Squad Information

At IAP we offer three squad levels as well as Fit Squad: 

Junior Squad

45 minute to one hour sessions focussing on stroke technique and developing endurance.  Junior squad members are encouraged to train two sessions per week and can attend a maximum of 3 sessions per week.

Intermediate Squad

One to one and a half hour squad sessions once again allowing more scope to work over longer distances for the teenage swimmer. Stroke technique is still a very important tool in developing skills. Intermediate squad members are encouraged to train three sessions per week and can attend a maximum of 4 sessions per week.

Target Squad

Target Squad is a new squad that IAP introduced in 2018. It caters for swimmers that have sound stroke development in ALL 4 strokes and who are competing at exernal meets and aiming to obtain a State level swim time.  The aim for the squad is to further refine strokes, develop greater endurance and compete more regularly, particular at meets where IAP are competing as a team. Target squad will run at similar times to Senior squad with 1.5 - 2 hour sessions that will include a few sessions of dry land, core strength and general fitness along with the swim sessions. There are 7 Target sessions available per week and members can do a maximum of 6 sessions. Target squad swimmers are expected to train a minimum of 4 sessions per week, be a Competitive Swimmer member of Swimming Victoria and compete for IAP at external meets.

Senior Squad

Two hour sessions that usually incorporates a 15-30 minute dry-land component (stretching, fitness and strength work). This squad aims to continue strength, stroke and skill development in order to progress swimmers to qualifying for state and national level competitions. Senior Squad swimmers are expected to train a minimum of 5 sessions per week, be a Competitive Swimmer member of Swimming Victoria and compete for IAP at external meets. There are 9 sessions of training offered for Senior Squad swimmers and members can attend all sessions. There is also one hour of Yoga per week offered to Senior Squad members for core strength development.

Fit Squad

Fit squad is for swimmers who would like to train for fitness and not compete at external swim meets. Fit Squad swimmers generally train with the Senior Squad, and may do up to three sessions per week.

 

 

So that all swimmers get the most out of all training session, it is important that they:

1. Are punctual and present on the pool deck 5 minutes prior to the start of the session.

2. Bring their swimming equipment including cap and goggles.

3. Bring a full drink bottle.  

During the warmer seasons, swimmers without drink bottles may be refused training as a strenuous session may put them at risk of dehydration.

Should a swimmer arrive late, it is at the discretion of the Coach whether the swimmer can join the session.

 

Session Times

Term timetable, Meet timetable and School Holiday training timetables are available to members only via Team App.

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