Bronze is our entry-level squad - we use this squad for initial trialists, basic stroke development and for swimmers who still need to build a bit of stamina before moving up a squad. Most swimmers quickly progress from Bronze into our Silver Squad. Our weekly training time from Bronze Squad is:
Tuesdays 6.00pm – 7.00 pm
To enter our Bronze Squad, swimmers should be 6 years or older, and are requested to meet ASA Level 6/7 standard or equivalent. Our coaches focus on:
the development of stroke technique in all 4 strokes - front crawl, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly
learning to dive from poolside, progressing to starting blocks. When capable of diving into deep water, we then progress to diving from the poolside into the shallow end of the pool
introducing tumble turns, once swimmers are able to swim multiple lengths of the pool
introducing time trials - a great way to record your progress
Once swimmers are able to demonstrate good technique and swim multiple lengths of 3 of the above strokes, (with an acceptable standard of 4th stroke), we encourage progression into our Silver Squad.