Squad Swimming

We Teach Swimming and Breed Champions!

Squad Overview

'Our coaches have on overriding mission; to assist each and every swimmer in realising their potential. Whether a swimmer has the ultimate goal of becoming an Olympian. or simply reaching the lofty heights of school champion, our highly integrated and structured squads are designed to bring out the best in each and every swimmer - to provide a road map of measured improvement. We are committed to improvement through outgoing application.'

Blake Medhurst

Ignite Squad Coordinator

Mounties Swimming Head Coach

Junior Squad

Our Junior Squad is aimed for 8 -12 years old and is your child's first exposure to competitive squad training/racing. Swimmers within this squad group race at local and area carnivals in the hope in qualifying for the NSW Metropolitan/State Championships in both long and short course each year.

Focus

- Continue to develop stroke technique and strength across all four strokes over a variety of distances.

- Create aerobic base.

- Improve skills such as starts, turns, finishes and underwater.

- Introduction to racing.

Paul Griffiths & Tara Thode

Competitive Squad

Competitive Squad is aimed for 13 - 16 year old that are regularly qualifying for NSW State Championships in both long and short course. Swimmers within this program are striving towards NSW State finals and Australian Age National Qualification.

Focus

- Training specific skills - Technique/Stroke/Starts/Turns/Finishes/Underwater eg. Head down flags to wall in all FS and Fly events, UW feet past the flags off every wall and not breathing first stroke off push off or breakout.

- Attitude - towards racing and training.

- Train to race plan: Stroke count, stroke rates and pacing.

Nikola Torrisi

NXT Gen & Performance Squad

NXT GEN is aimed for 9 - 12 year old that have qualified for multiple (2) Junior NSW Metropolitan championships and or NSW State Championships. Swimmer within this program are striving towards qualifying for multiple Junior NSW State Championship events.

Focus

- Further developing all skill areas such as starts, turns, finishes and underwater.

- Further develop aerobic base.

- Developing Race Skills such as head down inside the flags and not breathing first strokes out of breakout.

Blake Medhurst

Performance Squad is aimed for 14 - 18 year old that have either qualified for multiple NSW state events (3) / top 10 in any given stroke and or qualifying for the Australian Age Nationals. Swimmers within this program are striving towards Top 10 finishes at Age nationals, Open NSW State Championships and or Australian Open Championships in either long or short course.

Focus

- Attitude - towards racing and training.

- Train to race plan: Stroke count, stroke rates and pacing.

- Planning for the future.

Blake Medhurst

Contact Us

For Further information and Current Squad timetable please contact Blake Medhurst (Ignite squad coordinator & Mounties Swimming Club Head Coach) :

Phone : 0414 266 380

Email: blake.medhurst@mountiesgroup.com.au