Squad Pathways

For each swimmer, there is a pathway for them to progress to the next appropriate level and  an information sheet for each squad which covers the following:

  • Team Values and Culture
  • Squad Goals
  • Fundamentals of Training
  • Training Schedule
  • Equipment Requirements
  • Calendar
  • Squad Breaks

Click here for Squad Development Pathways.

Copies of the squad information sheets are available from the Squad Coach and the Director of Coaching.

Open High Performance Squad

Coach: Ian Pope

  • Preparation for National level competition;
  • Swimmers are aged 14 years and over;
  • 9 sessions per week;
  • Swimmers who train with Surrey Park’s club squads are required to join the Club as a “competitor” member.

National Age Performance

Coach: Justin Bell

  • Preparation for State and National Age competitions;
  • Swimmers are aged 13 years and over;
  • 8 sessions per week;
  • Swimmers who train with Surrey Park’s club squads are required to join the Club as a “competitor” member.

National Target

Coach: Justin Bell

  • Qualify for State and National Age competitions;
  • Swimmers are aged 11 years and over;
  • 7 sessions per week;
  • Swimmers who train with Surrey Park’s club squads are required to join the Club as a “competitor” member.

State Senior Squad

Coach: Michael Goff

  • Preparation for State level competition;
  • Swimmers are aged 16 years and over;
  • 8 per sessions per week;
  • Swimmers who train with Surrey Park’s club squads are required to join the Club as a “competitor” member.

State Youth Squad

Coach: Julie-Anne Roberts

  • Preparation for State level competition;
  • Swimmers are aged 13 to 15 years;
  • 7 per sessions per week;
  • Swimmers who train with Surrey Park’s club squads are required to join the Club as a “competitor” member.

State Junior Squad

Coach: Michael Goff

  • Preparation for State level competition;
  • Swimmers are aged 13 years and under;
  • 6 per sessions per week;
  • Swimmers who train with Surrey Park’s club squads are required to join the Club as a “competitor” member.

Youth Development Squad

Coach: Julie-Anne Roberts

  • Preparation for State level competition;
  • Swimmers are aged 13 years and over;
  • 6 sessions per week;
  • Swimmers who train with Surrey Park’s club squads are required to join the Club as a “competitor” member.

State Development Squad

Coach: Patrick O’Sullivan

  • Preparation for State level competition;
  • Aged 13 years and under;
  • 5 sessions per week;
  • Swimmers who train with Surrey Park’s club squads are required to join the Club as a “competitor” member.

Junior Squads

Junior Gold
Coach: Patrick O’Sullivan

  • Preparation for relevant Club, District and State competitions;
  • 4 sessions per week;
  • Swimmers who train with Surrey Park’s club squads are required to join the Club as a “competitor” member.

Junior Green
Coach: Patrick O’Sullivan

  • Proficient in all 4 strokes;
  • 3 sessions per week;
  • Swimmers who train with Surrey Park’s club squads are required to join the Club as a “competitor” member.

Junior Blue
Coach: Anastasia Romero

  • Development of stroke technique;
  • 3 sessions per week;
  • Swimmers who train with Surrey Park’s club squads are required to join the Club as a “competitor” member.

Junior Aqua
Coach: Anastasia Romero

  • Development of stroke technique;
  • 3 sessions per week;
  • Swimmers who train with Surrey Park’s club squads are required to join the Club as a “competitor” member.

At the end of each of the major competition cycles each season (Victorian Short Course Championships (September), Victorian Long Course Championships (December) and National Age Championships (April), swimmers in all squads will be assessed by the coaching staff to identify which squad is appropriate for them for the next cycle.

If you wish to speak to your child’s coach, please email them and arrange a time to meet.

 JOINING SURREY PARK SWIMMING

All swimmers in Surrey Park’s club squads (Junior Squad upwards) are required to join as a swimmer member with Swimming Victoria. This involves completing a membership form and payment of an annual membership fee (as is the case for other sports). The majority of the membership fee collected is retained by Swimming Victoria; it includes necessary insurance whilst training, competing and participating in other Surrey Park activities.

For general enquiries please speak to our customer service team.

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