Squads

Swim Squad Training

Our Whitlam Leisure Centre Squads program encourages all swimmers to swim to their potential and get everything out of the sport, whether if you are swimming for fitness, fun or competition.

Swimmers will be assessed prior to being placed into a Squad group to ensure they are working to a level appropraite to them. All swimmers will be assessed ongoing to move up levels if needed.

Whitlam Leisure Centre Squad Levels

  • GOswim Academy - Developmental Squads
  • Bronze
  • Silver
  • Junior Gold
  • Gold

Join The Squad

To join Whitlam Leisure Centre Squad you will need to be assessed so as to be placed in the correct Squad group.

Enquire below and we will give you a little more information on how to get started and book your free assessment. 
 

Meet the Coach

Darren Howard - Head Coach

Darren has been coaching more than 20 years. He has coached multiple national Age gold medallists and been on many different NSW teams. He has had success both in the pool and in Open Water and has worked with National Multi Class Swimmers. Darren has an annual track record of placing swimmers onto the different Swimming NSW training squads.

Darren’s passion and commitment to coaches comes along with his dedication and effort in his work with the NSW Branch of Australian Swimming Coaches and Teachers Association. In the last 2 years, Darren has been selected onto the swimming NSW ETS training Squad, SNSW State Teams and was selected as a coaches on the Swimming Australia Talent ID Camp.

Squad Level Information Expand all

GOswim Academy - Developmental Squads

Aimed at kids who have already learnt the basics of swimming, GOswim Academy is designed for students aged between the ages of 8 and 14 years old. It’s perfect for kids ready for junior squads, or for those who are interested in getting ready for the competitive swimming club environment.

Bronze Squads

This program is aimed at developing swimmers to a standard so they can compete successfully at various levels, ranging from school and club meets through to district level competitions.

Duration: 45 min 

Minimum Attendance: Recommended 3 - 5 sessions per week

Equipment: Cap, goggles, fins, kick board and pull buoy

Coach: Darren

Sessions: Monday to Friday: 3:45pm - 4:30pm

Silver Squads

This program is based around an ability in all four strokes whilst in competitive swimming, with an aim to gain best results at school carnivals right through to Metropolitan championships. This program is a natural progression from Bronze.

Duration: 1 hour

Minimum Attendance: Recommended 3 - 5 sessions per week

Equipment: Cap, goggles, paddles, fins, kick board and pull buoy

Coach: Darren

Sessions: Monday – Friday 4:30pm – 5:30pm

Junior Gold Squads

This program is for ambitious swimmers looking to attain results at State level competitions. Swimmers in this program must be a State level swimmer or have the intention of progressing to a State level. Swimmers in this program are selected at coaches’ discretion, and will be expected to participate in all nominated carnivals. Swimmers in this program will be expected to attend minimum sessions per week dependent the age of each swimmer. Special consideration will be given to school commitments.

Duration: 1.5 hours

Minimum Attendance: 6 sessions per week

Equipment: Cap, goggles, paddles, fins, kick board and pull buoy

Coach: Darren

Time Availability:

Monday OFF 5:30pm – 7:00pm 
Tuesday 5am - 7am 5:30pm – 7:00pm 
Wednesday OFF 5:30pm – 7:00pm 
Thursday 5am - 7am 5:30pm – 7:00pm 
Friday OFF 5:30pm – 7:00pm 
Saturday 7am - 9am OFF

Gold Squads

This program is for ambitious swimmers looking to attain results at State and National level competitions. Swimmers in this program are selected at coaches’ discretion, and will be expected to participate in all nominated carnivals. Swimmers in this program will be expected to attend minimum sessions per week dependent the age of each swimmer. Special consideration will be given to school commitments.

Duration: 1.5 hours

Minimum Attendance: 6 sessions per week

Equipment: Cap, goggles, paddles, fins, kick board and pull buoy

Coach: Darren

Time Availability:

Monday 5am - 7am 5:30pm – 7:00pm 
Tuesday 5am - 7am 5:30pm – 7:00pm 
Wednesday OFF 5:30pm – 7:00pm 
Thursday 5am - 7am 5:30pm – 7:00pm 
Friday 5am - 7am 5:30pm – 7:00pm 
Saturday 7am - 9am OFF

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