SQUAD
PROGRAM

SWIM ACADEMY
BLUE SQUAD PROGRAM

The Forum’s Swim Squad programs offer a range of different swimming classes that are designed to suit people with varying needs and abilities. Swimmers can join a squad for fitness, to provide cross training for other sports, aim for competition or simply to benefit from the many positives that swimming can bring.

SWIM SQUAD LEVELS & MEMBERSHIP OPTIONS

BLUE 1 - learning to train

Designed to improve and maintain correct technique in all four strokes. Reinforce streamlining, introduce race rules and refine the basic skills of dives and turns. This squad is designed to prepare members for school swimming carnivals and develop their interest in competitive swimming. NUSwim membership is encouraged, and there is no minimum training requirement (we recommend at least 2 sessions per week). Members are typically 7-10yrs old.

Session Duration: 60 Minutes

Monday PM: 4:00-5:00pm & 5:00-6:00pm
Tuesday AM: No Session   PM: 4:00-5:00pm
Wednesday AM: 7:00-8:00am   PM: 5:00-6:00pm
Thursday AM: 6:45-7:45am   PM: 4:00-5:00pm
Friday PM: 4:00-5:00pm & 5:00-6:00pm
Saturday AM: 8-9am   PM: No Session
Sunday AM: 8-9am   PM: No Session

BLUE 2 - non competitive

Designed for cross-training and school carnival competitors, this squad introduces athletes to increased volumes and intensities whilst maintaining and improving correct technique. Members are typically 11yrs and over, and all four strokes will be utilised with the goal of improving speed and fitness, as well as preparation for school swimming commitments. NUSwim membership is encouraged, and there is no minimum training requirement.

Session Duration: 90 Minutes

Monday No Session
Tuesday AM: No Session   PM: 5:00-6:30pm
Wednesday AM: 5:30-7:00am   PM: No Session
Thursday AM: No Session   PM: 5:00-6:30pm
Friday No Session
Saturday AM: 9:00-10:30am   PM: No Session
Sunday AM: 9:00-10:30am   PM: No Session

TARGET SQUAD - Competitive

This squad is designed to identify and prepare young athletes for competition with the NUSwim Club. Members are typically 9-12yrs old and are required to swim 3-5 sessions per week and NUSwim Club membership is mandatory. The program will be geared towards participation at Coast and Valley, NSW Country and NSW State Age Championships.

Session Duration: 75 Minutes

Monday AM: 6:45-8:00am   PM: No Session
Tuesday AM: 6:45-8:00am   PM: 4:00-5:15pm
Wednesday AM: 5:30-7:00am   PM: 4:00-5:30pm
Thursday AM: No Session   PM: 4:00-5:15pm
Friday AM: 6:45-8:00am   PM: No session
Saturday AM: 6:00-8:00am   PM: No session
Sunday No session

STATE DEVELOPMENT SQUAD - COMPETITIVE

Specifically designed for athletes that have committed to the sport of competitive swimming. Members are typically 13yrs and over and have achieved NSW State qualification times or are close (at discretion of Assistant Coach). Members must attend 4-6 swim sessions per week, and NUSwim Club membership and participation is mandatory. This program is designed towards increased participation and performance at NSW Country and State Championships and preparing readiness for the National Development Squad.

Session Duration: 105 Minutes

Monday AM: 5:00-6:45am   PM: 4:00-5:45pm
Tuesday AM: 5:00-6:45am   PM: No Session
Wednesday AM: No Session   PM: 4:00-5:45pm
Thursday AM: 5:00-6:45am   PM: 4:00-5:30pm*
Friday AM: 5:00-6:45am   PM: 4:00-5:45pm
Saturday AM: 6:00-8:00am   PM: No Session
Sunday No Session

*Dry Land Session

NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT SQUAD - COMPETITIVE

Specifically designed for athletes that have committed to the sport of competitive swimming. Members are 13yrs and over and have achieved National qualification times or are close (at discretion of Head Coach). Members must attend 5-7 swim sessions per week, and NUSwim Club membership and participation is mandatory. This program is designed towards increased participation and performance at the National Age and Open level competitions.

Session Duration: 120 minutes, with a comprehensive gym and dry-land program delivered twice weekly.

Monday AM: 5:00-7:00am   PM: 5:00-7:00pm
Tuesday AM: 5:00-7:00am   PM: 4:00-5:30PM*
Wednesday AM: 5:00-7:00am   PM: 4:00-6:00PM
Thursday AM: 5:00-7:00am   PM: 4:00-5:30PM*
Friday AM: 5:00-7:00am   PM: 5:00-7:00pm
Saturday AM: 6:00-8:00am   PM: No Session
Sunday No Session

*Dry Land Session

Squad Membership Options

1x session per week | $16.00 p/w*
2x sessions per week | $29.00 p/w*
3x plus sessions per week | $35.00 p/w*

1x session per week | $18.00 p/w*
2x sessions per week | $31.00 p/w*
3x plus sessions per week | $38.50 p/w*

*ALL MEMBERSHIPS PAID FORTNIGHTLY

Squad Membership Options

1x session per week | $16.00 p/w*
2x sessions per week | $29.00 p/w*
3x plus sessions per week | $35.00 p/w*

1x session per week | $18.00 p/w*
2x sessions per week | $31.00 p/w*
3x plus sessions per week | $38.50 p/w*

$40.00 p/w*

*ALL MEMBERSHIPS PAID FORTNIGHTLY

NUSWIM CLUB

All swim academy members are encouraged to join the NUSwim club.

NUSwim swimming club has been established since 2002. The club is based at the Newcastle University's Forum Sports & Aquatic Centre, which includes the region's only 50m indoor heated pool. This ensures maximum comfort and enjoyment for the entire year.

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Main Contact

Club Secretary
Attn: NUSwim Swim Club via, Front Reception, The Forum, The University of Newcastle, Callaghan 2308
nuswim.secretary@hotmail.com