Intermediate Squad

This squad is a progression from the Dolphins Gold Squad, comprised of Juniors who have strength over 50m, but require technique focus and endurance training. Swimmers must be competing at club level and attending all targeted club meets. These swimmers are also strongly encouraged to be working towards qualifying for Junior State Championships.

Age range

10 to 12 years (also dependent on ability)

Number of Sessions Available

Minimum 3 | Maximum 5 sessions per week

Duration of Sessions

1 hour

Assessments

Conducted once a month

Primary Focus
  • 50m and 100m strength and speed in all strokes
  • Freestyle technique – no over-rotation in the body and a balanced breathing position
  • Backstroke technique – horizontal body position, consistent kick and high stroke rate
  • Breaststroke technique – effective propulsion from the kick and an efficient pull
  • Butterfly technique – arms clearing the water and efficient timing
  • Efficient technique in all transition skills
  • Further develop underwater work
  • Continue to develop kick strength
Required equipment
  • 2L Water bottle
  • Tuart Hill Swimming Club Cap
  • Goggles
  • DMC fins
  • Kickboard
  • Pull-bouy
  • Front-end Snorkel

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