Tea Tree Gully Swimming Club TTGSC Adelaide - Squad
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DEVELOPMENT SQUAD

The Development Squad is the first progression in the Tea Tree Gully Swimming Club Squad program and aims to assist athletes with the transition from Learn to Swim Lessons to a competitive squad environment.

Participants will learn how to function in a squad environment as they develop the foundations of competitive technique and skill across all four strokes. Introduction to competition is done in a fun, encouraging and educating way through our Splash Carnivals.

  • Age: Primarily between 7-12 years of age

  • Sessions: Athletes can attend up to 2 sessions per week.

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TRAINING TIMETABLE

Coaches: Erin & Lawrence

  • TUESDAY 6.00pm-7.00pm at ARC Campbelltown
  • WEDNESDAY 4.30pm-5.30pm at Water World
  • FRIDAY 4.30pm-5.30pm at ARC Campbelltown

WARM UPS

Swimmers are asked to arrive at the pool 15 minutes before training.


COMPETITIONS

Junior Development Squad compete in Splash Carnivals.


COMMUNICATION

Two of the most important aspects of being involved in the Tea Tree Gully Swimming Club is good communication between the coach, swimmer and parents and the effective distribution of information to families by the coach and the club.

If a swimmer or parent has any questions or concerns, they are asked to speak to their coach.

The Club uses a number of communication methods to keep members up to date;

TeamApp

Team App

The club predominately utilises TeamApp to communicate update notices, schedules, events, etc. You can download TeamApp to compatible smart phones and tablets. It is designed to send alerts and messages direct to the device on which is installed. Alternatively, you sign up through the TeamApp webpage and receive all notifications to your email address. The team app website is: www.teamapp.com

Once installed search for Tea Tree Gully Swimming Club and request to join the membership. This will be sent to a nominated committee member for action.

Email

Please ensure the Club has an up to date email address to contact you. If you need to update your email address please contact the Club to do so.

White Board

Relevant information regarding upcoming meets can be found on the back of the White Board.

Newsletter

Monthly Newsletters will be sent out via email and shared on TEAM APP.

Facebook

Please like our Facebook page to keep up to date with our latest results


SQUAD PATHWAYS

The athletes in Development Squad progress to:

State Junior Squad – athletes who:

  • have consistently attended training
  • have demonstrated the ability to learn and apply new technique and skill concepts
  • have consistently attended Splash Carnivals
  • are physically and mentally ready for the increase in commitment
  • are physically and mentally ready for the increase in training workload

Progressions from Development Squad generally occur at the beginning of each month however they can take place at any time.

Athlete progression will be decided by the Coaching Team.


EQUIPMENT

Development Squad swimmers are asked to have their own:

  • Drink Bottle (required for training)
  • Flippers
  • Kick Board