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National Squads

The National Blue Squad and National Red Squad provide coaching and support for swimmers who are fully committed to training and competing at a high National level. These squads cater for athletes aged primarily 14 years and over with athletes training between 7 and 9 pool sessions and 2-3 dryland sessions per week. Individual requirements are determined by the coaches of these squads based on age, personal goals/aspirations, swimming background and ability.

Swimmers are invited by the Head Coach to be a member of these squads. Squad re-selections will be completed after the major Performance Championships each year.

TRAINING TIMETABLE

The training schedule below is for SCHOOL TERM PERIODS ONLY.
Alternate training timetables including holiday periods (when available) can be found HERE

NATIONAL BLUE SQUAD
Coach: Dean Bryant
Email: dean.bryant@nunawadingswimmingclub.com

From Monday 29th January 2018, the National Blue Squad will train as per the table below.

AM PM
Monday 5:00-7:00
PA
5:00-7:00
PA
Tuesday 5:00-7:00
Nuna
Swim + Gym
5:00-7:00
PA
Wednesday 5:00-7:00
PA
Thursday 5:00-7:00
Nuna
Swim +
Gym
5:00-7:00
Caulfield
Friday 5:00-7:00
PA
Saturday 6:00-9:15
Nuna
Swim + Gym

NATIONAL RED SQUAD
Coach: Mel Klamt
Email: melissa.klamt@nunawadingswimmingclub.com

From Monday 29th January 2018, the National Red Squad will train as follows.

AM PM
Monday 5:00-7:00
PA
5:00-7:30
Nuna Swim + Gym
Tuesday 5:00-7:00
Nuna
Wednesday  5:45-7:30
Caulfield
Thursday 5:00-8:00
Nuna Swim + Gym
Friday 5:00-7:00
PA
 5:00-7:30
Nuna Swim + Gym
Saturday 5:30-7:30
Tintern

 

POOL LOCATIONS

The training venues are located at:

  • Aqualink Nunawading (Nuna): Fraser Place, Forest Hill
  • Caulfield Grammar: 74-82 Jells Road, Wheelers Hill
  • Police Academy (PA): 10 Viewmount Rd, Glen Waverley
  • Tintern Grammar: Enter school grounds at the corner of Loma and Morinda Streets, East Ringwood

TRAINING BREAKS

The following proposed training breaks are planned for National Blue Squad and National Red Squad swimmers through to post the Australian Age Championships.

  • Wednesday 25 April 2018 (post Age Nationals) with training recommencing on Monday 14 May 2018.

COMPETITIONS

The National Blue and Red squads attend a number of competitions each year including- Australian Open Long and Short Course Championships (selected), Australian Age Championships (qualified), State teams (selected), Victorian Open and Age LC and SC Championships, Club Championships and selected Victorian and interstate qualifying meets throughout the season.

In term 1 2018 the National Blue and National Red squads will compete in the following competitions;

MLC LC Meet – Sunday 11th February
Nuna LC Meet – Sunday 25th February
Tasmanian State Championships – 9-12th March (selected only)
National Preparation Meet – Sunday 18th March
2018 GHF Australian Age Championships – 21-28th April 2018 (qualified athletes only)

SQUAD ACCOUNTS

Information in regards to squad monthly fees, adjustments to accounts for serious injuries or illness and Year 12 students support can be found at Squad Fees.

COMMUNICATION

If a swimmer or parent has any questions or concerns, they are asked to speak to their coach.

The Club has a number of ways of communicating with you.
Nuna News – Every family is required to subscribe to the “Nuna News” email service. Parents and swimmers can subscribe HERE
Website – Please take the time to read through the information at www.nunawadingswimmingclub.com.
Facebook – Follow us at www.facebook.com/NunaSwimming

CLUB UNIFORM

When swimmers represent the club at swim meets, and compete against members from other clubs, it is a requirement to wear our club uniform.  More information on uniform requirements and how to order are available HERE

SQUAD PATHWAYS

Apart from moving between the two squads, there are three squads that swimmers in National Squads can progress to:

State Youth Squad – Swimmers who:

  • want to continue to swim competitively but cannot commit to the required National Squad training program as set out by the coach
  • do not have a qualifying times for Australian Open or Age Championships
  • are not re-selected after Australian Open or Age Championships
  • have persistent and prolonged illness and or injury (this is done to assist their recovery)
  • have not been able to train to the required standard of the squad

High Performance Squad- Swimmers who:

  • are invited by the High Performance Coach

Armstrong Squad – Swimmers who:

  • want to continue swimming for general fitness
  • are not showing commitment to the program as set out by the coach