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Swim SQUAD

Swim Squad

Squad swimming is a great way for everyone to develop lifelong skills, refine their technique and most importantly have fun in the water. At the Bay Pavilions, the coach is focused on giving every squad swimmer the best possible opportunity to improve and achieve their personal goals.

Our Squad program offers something for everyone, whether that is swimming for fitness, or competitively. We also offer a program suited to swimmers wanting to train for fitness, Triathlons or Ocean/Masters swimming.

The coaching philosophy at the Bay Pavilions is focussed on developing a positive team environment and culture. We believe that a coach can foster an enjoyable environment where athletes strive to become not only the best athletes they can be, but also develop skills that will enable them to be successful people.

Overall, the squad program promotes a positive learning experience through technical development of all strokes, adding fitness and broadening skill base. As well as improving swimmers’ aerobic capacity to be reinforced through more specific set design.

Coaches are always willing to discuss your child’s progress, recognising that discussions on pool deck can distract from the session, please contact them via phone or email to organise a suitable time.

Squad Requirements

Bronze
Description

Sessions are 60 minutes. Swimmers are predominately 7-12 years of age This program is the initial advancement beyond swim school and aims to provide swimmers with a positive learning experience that allows for swimmers to progress in swimming and related sports.

Focus on stroke and technical development of all strokes, adding fitness and broadening skill base.

Squad Requirements
  • Individuals are swimming competitively or for fitness
  • Swimmers are encouraged to perform streamlines, dives, and turns
  • All swimmers are encouraged to attend club nights
  • All swimmers are encouraged to compete at targeted swim meets
  • All swimmers are encouraged to attend at least two sessions per week
  • All swimmers must be technically proficient in all four strokes (as determined by Head Coach)
  • All swimmers confident in own swimming ability
  • All Swimmers have a positive attitude towards training and willingness to achieve potential
Selection Criteria By invitation of Head Coach or Swim Captain.
Swimming Gear Required

All swimmers must have a swimming bag containing FINS, KICKBOARD, PULL BUOY, GOGGLES, WATER BOTTLE.

Silver
Description

Sessions are 90 minutes. Swimmers are predominately 12 years or over The silver squad program aims to provide swimmers with a positive learning experience that allows for swimmers to progress in swimming and related sports.

This squad focuses on stroke and technical development of all strokes, adding fitness and broadening skill base. As well as improving swimmers’ aerobic capacity to be reinforced through more specific set design.

Squad Requirements
  • All swimmers must attend a minimum three sessions per week
  • All swimmers are competent in reading the clock and leading the lane
  • All swimmers can comprehend time cycles
  • All swimmers actively performing competitive turns, streamlines and dive starts
  • All swimmers actively competitively compete at targeted events (pool, surf club, triathlons)
  • All swimmers are working towards country and state competition for pool or surf
  • Swimmers are prepared to implement instructions based on technique, skill, and race strategy
  • All swimmers are able to take on and accept instructions based on technique, skill, and race strategy
  • All swimmers to adhere to the Code of Conduct
  • All Swimmers have a positive attitude towards training and willingness to achieve potential
Selection Criteria By invitation of Head Coach
Swimming Gear Required

All swimmers must have a swimming bag containing FINS, KICKBOARD, PULL BUOY, GOGGLES, WATER BOTTLE, PULL BUOY.

Swimmers are encouraged to have a SNORKEL, PADDLES.

