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.

Newcastle University Sport – The Forum is a registered COVID Safe business. The Forum University and The Forum Harbourside are operating in compliance with NSW and Federal Government COVID-19 restrictions.

SWIM SQUAD LEVELS & MEMBERSHIP OPTIONS

We have four swim academy squad programs, allowing you to continue your swimming to a competitive level. Squad membership prices are available here.

BLUE 1

Improve and maintain correct technique in all four strokes. Reinforce streamlining, introduce race rules and refine the basic skills of dives and turns. Sessions are sixty minutes in duration and you are able to choose a membership that allows you to train once, twice or three or more times or more per week.

Session Duration: 60 Minutes

Monday AM: 7-8am   PM: 4-5pm & 5-6pm
Tuesday AM: 7-8am   PM: 4-5pm
Wednesday AM: 7-8am   PM: 4-5pm & 5-6pm
Thursday AM: 7-8am   PM: 4-5pm
Friday AM: 7-8am   PM: 4-5pm & 5-6pm
Saturday AM: 8-9am   PM: no session

Current Blue 1 members, book your session now.

BLUE 2

Designed to enable members flexibility in their training plan. You can train once, twice or three+ sessions per week with no minimum requirement. Members of this squad may be focussed on school carnivals, local meets, cross-training for other sports, or be too busy with other commitments to adhere to a minimum training standard.

This Squad is not a reflection of ability, but of availability...some of our past Blue 2 members have been Iron Men and Women, champion tri-athletes, and adult Masters competitors. Our Blue 2 squads are designed to challenge and improve your fitness, whilst developing your skill and technique in a fun and stress-free environment.

Session Duration: 90 Minutes

Monday AM: 5:30-7am   PM: no session
Tuesday AM: 5:30-7am   PM: 5-6:30pm
Wednesday AM: 5:30-7am   PM: 4-6pm*
Thursday AM: 5:30-7am   PM: 5-6:30pm
Friday AM: 5:30-7am   PM: no session
Saturday AM: 6:30-8am   PM: no session

*Wednesday PM session for CLUB NIGHT PARTICIPANTS ONLY.

Current Blue 2 members, book your session now.

BLUE TARGET

Our Target Squad is designed to identify, develop and prepare our younger members for competition at NSW Country and State Championships. Target Members will be required to maintain a minimum of 3 sessions per week (5 is preferred) and are encouraged to join the NUSwim Club.

Training volumes and intensity will be age appropriate, with a weekly training plan designed to improve speed, skill and endurance in preparation for these Championship Meets. Should a member be unable to adhere to the minimum training requirements they will be required to move to an alternative squad.

Session Duration: 90 Minutes

Monday AM: 5:30-7am   PM: 4-5:15pm
Tuesday AM: 5:30-7am   PM: 4-5:15pm
Wednesday AM: 5:30-7am   PM: 4-6pm*
Thursday AM: 5:30-7am   PM: 4-5:15pm
Friday AM: 5:30-7am   PM: 4-5:15pm
Saturday AM: 6-8am   PM: no session

*Wednesday PM session for CLUB NIGHT PARTICIPANTS ONLY.

Current Blue Target members, book your session now.

BLUE PERFORMANCE

This is our premier training squad. Members are required to maintain a minimum of 5 sessions per week (7 sessions is preferred) and must be active members of the NUSwim Club. An annual training program will be designed for Australian Age and Open qualification. Should a member be unable to adhere to the minimum training requirements they will be required to move to an alternative squad. (Injury, illness and HSC/Uni study requirements will be considered).

Session Duration: 120 Minutes

Monday AM: 5-7am   PM: 5:15-7pm
Tuesday AM: 5-7am   PM: 5:15-7pm
Wednesday AM: 5-7am   PM: 4-6pm*
Thursday AM: 5-7am   PM: 5:15-7pm
Friday AM: 5-7am   PM: 5:15-7pm
Saturday AM: 6-8am   PM: no session

*Wednesday PM session for CLUB NIGHT PARTICIPANTS ONLY. Performance Squad members must be on deck for activation 15 mins before the start of your session.

Current Blue Performance members, book your session now.

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 and 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