Squad Structure

Kings has always been a leader in stroke technique at all squad levels. We have history and continued commitment to holistic development of young athletes, assisting them to become faster swimmers and better people. Our graduated squad system provides opportunities for members to develop their skills and compete from school level up to National level. We remain committed to assisting senior members find the right specialist elite program should their talent and desire require it.

Entry to each squad level – Bronze, Silver and Gold – is based on performance and ability. Swimmers will be assessed twice per season, or at the Coaches discretion, to determine their readiness to progress to higher squad levels. Progression through squads is at the Head Coach’s discretion.

We also offer a Silver Fitness Squad which is available to Gold and Silver squad members and only requires a commitment of 2 sessions per week. This is a great option for those squad members who want to continue swimming but are finding other commitments of either school or sport are preventing them from being able to achieve their 4 to 6 sessions weekly.

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Bronze

  • School – Regional Level Competitor
  • Times to be met for 50m Freestyle + two form strokes
  • 100m Individual Medley
  • Proficient in all starts and turns and race clock use
  • Completion of a fixed assessment with Head Coach

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Silver

  • Regional – State Level Competitor
  • Times to be met for 50m Freestyle + two form strokes
  • 200m Individual Medley
  • Proficient in all starts and turns
  • Completion of a Fixed Assessment 2.5km training session
  • Minimum attendance requirement at Bronze training sessions
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Gold

  • State Level Competitor
  • Times to be met for 50m Freestyle + two form strokes
  • 400m Individual Medley
  • Proficient in all starts and turns
  • Completion of a Fixed Assessment of 3km training session
  • Minimum attendance requirement at Silver training sessions
  • Within 5% of State Qualifying Times in two events (can be same stroke, different distance)

Interested in joining?

Kings Swim Club offers a inclusive, family friendly environment where swimmers can develop into confident, independent, focussed individuals in and out of the pool.

Squad membership is at the discretion of the Head Coach who will determine the entry standard and training commitment required – the primary aim of which is to prepare swimmers for competition.

In determining membership of a squad, the Head Coach shall take into consideration the following:

  • swimmers who have graduated from the Kings Learn to Swim program will be given priority; and
  • swimmers who have been part of the Kings Platypus Squad and have met the entry criteria

If you would like to try out to join our Kings Swim Club, please contact the Kings Swim Club Coordinator to discuss a trial swim.

Kings Swim Club Enrolment Form