Craigie Squads

Swimming WA Squads Programme (SWASP) was established by Swimming WA, a not for profit organisation dedicated to growing the sport of swimming in Western Australia, in 2008. Craigie is the newest addition to the SWAP family, specialising in squad swimming.

The sport of swimming provides many opportunities, such as making lifelong friends, obtaining a healthy lifestyle, and learning valuable life skills. For swimmers who would like to train for health and fitness, other aquatic sports, recreation or school carnivals and competitions, one of our squads would be the perfect place!

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OUR PROGRAMME

Craigie squads are suitable for swimmers from Stage 9 and focuses on skill development, fitness, progress, fun, physical challenges and swimming training skills for life.  Craigie squads operates a perpetual programme, with ongoing swimming test sets and drill sets to ensure your child is continually challenged.

This coaching program has a selection of swimming squads to suit all ages and abilities at the Craigie Leisure Centre.  Swimmers can choose to swim either the Competitive Development or Fitness streams at any time dependent on their own personal swimming goals and needs.

 

COMPETITIVE DEVELOPMENT STREAM

Stroke Development Squad: 7 to 13 years

Junior Squad: 8 to 14 years

This squad is the first level of the Craigie Squad programme and focuses on effective and efficient stroke technique, Freestyle, Backstroke and Breaststroke turns and the development of Butterfly.  This swim squad is perfect for young swimmers who are wanting to develop their swimming ability.  Swimmers will train with a mix of all swimming strokes, drills and skills and lead by Accredited Swim Coaches.  Swimmers are required to bring their own swimming training mesh bag with flippers (long), kickboard and pull buoy so they can be prepared quickly. Our coaching team recommend regular attendance to two to four sessions per week to develop into proficient and strong squad swimmers.

 

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SWIMFIT STREAM

Junior SwimFit 8 to 13 years

Junior SwimFit 13 to 18 years

Senior SwimFit 12 years to adult

Craigie Squads operate three SwimFit Squads at Craigie Leisure Centre for junior swimmers through to adults.  The SwimFit squads are perfect for swimmers who enjoy swimming for health and fitness, or are looking to compete in school swimming, surf club, open water or triathlon events.

A SwimFit swimmer can also be very competitive at WA State level in these squads, by consistently attending three or more sessions per week. Swimmers in the 9 to 13 years squad will swim up to 1500 metres, the 13 to 18 years squad up to 2500m, and the senior squad up to 5000m in each training session with a mix of all swimming strokes and skills. Swimmers are coached by appropriately qualified and Accreditated Swimming Australia coach. Swimmers are required to bring their own swimming mesh bag with flippers (long), pull buoy and kick board so swimmers can changeover quickly between sets.

This swim squad stream provide the right pathway for swimmers to move into more competitive swim squads which focus on State, National and International pool competitions, Open Water, Surf Club and School Competitions. 
 

INTERESTED?  

Please contact us to discuss your swimming history, needs and goals. Then you can book a complimentary squad assessment: swasp.craigie@wa.swimming.org.au

Craigie Squad Information

  • Squad Schedule
  • Squads

     

    Monday

    Tuesday

    Wednesday

    Thursday

    Friday

    Saturday

    Stroke Development

    3:30pm - 4:15pm

    4:15pm - 5pm

    3:30pm - 4:15pm

    4:15pm - 5pm

    3:30pm - 4:15pm

    4:15pm - 5pm

    3:30pm - 4:15pm

    4:15pm - 5pm

    3:30pm - 4:15pm

    4:15pm - 5pm

    7:45am to 8:30am

    Juniors

    4:00pm - 5pm

    3:45pm – 4:45pm

    5:30pm – 6:30pm

    4:00pm - 5:00pm

    3:45pm – 4:45pm

    5:30pm – 6:30pm

    4:00pm - 5pm

    6:30am – 7:30am

    Junior SwimFit

    8 – 13 year olds

    3:45pm - 4:30pm

    3:45pm - 4:30pm

    3:45pm - 4:30pm

    3:45pm - 4:30pm

     

     

    Junior SwimFit

    13 to 18 year olds

    4:30pm -5:30pm

    5:30pm – 6:30pm

    4:30pm – 5:30pm

    4:30pm – 5:30pm

    4:30pm – 5:30pm

     

     

    Senior SwimFit

    5:30am – 7am

    5:30am – 7am

    5:30pm – 7pm

    5:30am – 7am

    5:30am – 7am

    5:30am – 7am

     

  • Squad Fees
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    Squad Program

    Sessions Per Week

    Fees as of January 1st, 2023

    Stroke Development

    up to 3 sessions per week

    $44.00

    Stroke Development

    up to 5 sessions per week

    $50.00

    Juniors

    3 sessions per week

    $49.00

    Juniors

    5 sessions per week

    $55.00

    Junior SwimFit  8 - 13 year olds

    2 sessions per week

    $44.00

    Junior SwimFit 13 - 18 year olds

    2 sessions per week

    $45.00

    Junior SwimFit 13 - 18 year olds

    3 sessions per week

    $55.00

    Senior SwimFit

    3 sessions per week

    $57.00

    Senior SwimFit

    5 sessions per week

    $63.00

     

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