 4 strokes and are already competing at Area level competitions. Swimmers will continue to refine technique and skills while developing the early stages of their aerobic base. The training expectation is 3-4 sessions per week.
This squad is aimed at swimmers who have a sound technical and skill knowledge as well as a developing aerobic base; and are aiming at and competiting successfully at, Regional-Metropolitan (12 and under) level competitions. The training expectation is 4-5 sessions per week at this level.
State Target Squad
This squad is aimed at swimmers who have an established technical, skill and aerobic base; and are competing at Metropolitan and State (12 and over) level competitions. Swimmers will further refine their technique and skills level, with a greater emphasis on aerobic – threshold training and an introduction to race specific sets.
National Target Squad
Swimmers will spend more time training in specific energy systems and working on race specific speed. The training expectation is 7+ sessions per week with 1 gym session and 1 dry land session additional to the pool sessions.
Varsity Open Squad
High Performance Sydney University Swim Team, competing in Swimming Australia Open competition seasons, Division 1 Nationals (Unisport), and Sydney Uni College meets. External university are swimmers welcome. More on our Varsity/Open Squads here.
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