Tea Tree Gully Swimming Club TTGSC Adelaide - Squad
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STATE YOUTH SQUAD

The State Youth Squad is the third progression in Tea Tree Gully Swimming Club Squad program and aims to assist athletes strengthen the foundations of competitive technique and skill across all four strokes with an emphasis on medley swimming.

Participants will begin to take the step from club/district-based competition toward state level competition as they build the physiological platforms needed to succeed in the age group squads.

Athletes will also begin to formulate race plans that are congruent with their individual strengths whilst being encouraged to develop strategies to achieve their longer-term competitive goals.

  • Age: Primarily between 12-16 years of age

  • Sessions: Athletes are encouraged to attend at least 4 sessions per week.

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TRAINING TIMETABLE

Coach: Lawrence Krauter

  • MONDAY 4.30pm-6.30pm at Water World
  • TUESDAY 4.30pm-6.00pm at Water World
  • WEDNESDAY 5.30am-7.15am at Water World
  • FRIDAY 4.30pm-6.30pm at Water World
  • SATURDAY 6.30am-8.00am at Water World

WARM UPS

Swimmers are asked to arrive at the pool 15 minutes before training. Swimmers will need to wear enclosed shoes and bring a skipping rope and appropriately weighted Thera-band.


COMPETITIONS

State Youth Squad competes in Targeted District & Club Meets in order to qualify for State Championships.


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 updates 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 State Youth Squad progress to:

State Senior Squad – athletes who:

  • have consistently attended 4+ sessions including am sessions as prescribed by the coach
  • have Qualified and Compete at State Age Championships
  • have consistently attended competitions as prescribed by the coach
  • are physically and mentally ready for the increase in commitment
  • are physically and mentally ready for the increase in training workload

Progressions from State Youth Squad generally occur at the beginning of each season (after Long Course or Short Course State Championships) however a transition phase may take place at any time.

Athlete progression will be decided by the Coaching Team.


EQUIPMENT

State Youth Squad Swimmers are asked to have their own:

  • Drink Bottle (required for training)
  • Short Fins
  • Kick Board
  • Pull Buoy
  • Finger Paddles
  • Training Snorkel