Bronze squad is designed for children predominately 10 years and older and is targeted to Junior swimmers that have completed all the associated criteria and have begun to see competing as an integral part of their ‘long term pathway’ within the Rackley Program (an exception to this is if a younger swimmer displays exceptional technical form and motor skills and has achieved the requirements for the squad).
Bronze squad’s primary focus is to create an optimal training environment so that every Bronze swimmer attending any Bronze session can achieve their best and enjoy learning. This optimal training environment is created through the coaching team encouraging every swimmer to seek out the coaching staff & their fellow team-mates, whilst applying themselves to the 1-2 key concepts within every session. The coaching team strongly believes that this system provides every Bronze session with extremely high quality & effectiveness.
Bronze Swimmers will be required to meet the performance, behavioural and attitude criteria associated with this level and will be continually tested. Bronze swimmers must have also met the required technical skills, (these technical skills will be judged at the discretion of the coaching staff). The squads’ philosophy is to provide an inclusive training environment and to assist all swimmers with achieving their goals both swimming and in life.
All swimmers must be current registered ‘Rackley Swim Team’ Members
All swimmers are must attend seasonal club nights & events
All swimmers are encouraged to train over school holiday periods
All swimmers must commit to designated BSA and QSA swim meets throughout the season
All swimmers are to possess a positive attitude towards training/competing and an all-around wiliness to reach their potential.
All swimmers must attend a minimum of 2-3 sessions per week
In addition to the performance criteria, swimmers must be technically proficient in all 4 strokes (this will be determined by the coaching staff)
Swimmers in this squad are expected to handle sets such as; 40x25m@IM on 40sec cycle with good technique, 8x50m@Kick on 1:10, 1000m freestyle test with consistent quality technical skills under 18:00
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Our Squad programs are designed to suit all levels of swimmer from young swimmers moving out of learn to swim to junior squad, competitive swimmers of all ages, fitness swimmers and international athletes.