Phoenix Aquatics Squad System
The Phoenix Aquatics programme is divided into a series of squads based on ability, performance level and commitment as follows
Competitions will be offered at club Race Days and parents will be advised when their child is ready to join Phoenix Aquatics and start competing at Auckland Level 3 competitions.
Swimmers at this level and above are expected to compete at Club Race Days as well as Level 3 competitions. The aim of the squad is to give its members the all-round skills and abilities to progress to Level 2 competitions and Auckland Age Group/Junior Championship level.
Swimmers will compete at Club Race Days & Level 2 competitions as well as Auckland Age Group/ Junior Championship level meets. At the same time, they should be working towards achieving a high degree of skill development and the capability to achieve Level 1 Qualifying standards.
** swimmers working towards joining a higher squad may be invited to attend additional sessions where appropriate.
Up until 13 years old, the competition focus should be on Level 1 / ASA Junior Festival success with a view to achieving National AG qualifying times by age 14. Swimmers should then focus on success at National AG level (Top 8) and competing strongly at both domestic and overseas competitions. Squad members will also be expected to support club Race Days either through participation or administration duties depending on their age.
** swimmers achieving success at NAG level may be invited to attend additional workouts with the Senior squad where appropriate
Please note that for all competitive squads, these criteria are minimum requirements and do not guarantee automatic selection. All selections will be at the discretion of the Director of Coaching and the squad coaches concerned.
Swimmers will be selected according to a range of factors including performance in training and competition, attendance and attitude.
Session days/times listed above may change so please check with your squad coach or contact Bridget on: email@example.com