Gold
Description Sessions are 90 minutes. Swimmers are predominately 13 years or over This squad is designed for swimmers who have swimming as their main sport and are aiming towards competing at Country, State, and National championships.
Squad Requirements
  • All swimmers attending a minimum of five sessions per week (younger swimmers may do fewer sessions at the discretion of the coach).
  • All swimmers are encouraged to attend at least two dry land sessions per week (gym, fitness class, or other competitive sport training)
  • All swimmers aim to qualify for State Age, State Age Surf, or IAS for Triathlon
  • All Swimmers attend targeted meets for pool or surf and compete regularly in 200 Individual Medley
  • All swimmers prepared to implement instructions based on technique, skill, and race strategy
  • Swimmers are able to take on and accept instructions based on technique, skill, and race strategy
  • All Swimmers to adhere to the Code of Conduct
  • All Swimmers have a positive attitude towards training and willingness to achieve potential
Selection Criteria By invitation of Head Coach
Swimming Gear Required All swimmers must have a swimming bag containing FINS, KICKBOARD, PULL BUOY, GOGGLES, WATER BOTTLE, PULL BUOY, SNORKEL, PADDLES. Swimmers are encouraged to have a SKIPPING ROPE, FOAM ROLLER, TRIGGER BALL, THERABAND

Squad Timetables

(60 minute sessions.)

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
6:00 AM 6:00 AM 6:00 AM 6:00 AM
4:30 PM 4:30 PM
Monday 6:00 AM 4:30 PM
Tuesday 6:00 AM
Wednesday 6:00 AM
Thursday 4:30 PM
Friday 6:00 AM

(90 minute sessions)

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
6:00 AM 6:00 AM 6:00 AM 6:00 AM
5:30 PM 5:30 PM 5:30 PM
Monday 6:00 AM 5:30 PM
Tuesday 6:00 AM 5:30 PM
Wednesday 6:00 AM
Thursday 5:30 PM
Friday 6:00 AM

(90 minute sessions)

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
6:00 AM 6:00 AM 6:00 AM 6:00 AM
5:30 PM 5:30 PM 5:30 PM
Monday 6:00 AM 5:30 PM
Tuesday 6:00 AM 5:30 PM
Wednesday 6:00 AM
Thursday 5:30 PM
Friday 6:00 AM
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
6:00 AM 6:00 AM 6:00 AM 6:00 AM
5:30 PM 5:30 PM 5:30 PM
Monday 6:00 AM 5:30 PM
Tuesday 6:00 AM 5:30 PM
Wednesday 6:00 AM
Thursday 5:30 PM
Friday 6:00 AM

Swim Squad Price

Swim squad single session entry is $15 per person, or you can save by purchasing one of our Squad Memberships at a discounted price.

Inclusions:

Membership includes up to 4 squad sessions per week

*Session attendances to be managed by squad coach

Inclusions:

Membership includes up to 6 squad sessions sessions per week

*Session attendances to be managed by squad coach

Squad Coach

Lachlan Knight

At two-years-old, Lachlan began swimming and worked his way into squad swimming by the age of 5. He began competing aged 9 and quickly established himself as a specialist Breastroke + Butterfly swimmer, making qualifying times for 100m and 200m in both disciplines at State and Country Championships, as well as the 200m and 400m Individual Medley.

Aged 17, Lachlan swapped racing for teaching and began his career in learn-to-swim, where he taught a range of ages and levels, from children as young as 2-years-old, to kids starting in squads.

After a couple of years teaching learn-to-swim classes, Lachlan ventured into the world of coaching competitive strokes. He coached several swimmers to Country and State Championships, as well as masters’ swimmers.

Lachlan is passionate about his own health and fitness and can swim every session that he delivers.

Lachlan recently completed a Diploma of Business as he pursues a career within the aquatics industry. He is driven towards helping enrich the lives of individuals in the community.

Lachlan joined the Aligned Leisure team in 2022, and is building his squad team into an inclusive, high-performing swimming team.

He is also an avid fan of the AFL and the GIANTS, and you’ll always see him sporting some crazy socks.

  • Coaching Appointments
  • Development/ Bronze coaching license
  • Masters coaching license
  • Teacher of competitive strokes
  • Former State Swimmer
  • Former NSW Country Championships Finalist
  • Total of 4 years’ experience teaching and coaching in aquatics and water safety
    Coached State team qualifiers (2021, 2022)

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Monday – Friday

Saturday & Sunday

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