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SQUAD STRUCTURE

The competitive swim squads train at the Waterworld Aquatic Centre, Ridgehaven in Summer and at the ARC Campbelltown in Winter.

The Club will always strive to reach each swimmers full potential. Interaction and transfer between squads will be encouraged and accommodated to suit family and swimmers needs. For further details look below or download the Squad Details here.

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TTGSC State A Squad

Training for National times
Up to 10 sessions per week
Land based training
Minimum Age: 10
Venues: Waterworld - Summer | ARC - Winter.
Coach to determine which sessions swimmers may attend – top level swimmers will be given priority
Entry to Squad via arrangement with coach - subject to lane space, attitude etc


TTGSC State B Squad

Qualifying for State Championships
Up to 5 sessions per week
Land based training
Minimum Age: 9
Venues: Waterworld - Summer | ARC - Winter.
Entry to Squad via arrangement with coach - subject to lane space, attitude etc


TTGSC Fitness Squad

Swimmers who want to keep active or fit in competitive aquatic sports eg water polo, triathletes, swimmers
Up to 3 sessions per week
Minimum Age: 13
Venues: Waterworld - Summer | ARC - Winter.
Entry to Squad via arrangement with coach - subject to lane space, attitude etc


TTGSC State Development Squad

Up to 3 sessions per week
Ages 9 and above
Demonstrates ability and good technique in all four strokes
Venues: Waterworld - Summer | ARC - Winter
Coach to determine levels and which sessions swimmers may attend
Promotion of swimmers to State Squad must be at recommendation of Development Squad coach.


TTGSC Development Squad

up to 2 sessions per week
Ages 8 and above
Graduates from Learn to Swim Programs
Venues: Waterworld - Summer | ARC - Winter
Coach to determine levels and which sessions swimmers may attend
Promotion of swimmers to State Squad must be at recommendation of Development Squad coach.
Minimum entry standard – Breaststroke, Freestyle, Backstroke, Basic Butterfly - Coach to assess



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Fees for 2016-17:

Quarterly fees paid monthly

LEVEL QUARTERLY FEES PER MONTH
State A Squad $528 $176
State B Squad $445.50 $148.50
Fitness Squad $313.50 $104.50
State Development Squad $313.50 $104.50
Development Squad $264 $88

Fee reductions for reduced sessions may be discussed with the Treasurer.
Family discount of 10% for second and subsequent swimmers per family.
Annual Membership : $95.70 Single and $165 Family.


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COMPETITION INFORMATION

RACE DAY PROCEDURE

What To Bring

Swimming SA registration card
Min. 2 towels
Extra pair of goggles / strap
Plenty of liquids to drink – water / sports drinks
Fruit
Club swimming cap
Spare swimming cap
Spare pair of bathers
Pair of thongs
Skipping rope
Pen / Highlighter

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What to Wear

Club Uniform T-Shirt
Black pants Red or black jacket

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Arrival

Arrive 15 minutes prior to the advertised time for warm up and report to the team manager. Prepare your cap and goggles for warm up, ensuring goggles are a good fit and will not fall off when executing a dive start. Coaches will then take swimmers to a team area for stretches prior to entering the pool.

Warm up generally begins 1 hour prior to the start of the meet and lasts for approximately 45 minutes. Warm up is normally divided into 2 segments;

1. Lap swimming – first 30 minutes
2. Start practice – last 15 minutes

Note: Unless specified, entry into the water during warm up is feet first. DO NOT DIVE IN you will be disqualified from your first event.

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Prior to Your Event

Your coach will advise you on the best way to swim your race, it is normal to feel nervous.

Marshalling

Most swimming meets have marshalling. Marshalling involves swimmers being placed into their heating prior to hitting the pool deck. Make sure you are aware of where the marshalling area is and report to this area at least 2 events before you are required to swim. If a heat allocation board is in use, this is an indicator only.

Note: It is your responsibility to be at marshalling on time, failure to report to marshalling on time may result in disqualification.

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Starting Over the Top

During some meets, ‘Starting Over the Top’ is used. This will be advertised in the program.

Dive Starts

Swimmers who have completed their race stay in the water holding onto the lane rope until the next race begins. The swimmer on the blocks dives ‘over the top’ of you, then you may move to the side of the pool and exit the water.

Backstroke * (subject to Referee)

When backstroke swimmers are starting, swimmers in the previous heat shall move 1m back from the finishing wall and hold on to the lane rope until the start of the next heat has been completed. Swimmers may then leave via the side of the pool.

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Start Procedure

The starting procedure for carnivals etc is exactly the same as for Club time trials.

1. Swimmers are whistled up to the blocks
2. Given the command to ‘Take Your Marks’
3. Dive in on the start signal.

False starts are signalled by several short blasts of the starting signal.
If you are not in the first heat, watch the start process of the earlier heats so that you are familiar with the start signal and start process for the meet.

Prior Preparation and Planning Prevents a Poor Performance

After Your Swim

Your coach will advise you to complete a cool down swim after each heat (time permitting), cool downs assist with muscle recuperation after an extreme exertion of energy.

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Swimming SA Times

To check your Swimming SA Times click the button below

Swimming SA Times
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