At SUSF we offer squad swimming for all ages and abilities. Our qualified coaches guide and nurture young swimmers to be the best they can be by developing their technique, helping them achieve their personal goals and creating a great swimmer not just for now but for their entire lives.
To ensure swimmers are in the correct squad for their abilities we offer free assessments. Free swim caps can also be collected when booking.
SUSC have produced many champions. At present our Junior Squad swimmers share the lanes with Sarah Rose, Sarah Hilt, Matt Abood, Andrew Abood, Hayley White and Keiran Qaium who have all competed at the 2013 World Championships or 2014 Commonwealth Games.
With these amazing athletes nearby our Junior Squad swimmers could not be in a better place. Joining the Sydney Uni Swim Club will give them the opportunity to meet and chat with our champions.
Swimmers can attend 4 sessions per week: There are 7 sessions per week to choose from. Annual Junior Membership of SUSF required.
Monthly payment of $115 + $20 annual junior membership
Attending the Junior Squads could not be easier. With busy family and school schedules make it easy by booking in to Junior Squads at SUSF. Your child can swim 4 times a week choosing from 7 sessions. No need to let us know when you’re coming in, just turn up for the start of the session and we will do the rest.
Yellow Squad – Introductory Level
This squad level will continue the development of all 4 strokes, starts, turns and finishes. The focus will be holding stroke technique over distance. Individual medleys will be introduced. Continued membership of the Sydney Uni Swim Club will allow your child to compete in club meets at venues such as Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre (SOPAC) where the 2000 Australian Olympics were held.
Blue Squad – Progression Level
The squad programs are set up to enable your children to develop their swimming technique, confidence and knowledge of the sport of swimming. Continued development of skills and technique will allow your child to compete to a high standard. The focus of the Blue Squad is butterfly over distance, individual medley; turns for each stroke and relay changeovers. Being part of the Sydney Uni Swim Club will encourage your children to make friends with like-minded swimmers and give them the opportunity to race together.
White Squad – Advanced Level
This is the top end of our Junior Squad. All 4 strokes, starts, turns and finishes, Individual Medley’s and relay changeovers at race pace will be developed. “The stronger, the faster, the winner.” With this as the coach’s mantra your children will be the best swimmers they can be in a caring, inclusive and fun environment. Membership of the Sydney Uni Swim Club will allow your child to achieve swimming prowess and gain a confidence now and throughout their lives.
Monthly payments of $73 for two sessions or $43 for one session. Annual Membership of SUSF is required.
To join this squad participants must be competent in all four strokes. The focus is to build fitness and endurance. Sets are mostly freestyle based with other strokes for variety. This squad generally covers approx 2km each session depending on the focus. The adult squad is run on a term basis in conjunction with the public school term.
Competitive Age Group Program
The competitive Age program at Sydney Uni caters for swimmers across 4 levels aged 9 years and over who have met the entry standard for the squad relative to their ability. The program follows the long course summer season and the short course winter season, with breaks occurring at the end of summer and the end of winter, squad fees paid monthly. Swimmers in the program must be financial members of the Sydney Uni Swimming Club and must attend swim carnivals as set down by the coaching staff. Entry into the program is by pre-arranged trial, with the final decision at the discretion of the Head Coach.
Bronze Squad - $121/month + $20 annual junior membership
This squad is aimed at swimmers who have a sound technical development of all 4 strokes and are competing at Area level competitions. The entry standard for the squad is 400m Free under 6:40, 200m IM under 3:20 and 50m kick under 1:00. Swimmers will continue to refine technique and skills while developing the early stages of their aerobic base. Swimmers will also be introduced to more squad based training sessions, learning about training intensities and race plans. The training expectation is 4-5 sessions per week, with 1 dry land session offered for this level. Please click here for the Bronze Squad time table
Silver Squad - $131/month + $20 annual junior membership
This squad is aimed at swimmers who have a sound technical and skill knowledge as well as a developing aerobic base; and are competing at Area-Metropolitan and/or State (12 and under) level competitions. The entry standard for the squad is 1500m Free under 23:30, 200m IM under 3:00, and 200m kick under 3:50. Swimmers will further refine their technique and skill levels, with a greater emphasis on aerobic – threshold training and an introduction to race specific sets. The training expectation is 5-6 sessions per week with 2 dry land sessions offered at this level. Female swimmers 14 and over and male swimmers 13 and over are introduced to the gym. Please click here for the Silver Squad time table
Gold Squad - $141/month + $20 annual junior membership
This squad is aimed at swimmers who have an established technical, skill and aerobic base; and are competing at State (13 and over) level competitions. The entry standard for the squad is 2000m Free under 28:20, 200m IM under 2:45 and 200m kick under 3:30. Swimmers will spend more time training in specific energy systems and working on race specific speed. The training expectation is 6-7 sessions per week with 1 gym session and 1 dry land session additional to the pool sessions. Please click here for the Gold Squad time table
Open Squad - $146/month + $20 annual junior membership
This squad is aimed at swimmers who are competing at State Open and National Age-Open level competitions. The entry standard for the squad is 2000m Free under 26:40, 200m IM under 2:30, 200m kick under 3:20; and be competing at State Open level or above. Swimmers will cover all energy systems in training but the emphasis will be on race specific endurance and speed. The training expectation is 8 sessions per week with 1 gym session and 1 dry land session additional to the pool sessions. Please click here for the Open Squad time table.