Squads

PBA Piranhas Squads

 

    National Development Squad

        Head Coach : Carolyn Veldhuyzen

 

Day

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

AM

 

5:15am-7am

Immanuel Swim Centre

 

5:15am-7am

Immanuel Swim Centre

 

 

Unley 9am-11.30am

(summer)

5am-7am

Immanuel

(winter)

PM

4:15-6:00

Immanuel Swim Centre

 

4:15-6:00

Immanuel Swim Centre

 

4:15-6:00

Immanuel Swim Centre

 

 

Aim:      Athletes developing skills and fitness with future goals to compete at National Events

Athletes aspiring to consistently reach finals in State LC/SC Championships.

Commitment/Requirements:

Invited by Head Coach

Must have consistent State Qualifying times in multiple events.

Required to attend a 6  pool sessions on a weekly basis as directed by the Head Coach.

Required to compete in Division 1 LC/SC meets.

 

 

     State Squad

         Head Coach : Carolyn Veldhuyzen

                             

Day

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

AM

 

 

 

 

 

Unley 9-11.30am State / ND

(summer)

5am-7am

Immanuel

(winter)

PM

4:15-6:00

Immanuel Swim Centre

4.15 -6.00

Immanuel Swim Centre

 

4.15 - 6.00

Immanuel Swim Centre

4:15-6:00

Immanuel Swim Centre

 

 

 

Aim: Athletes aspiring to compete at State Age level events (or athletes who already have achieved this standard in a 1-2 strokes).

Athletes developing skills and fitness to compete at State Championships

Athletes desiring a high level of fitness for opportunity to advance to National Development and National Squads

Head Coach focused development in all four competitive strokes.

Offers transition for those developing skills and fitness moving from Swim School Squads to competitive swimming

          Training Commitment/Requirements:

Required to attend a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 5 pool sessions on a weekly basis as directed by the Head Coach.

Encouraged but not required to compete at Division 1, Division 2 and JX meets.

Minimum standard of Gold Squad (Swim School Squad)

 

Junior Squad

 Head Coach: Carolyn Veldhuyzen

The PBA Piranhas Junior Squad comprises of JX age group swimmers (11yo and under) who are current members of the Club and have been identified by the Head Coach as swimmers with potential.  Members of this squad are invited by the Head Coach, however - any eligible swimmer may request to be assessed.  Coaching focuses on technique and endurance and includes dry-land stretching and core strength exercises that are age-group specific. And swimmers are encouraged to compete in Carnivals and JX Meets.

The Junior Squad trains two times a week, all year:

Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 4:15 to 5:30

Some individual swimmer's training times might vary due to fitness and ability.

 

      Open Water Squad

          Coach: Carolyn Veldhuyzen

          The Open Water Squad runs as a specialist session for swimmers competing in Open Water events.

          The aim is on developing and maintaining efficient Freestyle stroke with emphasis on endurance.

          The majority of swimmers in this group are Surf Lifesaving athletes, but training is open to swimmers

          who whish to compete only in Open Water swim meets- from Junior to Master Level.

          This Squad trains on the following days (mornings only):

           Monday: 5 to 6:30 am

           Tuesday: 5:15 to 7 am

           Thursday: 5:15 to 7 am

           Friday: 5 to 6:30 am

 

 

iSwim (Swim School) Development Squads 

 Head Coach: Carolyn Veldhuyzen

Aim : Development Squads offer an important transition from learn-to-swim to competitive squads with the highly successful PBA Piranhas Swim Club. Membership to PBA Swim Club is not required to swim in the Development Squads

Gold Advanced Squad

Aim: For those swimmers demonstrating ability to compete and with desire to improve skills in all four competitive strokes.  Encouraging participation in competitive swimming by joining the PBA Swim Club.

Training Commitment: Attend a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 4 pool sessions on a weekly basis.

Training Schedule:

Venue

Mon

Tues

Wed

Thurs

Fri

Sat

Sun

Afternoon - Immanuel College

                   6-7pm

4:15-6pm

6-7.30pm

4:15-6pm

4:15-6:30pm

7-8am

 

 

Silver Progression Squad

Aim : To develop skills in all four competitive strokes. Introduction to competitive swimming.

Training Commitment: Attend 3 session on a weekly basis.

Training Schedule:

Venue

Mon

Tues

Wed

Thurs

Fri

Sat

Sun

Afternoon - Immanuel College

6-7pm

6-7pm

(limit 8 swimmers)

6-7.30pm

6-7pm

(limit 8 swimmers)

6-7pm

 

 

 

 

Bronze Development Squad

Aim : To develop skills in all four competitive strokes. Introduction to squad training.

Training Commitment: Attend 2 session on a weekly basis.

Training Schedule:

Venue

Mon

Tues

Wed

Thurs

Fri

Sat

Sun

Afternoon - Immanuel College

4-5pm

(limit 12 swimmers)

6-7pm

 

6-7pm

4-5pm

(limit 12 swimmers)

 

 

 

 

 

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